Tunisia was the best case, Sudan the last hope, Syria the bloodiest of all: The countries that not long ago sparked optimism for a democratic wave in the Arab world have descended into dictatorship, and Washington shouldn’t ignore them.
The Canary Islands have somehow become a major nursery for a critically endangered species.
What comes next?
America has paid a steep price for devoting too much space to storing cars.
Entertainment musts from Emma Sarappo
A new collection of Charles Portis’s work makes the case for his place in the American canon.
The ultimate performative politician doesn’t seem to enjoy the in-person performance of politics.
In praise of starting the day with enjoyable things
Scientists keep discovering species in museum collections long after they’ve died out. What else have we missed?
Atlantic writers have challenged conventional food wisdom time and time again.
The view from nowhere came from somewhere.
China is a more formidable adversary than the Soviet Union ever was, and the world is less divisible.
Asking a neighborhood or municipality to bear the responsibility for a housing crisis is asking for failure.
Big Tech’s warnings about an AI apocalypse are distracting us from years of actual harms their products have caused.
What to make of two strikingly different series finales—and worldviews
Things are finally looking up for the American worker. Why does the government see that as a crisis?
The U.S. is returning to a tired old playbook: If at first you fail to make something a universal right, try making it an employee benefit.
History shows how to stave it off.
Russia’s gambit to deter support for Ukraine by restricting energy supplies flopped—thanks to concerted action by European countries.
Ernie Pyle understood that the war would be won, or lost, in the realm of steel, dirt, and blood.