In April, The Experiment explored a widely criticized legal principle that disproportionately puts youth of color and women behind bars. But is it the only way to hold police accountable when they kill?
Today’s oral argument signaled that the Court is poised to reverse Roe v. Wade outright.
In film, science, and the economy, the U.S. has fallen out of love with the hard work of invention.
A new, highly contagious variant could have terrible consequences. But if it ends up causing milder symptoms than Delta, there’s a real upside.
Climate advocates finally have some power—and all the dilemmas that come with it.
Join a thoughtful new dialogue on controversies around COVID, incarceration, and more
The Humans turns a difficult Thanksgiving dinner into something grotesque.
Let’s converse here, instead of on social media.
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Everything has to go right for the James Webb Space Telescope.
A vaccine’s value isn’t just in its peak performance.
The rise of the attention economy has accelerated our habit of engaging with our hobbies in a data-driven way.
An emerging culture idolizes a twisted version of “toughness” as the highest ideal and despises a false version of “weakness” as the lowest vice.
As nuclear talks resume, Iran is feeling both insecure and uncompromising—a dangerous combination.
Donald Trump is maybe running for president in 2024. Mike Pence might be too. What’s the future of the Republican Party?
The late composer-lyricist took a calcified medium and made it engage with the human condition.
Rumors of a gold discovery recently brought hundreds of illegal mining dredges to a river in the Amazon. Officials have set fire to more than 60 of them.
Amelia Whelan used social media as an accelerant for her sales community. Then things blew up.
The disappearance of the Chinese tennis star is an embarrassment to Beijing—and undercuts its campaign to present the Chinese system as a model for the world.
The idea that anti-racist is a code word for “anti-white” is the claim of avowed extremists.
The ban that comes before the Supreme Court on Wednesday is “pure gaslighting,” says the controversial judge who struck it down.
For 70 years, even as their complaints have evolved, they have consistently aimed to troll.
If Donald Trump officially enters the next presidential race, that doesn’t mean his former vice president will stay out of the contest.
New revelations show the CNN anchor betrayed his obligation to his viewers.
Should you be panicking? No, but you should be paying attention.
New abortion bans are stricter than ever before.
An epidemiologist joins five Atlantic parents to discuss just how long their pandemic trade-offs can hold.
Freedom was once a rallying cry for justice, but the country’s Realtors had a better use for it.