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  • December 2007

    December 2007

    Photo above: Deposed bear king lorek Byrnison assert s himself in a still from the screen adaption of Philip Pullman's fantasy novel The Golden Compass. (Copyright 2007, New Line Cinema). Hanna Rosin recounts the backroom wrangling sparked by the book's antireligious content in "How Hollywood Saved God."

  • November 2007

    November 2007

    The Atlantic's 150th anniversary issue—prominent contributors weigh in on the future of the American idea; Walter Kirn on the scourge of multitasking; Paul Elie on the misuses of Niebuhr; P.J. O'Rourke sings of fizzy fluid retention; James Fallows on the view of America from Abroad; Hitchens on Bellow; Caitlin Flanagan dismisses Hillary Clinton; and much more.

  • October 2007

    October 2007

    Jonathan Rauch reports on Bill Clinton's charitable foundation; Olivia Judson on the evolution of kindness; Henry Blodget on conscientious investing; Joshua Hammer on Pakistan after Musharraf; Christopher Hitchens reviews Philip Roth; James Fallows on protecting your files and programs; Michael Hirschorn sings the praises of Facebook; and much more.

  • September 2007

    September 2007

    Joshua Green on Karl Rove; Matthew Scully on Michael Gerson's careerist machinations; Robert D. Kaplan on the B-2 bomber; James Fallows on Macau; Clive Crook on Private Equity; B.R. Myers on the amoral gourmet; Christopher Hitchens on Edmund Wilson; Wayne Curtis visits the hippies of Guatemala; and much more.

  • Fiction 2007

    Fiction 2007

    Stories by John Updike, Tobias Wolff, Marjorie Kemper, Constance Squires, Sana Krasikov, and Bradford Tice; Edward J. Delaney assesses America's top writing programs; poems by Brendan Galvin, Linda Pastan, and others; Ann Patchett on writing, friendship, and censorship; our 2007 student poetry contest winners; and much more.

  • July/August 2007

    July/Aug 2007

    James Fallows, "China Makes, the World Takes"; Adam Minter, "Keeping Faith"; Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press, "Superiority Complex"; a look at contemporary Chinese art; Virginia Postrel on Hollywood photographer George Hurrell; Christopher Hitchens reviews Ian McEwan; your father may not be who you think he is; Caitlin Flanagan on the dangers of MySpace; and much more.

  • June 2007

    June 2007

    David Samuels, "Grand Illusions"; Ron Rosenbaum, "How to Trick an Online Scammer"; Brian Mockenhaupt, "The Army We Have"; Clive Crook on the lost American Dream; Virginia Postrel analyzes the color of your house; Mona Simpson assesses Primo Levi; Thomas Mallon on the JFK assassination; a new Saudi effort to deprogram terrorists; and much more.

  • May 2007

    May 2007

    Mark Bowden, "The Ploy"; Nadya Labi, "The Kingdom in the Closet"; David Samuels, "Let's Die Together"; Gershom Gorenberg, "The Minister for National Fears"; Andrew Bacevich on military activism; Caitlin Flanagan on abortion; Marc Ambinder on Hillary's husband; Michael Hirschorn hails reality TV; Virginia Postrel sees fashion as art; and much more.

  • April 2007

    April 2007

    Gregg Easterbrook, "Hot Prospects"; Stephen Faris, "The Real Roots of Darfur"; James Fallows, "Win in China!"; Jeremy Kahn, "The Story of a Snitch"; Jonathan Rauch on how to end the culture wars; Caitlin Flanagan notes the vulnerability of college girls; Michael Hirschorn pooh-poohs the so-called social media revolution; Virginia Postrel considers the implications of loft-style living; and much more.

  • March 2007

    March 2007

    Mark Bowden, "Jihadists in Paradise"; Joshua Green, "They Won't Know What Hit Them"; James Fallows, "Mr. Zhang Builds His Dream Town"; Sandra Tsing Loh on women's preference for food over sex with their husbands; Ross Douthat on George Bush's Legacy; Ilana Ozernoy on a disintigrating Baghdad Neighborhood; Emily Hiestand travels to Sweden; Mona Simpson reviews Chekhov; and much more.

  • January/February 2007

    Jan/Feb 2007

    Carl M. Cannon, "Untruth and Consequences"; Bing West, "Streetwise"; Amy Waldman, "Reading, Writing, Resurrection"; Jeffrey Rosen on Chief Justice John Roberts; Joshua Green on Unity08; Virginia Postrel on airline glamor, Jon Zobenica on Girlie Mags; P.J. O'Rourke follows the tractors; Michael Hirschorn has a music-geek epiphany; Robert Kaplan on the lessons of Herodotus; and much more.

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