NASA is planning for its tenth Mars-landing attempt next week. If it succeeds, the feat will be worth celebrating.
Young people are having less sex. The big question is, why?
While national programs stall, private projects move ahead.
The Atlantic’s politics editor looks ahead.
Researchers provide a crash course in the study of tribalism. Plus, a reading list of the best writing on the subject.
Two Atlantic reporters on the races they’re watching.
New research shows that young people, not just parents, are worried about phone time.
Rebecca Traister talks about her new book, Good and Mad.
A Masthead-exclusive video takes you inside the printing plant that creates The Atlantic magazine.
China says its mass detention of Muslims is legal, and even fun.
An economist and policy experts respond to a natural-gas worker’s worries that the fight against climate change will hurt Americans like him.
Caleb Madison is innovating within a decades-old form.
A rule change at the EPA could have big consequences for how air pollution is regulated.
Identity politics divide America, but the idea of warring tribes is too simple.
Readers grapple with Lauren Groff’s character “consumed with anxiety about the state of the world.”
It’s getting easier to become emotionally attached to a voice assistant. That’s a mixed blessing.
After a series of niche Best Picture winners, the awards show is struggling to stay relevant. 2018 could change that.
Rebecca Traister’s Good and Mad is our October book-club pick; C. J. Chivers’ “War Without End” is the winner of our search for the next must-read piece of journalism.
A lawsuit at the prestigious school has implications for affirmative action at universities everywhere.
A bonus video for Masthead members. And Jeremy Raff reflects on his documentary, The Separated.