The lessons of James Comey's memos, a look inside the Museum of Ice Cream, and more
TheAtlantic: WeeklySunday Apr 22, 2018
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How Syria Came to This

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering

Andrew Tabler

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Four Things the Comey Memos Reveal

From Putin to Flynn, the highlights of the former FBI director’s conversations with President Trump

David A. Graham

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Since 2016, Half of All Coral in the Great Barrier Reef Has Died

A new study warns it has become a “highly altered, degraded system.”

Robinson Meyer

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Amazon May Have a Counterfeit Problem

The company is facing multiple lawsuits from brands who say it does not do enough to prevent fakes from being listed on its website.

Alana Semuels

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When Disadvantaged Students Overlook Elite Colleges

Many poor, minority high-schoolers don’t apply to top institutions even though they could get in—a decision that can have lasting consequences.

Adam Harris

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Why More Young Married Couples Are Keeping Separate Bank Accounts

It doesn’t signal a lack of trust—to some, it’s a way for spouses to show they trust each other more.

Caroline Kitchener

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How Exactly Does Autism Muddy Communication?

The root of the problem could be social or linguistic.

Lydia Denworth and Spectrum

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Why Pop Culture Links Women and Killer Plants

Botany is seeing a mini-revival as a plot device, adding a transgressive edge to recent films like Phantom Thread and Annihilation.

Amandas Ong

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When Einstein Warned the World

Seventy years ago, Albert Einstein presaged atomic war.

Atthar Mirza

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The Hunt for Wonder Drugs at the North Pole

In a race against antibiotic resistance, a Norwegian research team sails into the Arctic darkness.

Kea Krause

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Scenes From Coachella 2018

Last weekend, the first part of the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival took place in Indio, California, headlined by Beyoncé.

Alan Taylor

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American Sports Needs More Fair-Weather Fans

Why you should root for great teams and great players—and abandon your sad-sack local franchise

Derek Thompson

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The Post-Millennial Generation Is Here

… and they're working at the Museum of Ice Cream.

Lauren Smiley

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