The year 2011 saw the deaths of world-changing figures, from inventors and movie stars to peacemakers to dictators. A writer looks back on 15 of their lives.
A watershed year for popular democratic movements around the world
Three years after the peak of the Great Recession, 2011 was a year of Great Confrontation.
From HHS overruling the FDA on an age limit for purchasing Plan B without a prescription to a large batch of cantaloupes contaminated with listeria, these are the year's biggest headlines
Atlantic writers and editors pick their favorite moments on "Parks and Recreation," "Friday Night Lights," "Homeland," and more
The worst use of 3D, the best unpleasant film to watch, the coolest action sequence, and more
Atlantic editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading
Crowning the best, worst, and most Occupy Wall Street-ish achievements in rock, rap, and pop
To review the most important business stories of 2011 is confront the sorry reality that good news is, broadly speaking, dead.
From OWS to the Gabby Giffords shooting to the budget stalemates to the roller-coaster GOP presidential nominating contest, a look back at the year that was
From Steve Jobs' death to the drone wars, a roundup of the most important stories of the year
Tabloid dramas such as the trials of Casey Anthony and Conrad Murray filled the headlines this year, but the more important stories -- like the judicial budget crisis -- fell on deaf ears
This year offered the best World Series game ever along with one of the most troubling scandals in college sports history. A look at the best of years and the worst of years.