Perspectives on American life, informed by military service
Traveling the world to see microbes, plants, and animals in oceans, grasslands, forests, deserts, the icy poles—and wherever else they may be.
A year-by-year catalogue of some of the magazine's most momentous work.
How the urban landscape is evolving
Where athletic pursuit can lead
Dispatches from Washington Ideas Week
An assessment of how the administration has changed America
On August 21, an eclipse will sweep across the United States, from the redwood forests of Oregon to the shores of South Carolina. Read The Atlantic’s coverage here.
How artists navigate their industries, hone their craft, and make a living
A celebration of the life and legacy of Jane Austen, 200 years after her death
Each year, one in every 20 Americans racks up just as much in medical bills as another 19 combined. This critical 5 percent of the U.S. population is key to solving the nation's health-care spending crisis.
Testing the therapies of the future
The possibilities and pitfalls of mentorship
Beyond the age of mass incarceration
A collection of essays from technologists and scholars about how machines are reshaping civil society
How networks of computers are increasingly transforming the human world, from blockchains to the Internet of Things
Glimpses of professional life in the U.S.
Ideas from a changing world
On beauty routines, and when they fail