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The Atlantic is pleased to offer our subscribers—and our future subscribers—something new and exciting: a suite of newsletters, by some of America's most thoughtful, provocative, and urgent writers.

The Atlantic, across its entire existence, has been home to superior writing—from Emerson to Douglass to Hemingway to Plath—and today we're growing our corps of contributors in a way that benefits us all. We expect that our new suite of newsletters will inform and entertain and challenge and delight our readers, and make a subscription to The Atlantic even more satisfying and useful.

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- Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

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Humans Being, by Jordan Calhoun

Humans Being searches for lessons in the most popular movies, books, TV shows, and more. Whatever you’re streaming, this newsletter wants to be your companion to help understand the story and decide what to play next. Preview.


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I Have Notes, by Nicole Chung

A newsletter in which Nicole shares conversations and essays, explores the books she’s reading, discusses the craft of writing, and interacts with readers in an advice column focused on friendships, family relationships, and creative work and goal-setting. Preview.


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The Third Rail, by David French

The Third Rail concentrates on the Constitution, culture, and the disputes that divide America. David will take a hard look at hard issues and seek to examine not just the ends but also the means of American debate. Preview.


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Brooklyn, Everywhere, by Xochitl Gonzalez

A native Brooklynite ponders the many meanings of gentrification and what we lose in our relentless pursuit of "the American dream." Preview.


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Wait, What? by Molly Jong-Fast

Wait, What? is a newsletter about things you should be noticing from the left-leaning opinion columnist Molly Jong-Fast. You won’t have to puzzle over her bias. Expect the political, coverage of the far-right media-industrial complex, and the personal. Preview.


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Peacefield, by Tom Nichols

Peacefield by Tom Nichols is a newsletter from an international-affairs expert, former political staffer, and native son of Massachusetts who writes about America’s place in the world—and especially about the challenges at home and abroad to the survival of liberal democracy in the United States, along with contrary and often curmudgeonly takes about everything from public manners to classic rock. Preview.


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Unsettled Territory, by Imani Perry

Unsettled Territory is a journey through culture, law, history, literature, and politics. Making time for digression, diversion, subversion, and surprise, this voracious, impassioned, and eclectic intellectual is doing what she calls American rootwork: deep diving in order to find meaning in both the extraordinary and the mundane. Preview.


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Deep Shtetl, by Yair Rosenberg

A curious person’s guide to the stories behind the stories, demystifying the potent but often misunderstood forces that shape our world, from religious faith to social-media technology to popular culture. Preview.


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Galaxy Brain, by Charlie Warzel

You live in interesting times. Galaxy Brain wants to help you navigate them. A newsletter about technology, media, politics … and big ideas. Preview.