The Atlantic10 min readPsychology
There’s More to College Than Getting Into College
Applying to schools has become an endless chore—one that teaches students nothing about what really matters in higher education.
The Atlantic4 min read
It’s Impossible to Take the New Aladdin Seriously
Disney’s live-action remake of the 1992 animated classic is a special-effects-laden extravaganza that comes off as clumsy and half-hearted.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
Europe’s Far-Right Leaders Are Using Facebook to Transcend Borders
Captioned in English, sponsored by the Hungarian government, promoted to social-media users in Greece: A video about a Belgian politician represents a new trend in the spread of illiberalism.
The Atlantic4 min read
Game of Thrones Is Over. Now What About the Books?
George R. R. Martin insists that the final entries in his fantasy series are still coming—even though HBO has finished telling his story first.
The Atlantic7 min read
The Modern, Secular Godparent
As Americans become less religious, some families are still looking for a mentor for their kids, albeit not a spiritual one.
The Atlantic4 min readFood & Wine
Letters: ‘I Had Minestrone Soup for Breakfast’
The Atlantic4 min read
Why So Many Sharks Have Bird Feathers in Their Bellies
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
Britons Can’t Help but Make the European Elections All About Brexit
If the U.K. left the EU as planned, it wouldn’t take part in this week’s elections. But nothing about Brexit has gone as planned.
The Atlantic5 min readRelationships & Parenting
End the Plague of Secret Parenting
If mothers and fathers speak openly about child-care obligations, their colleagues will adapt.
The Atlantic4 min read
A New Lawsuit Could Transform How the Influencer Industry Is Regulated
The plaintiff’s lawyer says that “the time is now for content creators, gamers and streamers to stop being taken advantage of through oppressive, unfair and illegal agreements.”
The Atlantic5 min read
John Okada’s No-No Boy Is a Test of American Character
The re-release of a classic novel about Japanese Americans’ incarceration during World War II is an opportunity to reflect on the nation’s persistent internal conflicts.
The Atlantic5 min readPsychology
Why Celebrities Are So Susceptible to Grifters
The Atlantic8 min read
Elizabeth Acevedo’s Work Is a Welcome Rarity in Young-Adult Fiction
The National Book Award–winning author writes complex teenage protagonists whose real-life counterparts have long faced literary erasure.
The Atlantic3 min readTech
The Huawei Drama Is a Gift to U.S. Tech Companies
Faced with opponents along the political spectrum, tech needs a new way to emphasize its importance to the country, and the challenge of China could be that organizing narrative.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
It’s Time to Hold American Elites Accountable for Their Abuses
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
Elizabeth Warren Takes a Different Strategy to Court the Black Vote
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
A Russia Scandal Even Populists Couldn’t Stomach
In a sting video, the head of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party is seen soliciting illegal donations from a Russian billionaire.
The Atlantic3 min read
The College That Gives Graduates the Wrong Diploma
The Atlantic7 min readPolitics
Even Democrats Keep Thinking Iran Is Worse Than Saudi Arabia
The 2020 candidates are resisting the latest brush with war, but they’re not going far enough.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
Nancy Pelosi Might Be the Last Barrier Between Trump and Impeachment
As White House stonewalling continues, Democrats are starting to speak more openly about the constitutional option, but their leader isn’t budging.
The Atlantic7 min readSociety
When Abuse Victims Commit Crimes
New laws in New York and elsewhere could keep women out of prison for crimes against their abusers.
The Atlantic3 min readPolitics
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Annie, Are You Okay?
More subpoenas, this time for Annie Donaldson, chief of staff to former White House Counsel Don McGahn, and Hope Hicks. Plus: Elizabeth Warren has policies. Lots of them.
The Atlantic5 min read
The Complicated Cliché of ‘Bran the Broken’
Game of Thrones, which always commented on the social effects of disability, ended by selling its final twist as inspirational.
The Atlantic4 min read
The Atlantic Daily: How the Huawei Drama Benefits American Tech
But what about China? Plus: the 2020 candidate with the most actualized policies so far, and waiting for George R. R. Martin to conclude The Game of Thrones.
The Atlantic5 min read
The Medieval Practices That Reshaped Europe’s Fish
More than 700 years ago, demand for sturgeon, salmon, and other fish was so high that kings had to start regulating fishing.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
The Trade War Is Just the Beginning
“I have been talking about China for many years. And you know what? Nobody listened,” Donald Trump told a crowd outside Pittsburgh in 2016. “But they are listening now.” If China’s leaders didn’t notice a campaign speech then, the president has their
The Atlantic4 min read
My Chicago Synagogue Was Firebombed—But We’re Not Leaving
“There are four primary causes of injury: the ox and the pit and the crop-destroying beast and fire.” Those are the opening words of Bava Kamma, the tractate of the Mishnah—the first authoritative compendium of rabbinic Jewish law—that deals with the
The Atlantic11 min read
Did Viewers Win or Lose in Game of Thrones?
Three Atlantic writers discuss the HBO epic’s divisive series finale, which tries to break the wheel one last time.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
The Unchecked Corruption of Trump’s Cabinet
The lavish spending of top officials rarely makes headlines anymore, but that doesn’t mean the problem has gone away.
The Atlantic6 min read
Macron and Salvini: Two Leaders, Two Competing Visions for Europe
The French and Italian politicians see different futures for the continent. Both face tests in this week’s European Parliament elections.
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