Posted: 2020-08-10 09:30:03
Here is one more item on a bellwether business category that until recently had been an indicator of downtown renewal…...
Posted: 2020-08-10 09:23:00
Also: Is a bandanna actually a mask?...
A Growing Oil Spill Off the Coast of Mauritiu...

A Growing Oil Spill Off the Coast of Mauritius


After running aground and being battered by waves for days, the MV Wakashio has leaked tons of fuel oil....
Posted: 2020-08-10 05:48:14
A Growing Oil Spill Off the Coast of Mauritius
After running aground and being battered by waves for days, the MV Wakashio has leaked tons of fuel oil....
A Pandemic Journey That Puts Odysseus to Sham...

A Pandemic Journey That Puts Odysseus to Shame


One scientist started in the Arctic Ocean and ended up crossing the Russia-Finland border on a folding bicycle procured in Germany....
Posted: 2020-08-10 05:08:10
A Pandemic Journey That Puts Odysseus to Shame
One scientist started in the Arctic Ocean and ended up crossing the Russia-Finland border on a folding bicycle procured in Germany....
Kamala Harris Did What She Had To...

Kamala Harris Did What She Had To


In attacking her record on crime policy, her critics are ignoring how politics actually works....
Posted: 2020-08-10 04:35:00
Kamala Harris Did What She Had To
In attacking her record on crime policy, her critics are ignoring how politics actually works....

Posted: 2020-08-10 02:14:19
The authorities insist freedoms will be upheld. Their actions show otherwise....
Posted: 2020-08-10 11:00:00
The ads are everywhere. You can learn to serve like Serena Williams or write like Margaret Atwood. But what MasterClass really delivers is something altogether different....
Dear Therapist: I Don’t Want My Sister in M...

Dear Therapist: I Don’t Want My Sister in My Bridal Party


My entire nuclear family is incredibly angry with me....
Posted: 2020-08-10 11:00:00
Dear Therapist: I Don’t Want My Sister in My Bridal Party
My entire nuclear family is incredibly angry with me....
Forest Fires Are Setting Chernobyl’s Radiat...

Forest Fires Are Setting Chernobyl’s Radiation Free


Trees now cover most of the exclusion zone, and climate change is making them more likely to burn....
Posted: 2020-08-10 11:00:00
Forest Fires Are Setting Chernobyl’s Radiation Free
Trees now cover most of the exclusion zone, and climate change is making them more likely to burn....
The Huge Minimum-Wage Reform in Biden’s Dis...

The Huge Minimum-Wage Reform in Biden’s Disability Plan


The partisan divide on disability rights is bigger now than at any time in recent memory....
Posted: 2020-08-10 11:00:00
The Huge Minimum-Wage Reform in Biden’s Disability Plan
The partisan divide on disability rights is bigger now than at any time in recent memory....

Posted: 2020-08-10 10:30:00
If lawmakers rein in abuses by Amazon, the U.S. can also regain the ability to govern itself....
Posted: 2020-08-10 10:00:00
Something fundamental has changed about the ways Americans vote....
How to Show Kids the Joy of Reading...

How to Show Kids the Joy of Reading


Deloris Fowler had seen educational reforms come and go. Then one of them surprised her....
Posted: 2020-08-10 10:00:00
How to Show Kids the Joy of Reading
Deloris Fowler had seen educational reforms come and go. Then one of them surprised her....
Arkansas: Images of the Natural State...

Arkansas: Images of the Natural State


A few glimpses of the landscape of Arkansas, and some of the animals and people calling it home...
Posted: 2020-08-09 04:21:01
Arkansas: Images of the Natural State
A few glimpses of the landscape of Arkansas, and some of the animals and people calling it home...
The Long Fall of Jerry Falwell Jr....

The Long Fall of Jerry Falwell Jr.


Liberty University’s leader has effectively become a spokesman for evangelicalism. Pastors and alumni worry about the consequences for their faith....
Posted: 2020-08-09 03:40:57
The Long Fall of Jerry Falwell Jr.
Liberty University’s leader has effectively become a spokesman for evangelicalism. Pastors and alumni worry about the consequences for their faith....

Posted: 2020-08-09 03:00:00
Readers respond to our June 2020 issue....
Posted: 2020-08-09 01:00:00
Armando Iannucci’s adaptation of Dickens’s novel is mad, loving, and brilliant....
Venus of Willendorf...

Venus of Willendorf


A poem by Yusef Komunyakaa, published in The Atlantic in 1998...
Posted: 2020-08-09 12:00:00
Venus of Willendorf
A poem by Yusef Komunyakaa, published in The Atlantic in 1998...
The Whole Concept of ‘Unlawful Assembly’ ...

The Whole Concept of ‘Unlawful Assembly’ Is a Mess


“Unlawful assembly” is like “illegal writing” or “forbidden religious exercise”: There surely may be such a thing, but what qualifies?...
Posted: 2020-08-09 10:53:39
The Whole Concept of ‘Unlawful Assembly’ Is a Mess
“Unlawful assembly” is like “illegal writing” or “forbidden religious exercise”: There surely may be such a thing, but what qualifies?...
How to Beat Populists When the Facts Don’t ...

How to Beat Populists When the Facts Don’t Matter


The electorate is split into separate information bubbles. But unconventional messengers, appeals to patriotism, and even jokes can reach voters who don’t want to listen....
Posted: 2020-08-09 10:00:00
How to Beat Populists When the Facts Don’t Matter
The electorate is split into separate information bubbles. But unconventional messengers, appeals to patriotism, and even jokes can reach voters who don’t want to listen....

Posted: 2020-08-08 03:00:00
A white man of the Jim Crow South, he couldn’t escape the burden of race, yet derived creative force from it....
Posted: 2020-08-08 12:00:00
Her latest novel frames lying as a creative act....
America’s Authoritarian Governor...

America’s Authoritarian Governor


Georgia had an early surge of the virus, and now cases are spiking again. Brian Kemp has refused to learn a thing....
Posted: 2020-08-08 11:00:00
America’s Authoritarian Governor
Georgia had an early surge of the virus, and now cases are spiking again. Brian Kemp has refused to learn a thing....
Susan Rice's Fear Came True...

Susan Rice's Fear Came True


The Biden vice-presidential-nominee finalist discusses Trump’s pandemic response, Benghazi, and her family’s politics....
Posted: 2020-08-08 11:00:00
Susan Rice's Fear Came True
The Biden vice-presidential-nominee finalist discusses Trump’s pandemic response, Benghazi, and her family’s politics....
Cancel College...

Cancel College


Reopening universities will accomplish little and endanger many....
Posted: 2020-08-08 10:30:00
Cancel College
Reopening universities will accomplish little and endanger many....

Posted: 2020-08-08 10:00:00
The goal shouldn’t be to make the Court less ideological, but to make it less powerful....
Posted: 2020-08-08 04:38:42
Is the pandemic changing science?...
Another Lesson from the Roman Empire...

Another Lesson from the Roman Empire


A year ago, I published a piece in the print magazine about that long-standing object of American fascination, the Roman…...
Posted: 2020-08-07 09:46:38
Another Lesson from the Roman Empire
A year ago, I published a piece in the print magazine about that long-standing object of American fascination, the Roman…...
The Atlantic Daily: 9 Poems for This Fraught ...

The Atlantic Daily: 9 Poems for This Fraught Moment


Writers and editors from around our newsroom pick ones worth revisiting....
Posted: 2020-08-07 09:11:00
The Atlantic Daily: 9 Poems for This Fraught Moment
Writers and editors from around our newsroom pick ones worth revisiting....
The Amazing Disappearing Election...

The Amazing Disappearing Election


Donald Trump and the coronavirus are all-consuming topics. What will happen to the rest of the world’s issues?...
Posted: 2020-08-07 07:22:14
The Amazing Disappearing Election
Donald Trump and the coronavirus are all-consuming topics. What will happen to the rest of the world’s issues?...

Posted: 2020-08-07 06:02:56
Writing is sometimes seen as a solitary pursuit, but co-authors, editors, and friends enrich the process: Your weekly guide to the best in books...
Posted: 2020-08-07 03:47:57
And it starts with undermining the U.S. Postal Service....
The Supreme Court Is Avoiding Talking About R...

The Supreme Court Is Avoiding Talking About Race


Saying nothing often is saying something....
Posted: 2020-08-07 02:43:19
The Supreme Court Is Avoiding Talking About Race
Saying nothing often is saying something....
The Empty Nesters Who Run a Bookstore—And L...

The Empty Nesters Who Run a Bookstore—And Live Together


“A lot of people told me, ‘Don’t do it.’ I said, ‘But I love books and reading.’”...
Posted: 2020-08-07 02:00:00
The Empty Nesters Who Run a Bookstore—And Live Together
“A lot of people told me, ‘Don’t do it.’ I said, ‘But I love books and reading.’”...
How to Write an Imperfect Black Woman...

How to Write an Imperfect Black Woman


In her debut novel, Luster, Raven Leilani tries to liberate her protagonist from any inherent virtuousness or exceptionalism....
Posted: 2020-08-07 12:09:36
How to Write an Imperfect Black Woman
In her debut novel, Luster, Raven Leilani tries to liberate her protagonist from any inherent virtuousness or exceptionalism....

Posted: 2020-08-07 11:00:00
How a visit to his birthplace helped me understand this time in America...
Posted: 2020-08-07 11:00:00
As activists move closer to their goal of making abortion illegal, they have started planning for the infrastructure needed for a world with more babies—and recruiting major CEOs to bankro...
The Nation’s First Civil-Rights Law Needs t...

The Nation’s First Civil-Rights Law Needs to Be Fixed


Section 1981 has been on the books for more than 150 years. But its promise has never been fulfilled....
Posted: 2020-08-07 10:30:00
The Nation’s First Civil-Rights Law Needs to Be Fixed
Section 1981 has been on the books for more than 150 years. But its promise has never been fulfilled....
I Was a Useful Idiot for Capitalism...

I Was a Useful Idiot for Capitalism


Like other college-educated liberal professionals, I helped the rich prevail at the expense of everybody else....
Posted: 2020-08-07 10:00:00
I Was a Useful Idiot for Capitalism
Like other college-educated liberal professionals, I helped the rich prevail at the expense of everybody else....
Photos of the Week: Ribblehead Viaduct, Lobst...

Photos of the Week: Ribblehead Viaduct, Lobster Party, Dragon Splashdown


Back to school in Georgia, a raccoon on the mike in California, Highland cattle in Scotland, damage after the explosion in Beirut, a pyrocumulus cloud in California, cooling in a pool in Spa...
Posted: 2020-08-07 04:30:00
Photos of the Week: Ribblehead Viaduct, Lobster Party, Dragon Splashdown
Back to school in Georgia, a raccoon on the mike in California, Highland cattle in Scotland, damage after the explosion in Beirut, a pyrocumulus cloud in California, cooling in a pool in Spa...

Posted: 2020-08-07 01:04:00
We recap three things we learned this week while covering the pandemic—and look ahead to what you can expect as the weather turns cold....
Posted: 2020-08-06 06:25:00
TikTok could persist in many ways in America. None is good....
Ellen’s Celebrity Defenders Aren’t Helpin...

Ellen’s Celebrity Defenders Aren’t Helping Her


The comedian’s employees say that fame has enabled callousness and abuse on her show. The warm testimonies of her superstar friends highlight their point....
Posted: 2020-08-06 05:19:00
Ellen’s Celebrity Defenders Aren’t Helping Her
The comedian’s employees say that fame has enabled callousness and abuse on her show. The warm testimonies of her superstar friends highlight their point....
Dear Diary: This Is My Life in Quarantine...

Dear Diary: This Is My Life in Quarantine


Sensing that they’re living through a historic moment, many people are journaling to create a keepsake of life during the pandemic....
Posted: 2020-08-06 04:43:00
Dear Diary: This Is My Life in Quarantine
Sensing that they’re living through a historic moment, many people are journaling to create a keepsake of life during the pandemic....
A Tale of Two Seth Rogens...

A Tale of Two Seth Rogens


In HBO Max’s An American Pickle, the actor plays both a Jewish immigrant from the 1920s who wakes up in 2020—and his great-grandson....
Posted: 2020-08-06 04:20:34
A Tale of Two Seth Rogens
In HBO Max’s An American Pickle, the actor plays both a Jewish immigrant from the 1920s who wakes up in 2020—and his great-grandson....

Posted: 2020-08-06 01:21:26
Patients and doctors are rediscovering the unexpected virtues and hidden pitfalls of homebound care....
Posted: 2020-08-06 01:07:15
The Democratic nominee, just like everyone else, doesn’t know what might await him in January....
The Underemployment Crisis...

The Underemployment Crisis


Even before the pandemic, roughly one in 10 workers wanted to log more hours....
Posted: 2020-08-06 10:45:00
The Underemployment Crisis
Even before the pandemic, roughly one in 10 workers wanted to log more hours....
Just a Small Shift in Remote Work Could Chang...

Just a Small Shift in Remote Work Could Change Everything


Three predictions for what the future might look like...
Posted: 2020-08-06 10:30:00
Just a Small Shift in Remote Work Could Change Everything
Three predictions for what the future might look like...
I’ve Witnessed the Decline of the Republica...

I’ve Witnessed the Decline of the Republican Party


Over five decades, the GOP has transformed into something I no longer recognize....
Posted: 2020-08-06 10:15:00
I’ve Witnessed the Decline of the Republican Party
Over five decades, the GOP has transformed into something I no longer recognize....