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The Pending Russia/U.S. Reset: Birth of a New Business Model?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.20.2017 | World
Daniel Wagner

Certain guiding principles have proven instrumental in shaping our views of the world. Among them, for many Americans and Russians, is the belief that...

The Worst Leader In History

Laurence Leamer | Posted 12.30.2016 | Media
Laurence Leamer

A couple months ago the Atlantic asked me to contribute to the series the magazine runs on the back page of their magazine. Each month they ask a ques...

The Strange Story Of How A Mexican State Became A Shopper's Paradise

Bob Schulman | Posted 12.14.2016 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Tourist checks out copper vase in Santa Clara del Cobre. Enter the good guy: It was a long, bumpy ride across the Atlantic from Spain to New Spain (M...

Around The World With The Sun

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Joan Z. Shore

It will go down in the annals of aviation: A round-the-world flight without a drop of fuel. That was the amazing achievement of two Swiss pi...

Five Reasons Vero Beach Is Your New Favorite Florida Destination

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.28.2016 | Travel
Xaque Gruber

While too many of Florida's waterfront cities have succumbed to claustrophobic overdevelopment, tacky tourist traps, and high-rises, Vero Beach remain...

Summer Destination: Colonial Williamsburg

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.06.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was recently invited to serve on the board of the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums. I had known of the museums since my time at Williams College a...

My Ancestors Came from Brittany -- And Yes, I Do Love Crèpes and Cider!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.21.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Brittany is the extreme west part of France, and is not to be confused with Britain, which stands for Great Britain, aka England -- but you knew that.

Mr. President, You've Spared the East Coast From Drilling -- Now End Seismic Blasting

Joel Reynolds | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Drilling and seismic are heavy industrial bedfellows. Blasting our ocean with seismic airgun explosions in a hunt for oil and gas reserves will forever harm our whales, turtles and fish. And it blows the locks off the doors to keep offshore drilling out for good.

Yes, This Giant Sand Dune Is Surprisingly Located in France

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 02.22.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Am I on planet Mars? Imagine the large dunes of Africa and the hot sand of deserts of the World. Well, here you are: the giant dune of France, the largest one in Europe has been a strange phenomenon from day one

Exxon, Shell and Chevron Eye Atlantic Coast Oil

Tim Donaghy | Posted 01.27.2017 | Green
Tim Donaghy

Sharks are circling in the Atlantic ocean, and we're not referring to the majestic wildlife found there.

Early Frost

Stanley Ely | Posted 09.29.2016 | Travel
Stanley Ely

I disappointed myself in a way by cancelling a summer trip (too demanding physically), but no small compensation came this month with a getaway to Mas...

'A Brief Visual History Of Booze' Goes Way Back Into Our Pickled Past

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.31.2015 | Taste

It's 5 o'clock somewhere, right? Some people say drinking booze is the secret to longevity. As it turns out, alcohol has had a pretty long life of its...

Most Scenic Drive in the World? Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Richard Bangs | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel
Richard Bangs

I shoulder my pack and begin the hike upwards. Stopping at an overview I feel like I've been slipped a mild tranquilizer. I swallow a set of tears. Is it the wind, or the view? The air is the freshest I've ever breathed, a salt wash for the soul.

New York's Marine Constituencies Make Nice

Jon Forrest Dohlin | Posted 07.06.2016 | New York
Jon Forrest Dohlin

Instead of talking past each other, representatives of the commercial and recreational fishing industry, scientists, researchers, and conservationists looked for collaboration and trust.

Revelation of Special Forces Misuse Points Up the Need for A Hard Assessment of the Long Wars

William Bradley | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

It turns out that it's not only drones which are being overused in our still far too secret "long wars" around the globe. A New York Times investigation revealed over the weekend that our most famous special forces unit is being used on an amazingly ad hoc basis, with no oversight to speak of.

Why The East Coast Needs To Pay Attention To The Santa Barbara Oil Spill

Jackie Savitz | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Jackie Savitz

It is absurd that the last five years has seen oil extraction returning to previous levels, with rigs drilling even deeper in the Gulf than before the tragedy took place.

Live From the Marrakech Film Festival: Dec. 8

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.07.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Here's the best thing about attending an event like the Marrakech International Film Festival: It's one of the rare opportunities that a critic has to truly walk into a screening knowing absolutely nothing about a film.

Atlantic Will Stop Publishing The Wire

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.22.2014 | Media

The Wire will no longer exist as its own website and will be integrated back into The Atlantic, company presidents James Bennet and Bob Cohn told staf...

Atlantic's President Jumps To Time Inc.

Michael Calderone | Posted 04.29.2014 | Media
Michael Calderone

Atlantic president heading to Time Inc.

Mexico City: Tales of an Aztec Emperor, a Spanish Conquistador and a Flying Serpent

Bob Schulman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Next time you're on a jet landing at Mexico City, try to imagine what happened here five centuries ago.

Media for Sale: Coal Lobby Buys Politico, Real Clear Politics Events

David Halperin | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
David Halperin

Last week, the political news website Real Clear Politics hosted a Washington D.C. event. Held at the gleaming Newseum, site of many such events, it was entitled, "U.S. Energy Policy: The Road Ahead," and appeared to be a genuine policy discussion. It was, in fact, an infomercial.

Why the Atlantic, Not the Pacific, May Dominate the 21st Century

Erik Brattberg | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Erik Brattberg

2013-02-11-ctrlogoreal.png The transatlantic trade talks currently explored between the EU and the U.S. should eventually be extended to other Atlantic powers as a way to tie the region closer together economically and politically.

The Best Islands in the World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 12.17.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Every year in our annual Readers' Choice Awards, we ask our fellow travelers to rate the world's best hotels, islands, airlines, and cruise lines. Just in time for getting your mind off of fall, we present the best islands in the world.

50 Years Ago in a Church In Alabama

Rev. Galen Guengerich | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion
Rev. Galen Guengerich

Today as always, we stand at the intersection of prologue and possibility. Our challenge in religious terms is to open ourselves to the experience of the divine -- of being connected to everything.

Secrets Of Science Reporting

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.26.2013 | Science
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Kendrick Calkins Alexis Madrigal has been called "the perfect modern reporter." He's written for The New York Times, Wired, and is now a senior ...