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Quitting Soda Cold Turkey

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerusha Klemperer

This is my coming out party. I, um, drink soda. Specifically, Diet Coke. Sometimes I manage to quit, but then I always come a'crawlin' back.

Why I Subscribed to My Local Print Newspaper (While Still Loving Online)

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

Within days, the local newspaper became my mini Facebook. The woman who booked our band to play at the cinema was the paper's movie critic. Writers were friends; friends became writers.

This Week in Magazines -- Michelle Obama, Extreme Weather and The Grateful Dead

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

The 24-7 Obamamania is upon us and, you'd do well to check very different and generally sober looks at the sure-to-be-self-assured first lady, Michelle Obama.

Jason Linkins

Campaign AdWatch: Under The Penumbra

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's John McCain's latest advertisement, "Foundation." There's nothing in the actual content of the ad that anyone will find original, relative to ...

It's the Women, Stupid

Lisa Witter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Witter

It's the women, stupid: Did mismanagement lose Senator Clinton's bid for the White House? Or was it Mark Penn's bad strategy to woo women? It's clear...

The Clinton Saga & Why She Lost

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Atlantic's Josh Green does not come close to proving that nasty infighting caused Clinton's loss. The piece is so far into the weeds that it misses the big, substantive problems that felled Hillary.

The Media's Problem Of "False Balance" Showing Itself In Electoral Map Analyses

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

What is particularly noteworthy is where the media bias lies: it's a clear willingness to give John McCain (R) the benefit of the doubt, but not Barack Obama (D).

The Information Age: Not Just Google

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Sargus Klein

Google isn't everything; we need to discontinue thinking of Google as the Internet age's umbrella -- its dominance is as much a product of the Internet as our own evolving neuroses.

The Atlantic Monthly

New York Post | Keith Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Atlantic Monthly already had cut back to a publishing frequency of 10 times a year, but only now is the magazine getting around to dropping the wo...

Atlantic Cover Story: Andrew Sullivan On Why Obama Matters

Theatlantic.com | Andrew Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The logic behind the candidacy of Barack Obama is not, in the end, about Barack Obama. It has little to do with his policy proposals, which are very c...

All The World's A Stage, But Try Having A Party On One And You Get Hammered

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Wow — last night's 150th Anniversary party for the Atlantic magazine is sure taking heat for being weird and exclusive, owing to its high-concep...