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Why I'm Not Married

The Atlantic | Posted 12.11.2011 | Women

IN 2001, WHEN I was 28, I broke up with my boyfriend. Allan and I had been together for three years, and there was no good reason to end things. He wa...

Literary References In The Simpsons

Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts

With the 23rd season of The Simpsons premiering on Sunday, America's longest-running sitcom is still going strong. Despite the perennial complaints ab...

If the 'End of Men' Is Here, Why Is Female Poverty Up?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 11.14.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Sure, women may be doing better in school, but we're still up against the pay gap and glass ceiling at work and the second shift at home. And that's only half the story.

10 States Where Wages Declined Last Decade

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business

The past decade has largely been one of erosion for the U.S. economy: jobs lost, homes foreclosed on, gains in equality erased. And according to a new...

Nigeria: Too Big To Fail | G. Pascal Zachary | Posted 10.29.2011 | Black Voices

A remote country faces a home-grown Muslim terrorism threat. The terrorists appear linked to al-Qaeda. The victimized country, despite its hapless pol...

Why CVS Receipts Are So Ridiculously Long

The Atlantic | REBECCA J. ROSEN | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

I'm not sure when I first noticed them. I don't remember them as a child or a teenager. Then, one day, walking out of a CVS, I looked down at my hand ...

Is Michelle Obama's Lunch The Dumbest Story Ever?

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.11.2011 | Media

On Monday, the Washington Post broke the news that first lady and well-known healthy living advocate Michelle Obama was spotted in Colorado -- indulgi...

10 Artistic Jobs With Bright Futures

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.08.2011 | Business

With the country in the middle of a jobs crisis, finding any form of employment is tough, let alone jobs in the arts. It turns out, however, that t...

Joe Biden Hits His Stride -- A Midterm Report Card With Q&A

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Despite the latest rumors of replacement on the 2012 ticket, Joe Biden is having the time of his life -- and he's had a lot of times.

Questioning The 'Guardians Of Science'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.31.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

So while I suppose I am indulging in some self-defense, I am far more concerned with defending science. Because the self-proclaimed guardians of science are denigrating it, every day.

Jason Linkins

The Media Has Abandoned Covering The Nation's Massive Unemployment Crisis | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

If there's a cross-section of America that's blind to the massive unemployment crisis, it's those who ply their trade in Washington and the people who doggedly follow them around with steno pads and frantically scribble down whatever dribbles from their mouths.

Why the 'Tragedy' of Sarah Palin Isn't Really a Tragedy

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 07.17.2011 | Media
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

Joshua Green's article in the Atlantic, "The Tragedy of Sarah Palin," asks the question, "What went wrong?" But this is a false question. "What went wrong" was Palin being who she is -- consistently and predictably opportunistic.

Now Comes the Good Sarah Palin

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Finally a major publication comes along with a lengthy analysis on the Good Sarah. It's about time. There were reasons Alaskans adored their Gov. Pali...

Andrew Sullivan Departure Doesn't Hurt Atlantic's Traffic | By: | Posted 07.03.2011 | Media

Even though it had produced up to a quarter of the site's traffic, after Andrew Sullivan and his blog decamped for the Daily Beast/Newsweek, TheAtlant...

Michael Calderone

REVEALED: Columnists Join Bloomberg's New Opinion Stable | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.28.2011 | Media

Last night, The Huffington Post revealed the full editorial board for Bloomberg News’ forthcoming editorial section, Bloomberg View. While a cou...

Atlantic Reporter Captured in Libya

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.07.2011 | Media

The Libyan military captured four reporters—including one working for The Atlantic magazine and one working for the GlobalPost website—on Tuesday,...

Andrew Sullivan Leaving The Atlantic

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Andrew Sullivan is leaving The Atlantic and taking his blog, The Daily Dish, with him. The blog will find a new home on The Daily Beast in April, and ...

Who Will Fix Food? Obama? Walmart? You?

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leslie Hatfield

Those of us who still have jobs pay taxes, so we should care about how our tax dollars influence our food systems. Because the State of the Food Union is not strong. But it could be.

Dismantling B. R. Myers' Anti-Foodie Bloviations

Francis Lam at Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Look, I hate "foodies" as much as the next guy. You know the people I'm talking about -- taking pictures of every plate, crowding out conversation wit...

The Atlantic Becomes Profitable | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Atlantic, the intellectual's monthly that always seemed more comfortable as an academic exercise than a business, is on track to turn a tidy profi...

What Is a Democracy?

Van Gosse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Van Gosse

Our democratic system is still hobbled by the deliberately unrepresentative structures bequeathed to us by federalism. So if you care about democracy, we have our work cut out for us.

Reading Ahmadinejad via Wikileaks: A Freedom Lover or a Two-Bit Dictator?

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

In a recent article, Middle East expert Reza Aslan writes that Ahmadinejad may not be the hard-line president outside observers thinks he is. Here's why Aslan's characterization of Ahmadinejad is flawed.

The Tragedy of Karen Owen

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Kate Fridkis

Women have been having casual sex for a long time. But what kind of casual sex was Karen Owen having? She tells us in disturbing detail -- disturbing for reasons she clearly doesn't understand.

Duke v. The Atlantic Monthly: Student Calls Recent Article A 'Hit Piece'

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Writer Caitlin Flanagan recently took Duke University to task in the Atlantic Monthly -- and now Duke students are fighting back. The 5,000-odd word ...

The Hazards Of Duke

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

No matter what your opinion of the now notorious online "thesis" of the recent Duke graduate Karen Owen--a comprehensive and often pornographic report...