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First Nighter: 'Send for the Million Men,' 'The Invisible Hand' Ripped From Headlines

David Finkle | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The 90-minute undertaking is a call for justice when it's become shockingly clear that injustice looks to be a national scourge no less potent now than it was nine decades ago.

Should I Allow My Son to Join a Fraternity?

John McCormick | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

My teenage son has begun looking at colleges. Recently, while we were looking at admissions brochures over breakfast, he asked me how I'd feel if he joined a fraternity.

Why the New York Times Can't Have It All

Samantha Ettus | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Samantha Ettus

It is not only the impossible "have it all" ideal that is problematic; it is an entire hat trick of nonsensical ideals that we need to eliminate from our sights.

Remembing W.E.B. Du Bois: A Towering Figure Who Died 50 Years Ago

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Du Bois was one of the towering intellectual figures of the 20th century. Fifty years after his death, his ideas -- and his activism for economic and social justice -- remain an important influence on American culture.

If Not Now, When?

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.24.2012 | Women
Marcia Reynolds

The statistics, problems and calls to action were the same. Women are vital to corporate success, yet little has changed to meet their needs, honor their strengths or trust them to hold top positions unless there is a crisis.

Circus Performer and Mom Says She DOES Have it All

Leah Singer | Posted 10.07.2012 | Parents
Leah Singer

"The circus has been wonderful for having a family," Denitza said. "We are all home together and I never have to leave my kids to travel."

Appreciating James Q. Wilson

Linda Flanagan | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Linda Flanagan

Wilson was not a household name, but in the scholarly world he was a rock star. He advised Presidents Johnson, Nixon, and Reagan, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2003.

Gone with the Wind: Gone in the Head

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 08.21.2011 | Books
Franz-Stefan Gady

Civil War re-enactors take heed. I have perfected the Rebel yell: Oweeeeeeyaaahhooooo!!! That's me after reading Yoni Applebaum's piece, "Confedera...

Weekly Audit: We Welcome Our New Plutocratic Overlords

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Meet the new global elite. They're pretty much the same as the old global elite, only richer and more ...

White House Correspondents Dinner: Obama Can Also Be His Own Comedian

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

Beyond all of the indulgence of VIP lists, select tables, black tie and gown, meet and greet stuff at this gathering is that there were real moments of serious policy and political discussion that were not trivial.

Short Stories for $3.99: the Atlantic/Kindle Deal is Not So New

Wednesday Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wednesday Martin

As of December 7, short stories by Christopher Buckley, Edna O'Brien (and by January Curtis Sittenfeld, and presumably many others) are available on Kindle, courtesy of a deal with the Atlantic Monthly.

What Makes People Want to Play Rock Band and Guitar Hero?

Gary Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gary Marcus

I suspect monkeys could be trained to play Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and yet the two games together have grossed over three billion dollars

Think Again: Conflicts of Interest by the Wealthy and for the Wealthy

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Given the power of perception media institutions enjoy over the profits of so many industries, these same institutions can use this privilege to line their own pockets.

The Buck Stops Here, Unless You Marry It (Or Were Sired By It, Or Are Its Cousin...)

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I read with interest Christopher Buckley's comment this weekend on the "American Idea," as inspired by the Atlantic's 150th anniversary celebration an...

"Atlantic" To Get More Political In '08

Folio | Dylan Stableford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Two years after chairman David Bradley, facing mounting costs, moved the 148-year-old Atlantic Monthly from Boston to D.C., the magazine is ramping up...