Levi Jones

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Angry Young Men Are Making the World Less Stable

Gender imbalances can fuel conflicts and revolutions, according to some analysts.<p>More emerging-market turmoil is coming in 2015, according to a recent note from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch research. And one likely source of short-term instability in particular is largely underappreciated: a huge …

The Microwave As a Murder Weapon: A Brief History

What It's Like on the Autism Spectrum

Intense stories of family with autism spectrum disorder, as submitted by Atlantic readers<p>In our print magazine this month, Hanna Rosin tells the story of her son Jacob's diagnosis with Asperger syndrome, in the context of the psychiatric community's recent change in the definition of the disorder …

The False Equation of Atheism and Intellectual Sophistication

Beyond the argument that faith in God is irrational—and therefore illegitimate<p>Atheism is intellectually fashionable. In the past month, <i>The New York Times</i> has run several stories about lack of faith in its series on religion. <i>The New Yorker</i> ran an article on the history of non-belief in reaction to …

Fighting Violence Against Women in India With Heavy Metal

In a country where fears about sexual assaults run high, one of Mumbai's longest-running thrash-metal bands has released a concept album about the plight of women.<p>To outsiders, the loud, aggressive world of heavy metal might seems like an unlikely place to find progressive politics. But any …

Hannibal Buress On The Intersection Of Music And Comedy

"Yeah, the cliché is that comedians want to be musicians and musicians want to be comedians."<p><b>Comedian Hannibal Buress</b> has been all over the place: as a writer on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, an occasional guest star on <i>Louie</i>, and in the Ed McMahon role on Adult Swim's warped talk show <i>The Eric Andre Show</i>. He …

Hamid Karzai isn’t crazy: The Afghan president is trying to survive a post-American Afghanistan.

Is Afghan President Hamid Karzai acting crazy again?<p>Had he watched President Obama’s State of the Union address last month, Karzai would have noticed …

The Woody Allen Allegations: Not So Fast

Twenty-one years after the first allegations that Woody Allen abused his adopted daughter, that incident is back in the news.<p>As anyone with access to …

Tallulah Bankhead: Gay, Drunk and Liberated in an Era of Excess Art

Tallulah Bankhead was an actress, lesbian, proto-feminist, wit, raconteur, and one of the flapper era’s most dangerous women. Excerpt from Judith …

Afghanistan in the 1950s and 60s

Fractured by internal conflict and foreign intervention for centuries, Afghanistan made several tentative steps toward modernization in the mid-20th century. In the 1950s and 1960s, some of the biggest strides were made toward a more liberal and westernized lifestyle, while trying to maintain a …

A Mongolian Neo-Nazi Environmentalist Walks Into a Lingerie Store in Ulan Bator

Reuters photographer Carlos Barria spent time documenting Mongolian neo-Nazi group Tsagaan Khass, one of several ultra-nationalist groups that have expanded in the country. The 100-plus members of Tsagaan Khass have recently shifted their focus from activities such as attacks on women it accuses of …

Sinkholes: When the Earth Opens Up

The ground beneath our feet, our cars, our buildings, appears to be incredibly solid. But, rarely, that solid ground can simply open up without warning, dropping whatever was above into an unpredictably deep.hole. Sinkholes can be anywhere from a few feet wide and deep, to two thousand feet in …

Stalin's Rope Roads

The mining town of Chiatura, Georgia, surrounded by steep cliffs, is criss-crossed by a network of aging Soviet-era aerial tramways that are still in use today. In the early 20th century, after the U.S.S.R. annexed Georgia, Soviet authorities were intent on extracting the vast manganese deposits …

Bore Tides: Against the Current

In a few places on Earth, local geography and tidal conditions align to cause a phenomenon called a tidal bore: An incoming high tide collides with the outgoing tide in a narrow channel, generating a turbulent wave front. The shape and size of a bore tide varies greatly, from gentle undulations to …

Non-Chemical Warfare: Violence Continues in Syria

Over the past past 2 1/2 years, the widespread use of conventional, non-chemical weapons by both Syrian government forces and rebel groups has resulted in the loss of more than 100,000 lives. While the U.S., Russia, and Syria work out a possible timetable to remove chemical weapons from Syria's …

The Northridge Earthquake: 20 Years Ago Today

On January 17, 1994, at 4:31 am, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, killing more than 60, injuring more than 9,000, and causing widespread damage. Freeways crumbled, gas mains burst and caught fire, apartment complexes collapsed, and power was lost to …

Grind Goat Will Never Die But You Will

If the world is about stories, no one deserves to have their story told more than a goat who truly loved grindcore.<p>In the age of the Internet, we are all infinite. But you and I are not as infinite as Biquette, the world famous grindcore goat. Who was Biquette? You may have seen photos of her …

A Dangerous Mind

Gilberto Valle was 25 years old and still living with his father in Queens when, in 2009, he met Kathleen Mangan on OKCupid. He was a cheerful, …

The Racially Fraught History of the American Beard

“Washes and razors for foofoos," scoffed Walt Whitman. But the story of 19th-century facial hair is more tangled than modern nostalgists may realize.<p>Let me declare what many already know: 2013 was a landmark year for men’s facial hair. From flamboyant beards to the proliferation of “old-fashioned” …

Donating Orgasms to Science

A day in the life of a sex researcher<p>As I drive the five miles from my house in suburban New Jersey to Rutgers University Brain Imaging Center, I take a mental inventory of my data. So far, I have collected 13 self-stimulation orgasms but only 6 orgasms brought about through partner stimulation. …

What Makes a Good Toilet

On that sanitation workhorse, the pit latrine, an Object Lesson<p>Growing up in an American town and attending first-world schools, I learned that an organism must have food, water, and shelter in order to survive. The need to eliminate waste did not make the list, possibly because there’s nothing …

It's Really Hard to Get Rid of Dead Whales

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When a massive whale carcass washed up on a Scottish shore on Saturday, beach-goers' first thoughts …

What It Really Means to Be 'Kafkaesque'

Author Ben Marcus says the beautiful but sorrowful strangeness of Kafka's "A Message from the Emperor" make it a perfect piece of writing.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan Franzen, Sherman Alexie, Andre</b> …

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The 9 Best Satanic Cults in History

History is stuffed with rumors of strange and secretive Satanic cults. Some of those rumors are nothing more than a load of hot goat's blood, and …

Why You Really Need to Sleep More

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>All right.</b> We honestly don't mean to bring up sleep this early in the morning, likely soon after you've woken up, likely from an unfulfilling night's sleep. We know the pain that can bring. But we'd like to take a moment to argue on behalf of …

Red Guard apologises for first murder of Cultural Revolution

Chinese students who attacked and abused their "counter-revolutionary" teachers are increasingly seeking forgiveness for their roles in the Cultural Revolution, a period the Communist Party has long tried to ignore<p>It was one of the first acts of <b>China</b>'s decade-long Cultural Revolution and also one …

Melting glaciers in northern Italy reveal corpses of WW1 soldiers

The glaciers of the Italian Alps are slowly melting to reveal horrors from the Great War, preserved for nearly a century<p>At first glance Peio is a small alpine ski resort like many others in northern Italy. In winter it is popular with middle-class Italians as well as, increasingly, Russian …

The Struggle To Find Trans Love In San Francisco

For one trans woman, finding a date within San Francisco’s lesbian community turned out to be much harder than she anticipated.<p><b>Dating</b><p>June 2010.<p>I’ve …