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The Coddling of the American Mind ‘Is Speeding Up’

A conversation with Greg Lukianoff, the co-author of a 2015 Atlantic cover story and new book of the same name, about campus free speech in a tumultuous time<p>Greg Lukianoff was preoccupied with political polarization—not just the divisiveness he observed, but the fallout—and specifically the effects …

Black Lives Matter

The Bodega Signmakers of New York

How these curbside canvases came to be, according to the men who make them.<p>New York City is covered in advertising, but nothing appeals so directly to the carnal desires of its denizens more than the tantalizing imagery adorning the exteriors of its corner markets and bodegas.<p>Within these …

Selling

‘Pimples are in’ – the rise of the acne positivity movement

I looked at my friends who didn’t wear makeup and I realised when they had pimples they still looked beautiful<p>It was on a family holiday that Kali Kushner discovered, abruptly, just how others viewed her skin. “At the end of the day I washed off my makeup,” she recalls. “My nephew said: ‘Why is …

Acne

How Puerto Rico Became the Newest Tax Haven for the Super Rich

A year after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, the 51st state has become the favorite playground for extremely wealthy Americans looking to keep their money from the taxman. The only catch? They have to cut all ties to the mainland (wink, wink).<p><b>The party known as Cocktails and Compliance</b>—so called …

Puerto Rico

Mexico’s Drug Cartels Are Moving Into the Gasoline Industry 

Blood and Oil MEXICO'S DRUG CARTELS AND THE GASOLINE INDUSTRY<p>Mexico’s drug cartels are moving into the gasoline industry — infiltrating the national …

Long-form Journalism

Nuclear bunkers are the new real estate craze

If you've got the money to pay for it, it doesn't matter if it's bizarre or not. You've earned it."<p>Gary Lynch<p>If you don't have the land to put your shelter in, it's like buying a boat without an ocean to sail it on."<p>Ron Hubbard

Real Estate

Living The Stream

How did Ninja become gaming's first crossover star? The Fortnite legend is relentless about one thing: He's always on.<p><b>FOR TYLER BLEVINS,</b> it is the …

Livestreaming

The Emmys Quickly Became the Butt of Its Own Joke

When it came to "diversity"—the oft-repeated word of the evening—the awards show spent more time telling and less time showing.<p>On Monday night, <i>Saturday Night Live</i>'s Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson strolled on stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angles to open the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy …

Entertainment

The quest to put the Talmud online

The Internet of 2010 contained many things, and free of charge. It had the full works of Shakespeare. It had robust English translations of classical Greek philosophy. It had just about every Miley Cyrus lyric.<p>But when Joshua Foer, author of “Moonwalking With Einstein” and creator of the travel …

Judaism

Kavanaugh Allegations Recall 1991's Supreme Court Scandal, With Key Differences

Professor Christine Blasey Ford came forward on Sunday for the first time telling her story alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually attacked her 35 years ago when the two were both in high school.<p>So how is this different from the sexual harassment allegations made against now …

Opinion

Watch the Shocking Proposal that Stole the Show at the 2018 Emmys

As he accepted the Emmy for outstanding direction for a variety special, 2018 Oscars director Glenn Weiss proposed to his girlfriend, Jan—with the ring his father used to propose to his mother.<p>As Oscars 2018 director <b>Glenn Weiss</b> took the stage to accept his Emmy on Monday night for outstanding …

Red Carpet

Who Won What and Who Looked Good at the Emmys: Pictures

Photos

EXCLUSIVE: Former White House Photographer Pete Souza releases the first pictures taken using Apple's new iPhone XS

© Pete Souza<p>Tourists outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. with The Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol in the distance<p>© Pete Souza<p>The …

Pete Souza

Forget Instagram, teen influencers are making thousands from online gaming

Consumer<p>When 18-year-old Luke Fergie dropped out of high school, he had no idea what sort of career he’d pursue. All he knew was that he really loved playing “Rules of Survival,” then a relatively new online, multiplayer battle game from NetEase Games.<p>Forward to now, six months later: The Irish …

Business

Your 2018 Emmys Crash Course

A roundup of all The Atlantic’s best stories to get up to speed in time for TV’s biggest awards show<p>The 70th Primetime Emmys are just a day away, and the annual awards show has already made history with a slew of first-time nominations and an EGOT win for John Legend. But before the main event …

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Meet the Transhumanists Turning Themselves Into Cyborgs

“Transhumanism” is a relatively new word for the very old belief that humans can transcend the limitations of our mortal bodies, perhaps even …

Vocabulary

The startup world’s cuddly, cutthroat battle to walk your dog

Wag and Rover are cashing in on our obsession with pets — and they’re not without controversy.<p>The signs for Norman first appeared on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in early March.<p>“REWARD. LOST DOG. 4 year old, microchipped, male, tan, Chihuahua. He is not wearing a collar. Missing since …

Pets

After Decades of Silence, Soon-Yi Previn Speaks

Soon-Yi Previn.<p>Once, she was seen as a victim, her youth and relative innocence taken advantage of by a powerful, much older man who sucked her into …

New York State

What executives from Facebook, Reddit, and more keep in their desks

Forget Post-its and pencils, these executives swear by souvenirs, good luck charms, and hand fans to keep them inspired to do their best work.<p>You’ve probably heard that a messy desk is a sign of genius, and how great minds like Mark Twain managed to work through his clutter to reach literary …

Headphones

A Fall Chili Dish for Every Personality

It’s time to drive the coziness factor into full effect. Oversized sweaters, warm blankets, and—most importantly—comfort food are essential staples …

Slow Cookers

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s Battering Ram

What does the press secretary believe in—other than defending the President’s every word?<p>Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, says that she never set out to be “the face of anything.” Most of her thirty-one predecessors came from careers in journalism or communications, but …

Long-form Journalism

Inside the Dramatic, Painful--and Hugely Successful--Return of Reddit's Founders

<i>University of Virginia roomies and best buds Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian launched Reddit in 2005, graduates of Y Combinator's initial class. Their site, a collection of communities of everyone from cupcake lovers to perverts, made them wealthy and famous--Huffman the code-writing maestro and</i> …

Money

He spent 27 years wrongly convicted of murder. He wants to spend the rest encouraging inmates to read

<b>(CNN) —</b> The first book John Bunn fell in love with, curled up in his cell at a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, was Sister Souljah's novel "The Coldest Winter Ever."<p>In the book, a maternal woman advocates for the improvement of her black community in Brooklyn as she watches the people …

Undocumented

I know what it’s like to hide in plain sight. I’ve done it since I was 11 years old. I always knew that telling my story had consequences. The risks …

El Paso

The year of the woman candidate offers voters a series of ‘firsts’

With the final primaries of the 2018 midterms in the books, all eyes are on the high-stakes November general election. Regardless of which party wins …

Women's News

Winter is Coming at the Winterfell Festival: Pictures

Game of Thrones

Best Fall Trips 2018

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>Better weather, fewer crowds, and unforgettable festivals make these the must-see spots for your autumn adventures.<p>Oh, autumn—the rapidly fading beach tans; the cool, cloudy days; the return of scarves and real shoes; the hopeless search for somewhere still sunny. Deep breaths. …

Rocky Mountains

Zoë Kravitz Poses Unretouched and Opens Up About Defying Stereotypes

Kravitz talks with 'Big Little Lies' costar Reese Witherspoon about facing fears, finding humor in fashion, & her family legacy of defying stereotypes.<p><b>REESE WITHERSPOON:</b> Hi, babe! It’s weird to be on the phone with you and not sitting next to you on set.<p><b>ZOË KRAVITZ:</b> Well, I’m on a yacht, is the …

Tiffany & Co

13 Mind-Blowing Ways to Eat Baked Apples This Fall

The only way to eat an apple a day, really.<p>These easy stuffed apple recipes are the perfect way to make the most of your apple picking haul. Want …

Homemade