Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes
It might explain their extraordinary intelligence.
How Should Art Address Human Rights?
Artists who call attention to victims of conflict and violence must strike a balance between self-expression and respect...
What Do You Know … About Religious Beliefs?
In this week’s Atlantic coverage, our writers explored the rise of faith-based therapy, the partisan battle over for-profit...
The FAFSA’s Midterm Grade
Changes intended to make filing for financial aid easier were accompanied by major structural hiccups.
Will Personalized Learning Become the New Normal?
Rhode Island is rolling out a statewide initiative to integrate student-specific instruction into classrooms.
The Mysterious Origin of Our Galaxy’s Gold
After long believing that exploding stars forged the coveted metal, researchers are now divided over which extraordinary cosmic...
The Atlantic Daily: A House Divided
The failed health-care bill, investigative dysfunction, artificial intelligence, and more
When Feelings About Money Have Nothing to Do With Actual Finances
Republicans say their money situation is looking up, and Democrats report a downturn. But the only thing that’s...
When a Writer’s Great Freedom Lies in Constraint
The memoirist Melissa Febos discusses how an Annie Dillard essay, “Living Like Weasels,” helped refocus her life after...
What Do You Know … About Busy Directors?
In this week’s Atlantic coverage, our writers explored the cult classics of the future, Monopoly’s forgotten meaning, the...