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<em>The Atlantic </em>Daily: Overshadowing

2 hours 39 min ago
Killer tulips. Plus a continuing fall from grace for technology giants, U.S. midterm-election results keep coming in, and more

<em>The Atlantic</em> Politics &amp; Policy Daily: Florida Man Extends Recount

4 hours 6 min ago
A federal judge in Florida ordered the state’s deadline to validate votes be extended until Saturday.

When the Tech Mythology Collapses

5 hours 32 min ago
The industry’s fall from grace may feel unprecedented, but we have a model for what happens when a beloved industry fails us.

Trump Could Ease the Brexit Crisis. Instead, He’s Making It Worse.

5 hours 47 min ago
The president encouraged Britain to leave the EU—but now that things are falling apart, he’s abdicating his responsibility to help.

Isabel Allende’s Unconventional Advice For Finding Writing Inspiration

5 hours 57 min ago
At Wednesday’s National Book Awards ceremony, the Chilean American novelist demystified the creative process with warm candor.

What Trump’s Latest Outburst About Mueller Could Mean

6 hours 30 min ago
The president was unusually specific in his attacks against the special counsel.

The Moment Earth Saw Itself

6 hours 41 min ago
The Apollo 8 astronauts tell the life-changing story behind the first photograph of the blue planet.

The Bogus Science Behind Instagram’s New Glasses Trend

6 hours 57 min ago
Blue-light blockers won’t save your poor, tired retinas.

Dizzying Heights: Vertical Tourism in China

6 hours 58 min ago
Chinese developers have opened a series of new tourist attractions in some very lofty places. Glass-bottomed bridges, cliffside walkways, observation decks, and more

What Does Turkey Want From the Khashoggi Investigation?

8 hours 12 min ago
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might not be able to permanently sideline the Saudi crown prince, but he could extract other concessions that bolster his own position.

<em>The Kominsky Project</em> Is a Strange, Slapdash Show

8 hours 24 min ago
Chuck Lorre’s new Netflix series about an aging acting coach and his bereaved best friend is a curiously confused affair.

It Took 17 Years to Catch the Unabomber, But 5 Days to Find Cesar Sayoc

9 hours 19 min ago
Law enforcement has better tools available now than when Ted Kaczynski was caught in 1996. But Kaczynski was also much more sophisticated than the latest mail bomber.

Brexit Crisis. Theresa May in Trouble. Rinse. Repeat.

9 hours 57 min ago
The same factors that have helped her weather past crises could help her again.

How Friendsgiving Took Over Millennial Culture

10 hours 7 min ago
In the last five years or so, hosting a Thanksgiving meal among friends a week before the actual holiday has become a standard part of the celebration for many young adults.

Steve McQueen’s <em>Widows</em> Is the Smartest Blockbuster of the Year

10 hours 10 min ago
The Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave director has made an intelligent, crowd-pleasing heist film with a powerhouse ensemble led by Viola Davis.

A Bold New Strategy for Stopping the Rise of Superbugs

10 hours 15 min ago
Scientists have pinpointed a molecule that accelerates the evolution of drug-resistant microbes. Now they’re trying to find a way to block it.

The Media's Week-Long Attention Span for a Mass Shooting

10 hours 32 min ago
There’s a common refrain that the dense news environment pushes out coverage of mass shootings, but the cycle has been remarkably consistent over the past two decades.

Trump Gets NATO Backwards

10 hours 52 min ago
The U.S. defends Europe out of self-interest.

Digital Reminders of a Lost Pregnancy

11 hours 11 min ago
After a miscarriage, bereaved couples can often struggle with an array of upsetting ads and app notifications.

Fire on the Freeways

11 hours 42 min ago
Dickens or Tana French may be on the audio system, but the California fires are igniting my imagination.