Five days later, and that 150th anniversary party The Atlantic threw for itself last week — the one where regular people were allowed to watch from the cheap seats while the real guests mingled on stage — is still getting made fun of.
Gawker called it "the social disaster of the season." Read More
The Atlantic Monthly has just published a poll of “foreign-policy authorities” on U.S. support of Israel. I can’t get access to the whole poll but the teaser is exciting: 62 percent of these wise men say that the Bush Administration’s support for Israel is “too strong.”
How exciting. Thus the Atlantic Monthly Read More
At the Atlantic Monthly’s State of the Union party Tuesday night, Jim Fallows conducted a little presidential poll of the roughly 60-member audience, a kind of money-media-power elite blend.
The question: “Who is the likely Democratic nominee for President?”
To my correspondent’s surprise, 32% picked Mark John Warner; only 25% said Hillary Rodham Clinton. (More Read More
On the brink of the publication of his first book, a memoir-cum-sociology-tract called Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class, Ross Gregory Douthat was looking earnest and somber in tan cords and a navy V-necked sweater, lunching on a B.L.T. at a restaurant called Dishes near the Washington, D.C., offices of The Atlantic Read More
Is this diva Fuller herself? Us Weekly editor Bonnie Fuller, who has shown a whole generation of spoiled young magazine brats what it’s like to have a real job, hosts a book-launch bash in Chelsea for Planned Parenthood president Gloria Feldt’s new tome, Behind Every Choice Is a Story. Meanwhile, a few Read More
On Tuesday, Oct. 15, North Point Press, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, shipped out copies of American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center , by journalist William Langewiesche, an account of the cleanup at Ground Zero by the only reporter granted unrestricted access to the site. The book was originally a three-part piece Read More
David Bradley, the new owner of the 142-year-old Atlantic Monthly , is a budding magazine mogul. In 1997, he purchased The National Journal , a Washington, D.C., specialty publication with around 6,500 subscribers paying $1,047 per year, and turned it into a little magazine with buzz. He pulled off this feat simply by throwing big Read More
The fire that consumed three Catholic boys in Northern Ireland on July 12 was the same fire that took the lives of four black girls in an Alabama church more than 30 years ago. Hatred was its oxygen, bigotry its accelerant.
We Americans understand certain things about our society, so the Southern fire remains fixed Read More
Two Guys From Verona: A Novel of Suburbia , by James Kaplan. Atlantic Monthly Press, 341 pages, $24.
A friend who grew up in the suburbs and fled early on to Manhattan once confessed that she’s still haunted by two paralyzing fears. The first-that she’ll wind up as a homeless bag woman-strikes her as Read More