Get To Know The Uber-Inspiring Woman Dubbed "The Superhero's Shrink"

The Atlantic has a long-form profile of psychologist, comic-book and cosplay enthusiast, and Under the Mask blogger Andrea Letamendi, discussing her background as an academic who slowly allowed her geeky passions to infiltrate her professional life. » 1/27/15 1:45pm 1/27/15 1:45pm

Read the rejection letter Kurt Vonnegut received for his account of the…

Here's something to galvanize you as NaNoWriMo 2011 rolls to a close. On August 29, 1949, The Atlantic Monthly sent this rejection letter to a 27-year-old Kurt Vonnegut, who had submitted his account of surviving the Allied bombing of Dresden (plus two other articles) to the magazine. » 11/20/11 11:25am 11/20/11 11:25am

Google Is Making Us Smarter

Though it is fashionable to say the internet is making us stupid, futurist Jamais Cascio just published an article in The Atlantic refuting that idea. In fact, he thinks computer networks and biotech are an evolutionary response to global crisis. » 6/24/09 1:00pm 6/24/09 1:00pm

Gender War . . . In Space!

Okay, so we've already decided that the idea that women don't like science fiction is, well, kind of retarded. But that doesn't stop people continuing to offer advice about how to introduce the "fairer" sex to a world of speculative fiction, alien planets and metaphorical explorations into the human condition. The… » 6/25/08 7:30am 6/25/08 7:30am

Google is NOT Making us STUPID

Google and the internet are changing the way our brains work, no doubt about it. With the internet at our fingertips, why bother to remember trivial facts when Wikipedia is just a click or two away? In the latest issue of The Atlantic, Nicholas Carr makes a convincing argument about the various ways our obsession… » 6/19/08 9:50am 6/19/08 9:50am