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David Sedaris on Keeping a Diary in the Age of Over-Sharing

1 hour 40 min ago
David Sedaris offers some pertinent advice to aspiring writers.

<em>Beats Per Minute</em> Is a Rousing Portrait of a Community in Crisis

1 hour 46 min ago
Robin Campillo’s award-winning drama follows the AIDS-activism group ACT UP Paris in the early 1990s.

Will the World's Most Worrying Flu Virus Go Pandemic?

1 hour 59 min ago
There’s good news and bad news.

How Mentorship Can Be Life-Changing for People Living With HIV

2 hours 21 min ago
"By having HIV and living with it for so long, I [am] able to support, encourage, and inspire somebody else."

Insects Are In Serious Trouble

2 hours 33 min ago
In western Germany, populations of flying insects have fallen by around 80 percent in the last three decades.

When the World Outlawed War

3 hours 16 min ago
“The postwar consensus is under greater assault today than it has been in seven decades.”

How Money Became the Measure of Everything

3 hours 28 min ago
Two centuries ago, America pioneered a way of thinking that puts human well-being in economic terms.

Can a Thrash Metal Band Help Save the Maori Language?

3 hours 38 min ago
Indigenous tongues around the world are under threat—and modern musicians are trying to keep them alive.

A Catfishing With a Happy Ending

5 hours 59 min ago
Emma Perrier was deceived by an older man on the internet—and then she found love with the model whose photographs he had stolen.

How Campus Racism Could Affect Black Students' College Enrollment

6 hours 59 min ago
With racial discrimination on the rise, students and parents are watching universities’ responses closely, and some say that these concerns could affect decisions of where to attend.

Free Money at the Edge of the Tech Boom

6 hours 59 min ago
A 27-year-old mayor is implementing a $1 million experiment in guaranteed income for residents of a poor city just outside the Bay Area.

A Woman Went Blind After Stem Cells Were Injected in Her Eyes

6 hours 59 min ago
And she isn’t the only one.

Rich City, Poor City

8 hours 59 min ago
An increasing number of American mayors are trying to channel recent economic growth to neglected neighborhoods.

<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: Messaging Concerns

Wed, 2017-10-18 18:33
Trump’s call to a soldier’s widow, Obama’s foreign-policy legacy, the systems that covered up Weinstein’s abuse, and more

China vs. America in a Financial Game of 'Risk'

Wed, 2017-10-18 18:10
The U.S. blasts China’s “predatory economics”—but the money keeps flowing.

Trump's Unforced Error

Wed, 2017-10-18 18:08
A series of damaging stories about the president's methods of consoling grieving Gold Star families represent the president’s latest entirely self-inflicted wound.

<i>The Atlantic</i> Politics & Policy Daily: Schrödinger’s Endorsement

Wed, 2017-10-18 17:45
President Trump criticized a new bipartisan deal aimed at stabilizing Obamacare exchanges, a day after he publicly praised the proposal.

China's Plan to Buy Influence and Undermine Democracy

Wed, 2017-10-18 16:05
By lavishing infrastructure dollars on illiberal governments, Beijing is supplanting American soft power.

The Atlantic Promotes Sarah Yager to Deputy Executive Editor and Adrienne Green to Managing Editor

Wed, 2017-10-18 15:59

Washington, D.C. (October 18, 2017)—The Atlantic’s Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg announced today two promotions to the editorial leadership of The Atlantic. Sarah Yager, who has been managing editor of The Atlantic magazine since 2015, is moving to the newly created role of deputy executive editor, working to spearhead the newsroom’s most ambitious cross-platform projects. The magazine’s new managing editor will be Adrienne Green, who for the past year has helped oversee features and special reports for

In a memo to staff, Goldberg wrote: “Sarah and Adrienne, both former Atlantic fellows, represent the very best of our organization, and I’m exceedingly happy that they have agreed to take on these crucially important roles.”

Yager and Green will move into their new roles in the coming weeks. The announcement today follows the recent promotions of Adrienne LaFrance to editor of, and Matt Thompson to a new role as executive editor overseeing all cross-platform projects.

Yager will now work with Thompson in leading The Atlantic’s medium- and long-term projects and products: big editorial initiatives on every platform; special reporting projects and series; and developing ideas across the editorial teams. In her time at The Atlantic, Yager has been a researcher, fact-checker and story editor on the magazine before becoming managing editor in 2015.

In joining the magazine staff, Green will work under the leadership of Goldberg and editor of the magazine Scott Stossel on the production of the monthly magazine and special issues. She worked on both the business and education sections at during her fellowship. Since joining the full-time staff of The Atlantic last year as an associate editor, she has shepherded reporting projects including Inside Jobs, The Presence of Justice, and The Business of Creativity.

These promotions arrive in a period of continued expansion for The Atlantic. has grown audience +32 percent in 2017 compared to the same period last year, punctuated by a spike to a record 42.3 million monthly unique visitors in May 2017. As it builds its digital audience and other platforms proliferate, The Atlantic is also experiencing record circulation to its print magazine—reaching the most subscribers since the early 2000s.

Your Bones Live On Without You

Wed, 2017-10-18 15:58
The human skeleton inspires wonder and terror because it lasts much longer than its owner. An Object Lesson.