Subscribe to The Atlantic and get 2 free issues

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II

Siberian summers do not last long. The snows linger into May, and the cold weather returns again during September, freezing the taiga into a still life awesome in its desolation: endless miles of…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 6, 2013
LENGTH: 27 minutes (6897 words)

Gangnam Style, Dissected: The Subversive Message Within South Korea's Music Video Sensation

Beneath the catchy dance beat and hilarious scenes of Seoul's poshest neighborhood, there might be a subtle message about wealth, class, and value in South Korean society. Park Jaesang is an unlikely…
AUTHOR:Max Fisher
PUBLISHED: Aug. 23, 2012
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1892 words)