Jared Keller, in addition to being in charge of the whole internet, is also social media editor for The Atlantic.
Trust in what Jared says. He’s in charge of, like, the whole internet. Or at least the portion of it housed in the Watergate building.
Dan Baum, “Happiness Is A Worn Gun” (Harpers, August 2010)
Many knee-jerk opponents of gun rights have never handled a gun before, so what happens when one liberal wears a concealed weapon? The Harpers articles is subscription only, but it’s worth subscribing just to read about Baum’s psychological transformation as a concealed gun owner.
Rebecca Mead, “Rage Machine” (The New Yorker, May 24, 2010)
I despise most everything about Andrew Breitbart – his personality, his politics, his smear tactics – but I loved this profile. Mead made him almost loveable.
Graeme Wood, “Prison Without Walls” (The Atlantic, September 2010)
This story has been done before, but I have an odd fascination with surveillance and surveillance states.
Robin Marantz Henig, “What Is It About 20-Somethings?” (New York Times Magazine, August 18th, 2010)
Caught between economic recession and a poisonous political environment, why do young people take so long to grow up? For maximum impact, read “The Recessions Long Shadow” which appeared in the March 2010 issue of The Atlantic, immediately beforehand.
Wayne Curtis, “Gunpowder On The Rocks” (The Atlantic, November 2010)
A New Zealand bartender learns what pirates and sailors knew long ago: explosives and liquor mix just fine.