In Myanmar, Facebook is the de facto internet. Does that mean they can be legally responsible for their actions — or lack thereof — when content there influences politics or incites violence?
Luke O’Brien profiles Andrew Anglin, a one-time anti-racist vegan who’s grown up to become the publisher of the world’s biggest neo-Nazi website, The Daily Stormer. By chronicling hundreds of heart-stopping details from dozens of sources across decades of dangerous behavior, O’Brien’s work sets a brave and timely example for how to report on extremism responsibly.
Leslie Jamison profiles several long-term, hard-core users of Second Life, an online platform in which you create a fantasy alter-ego. Your “selective self” resides in a virtual world that allows you to leave behind everything you don’t like about yourself and your real life.
The Atlantic‘s Ross Andersen travels to China to visit the world’s largest radio dish built for seeking out extraterrestrial intelligence. On the trip he meets Liu Cixin, China’s preeminent science-fiction writer, for a wide-ranging discussion about the risks of making contact.
A journey into the next frontier of anthropological tourism: unsuspecting towns in the American “heartland.”
Tim Piazza fought for life for 12 hours while his Beta Theta Pi brothers alternatively did nothing, or continued to abuse him — and it’s all on video.
Is Josh Tetrick’s vegan-mayo company just another over-promising, under-delivering startup?
Despite the very American idea that the artistic impulse and the parenting impulse are fundamentally opposed, writer and mother Erika Hayasaki looks at science and mothers’ experience for the truth: That becoming a mother makes many women more, not less, creative.
The Atlantic talks to the editor of a meat industry trade publication about American meat production and publishing for a niche reader.