Category: Opinions

The Aftermath Is a Superficial, War-Torn Love Story

The first shot of The Aftermath is a dispassionate view of an aerial attack, a bombing run that blows the city below into smithereens. The city is Hamburg, which was set ablaze in 1943 and

The Atlantic Daily: Proximity as a Shortcut to Empathy

What We’re Following Is indicating proximity the only way to evoke the empathy of Western audiences? 157 people—the entirety of those on board—died after Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed Sunday morning en route from Addis

Welcome to Milwaukee!

2020 DNC to be held at a crossroads of racism, working class rage, and socialism.

Japan Casino Resort Hopeful Wakayama Makes Its Case

Tuna fileting demonstrations at Kuroshiro Market are a signature attraction of Marina City, proposed site of a Wakayama integrated resort.Muhammad Cohen Integrated resorts in Japan’s largest cities promise to be spectacular successes. But most action

Don’t Expect Theresa May to Put Country Over Party

For the past two years, the debate over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union has focused on the costs and benefits of trade, the effects of immigration, and the frustration of communities left behind. Yet

The Case Against Adnan Syed Challenges the True-Crime Playbook

It’s impossible to write about The Case Against Adnan Syed without writing about Serial. On the most straightforward level, Amy Berg’s new HBO series wouldn’t exist without Sarah Koenig’s 2014 podcast, a work so prodigiously

Can We Divest from Weapons Dealers?

Impoverished people living in numerous countries today would stand a far better chance of survival if weapon manufacturers such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, and Raytheon, stopped manufacturing and selling death-dealing products.

Nothin’ To See Here!

Lotta’ corruption means lotta’ investigations.

A Public Alternative to Payday Loans

Publicly funded lending pools can provide low-interest, short-term loans in a way no private lender can or will.

What the Departure of Vaping’s Most Powerful Opponent Means for American Teens

Parents hoping to pry the vapes from their teenagers’ hands now might face an even more uncertain road ahead. Just days after Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb reportedly delivered a plan to curtail

Journalism Needs Black Women

Black women face major barriers to entry in news media.

A Change for Rotten Tomatoes Ahead of Captain Marvel

In the world of film criticism, there’s one inviolable rule: You can’t offer an opinion on a movie you haven’t seen. But on Rotten Tomatoes, the review-aggregating website that wields serious influence over many theatergoers,

Linda Stein’s “Displacement Art”

The artist calls her series a meditation on “the tidbits of life” that make us who we are, and what happens when we have to flee.

Unhappy New Year? Macau Casino Revenue Falls Flat

Macau casino revenue was down slightly for the Chinese New Year period. Two key trends loom along the road to sustainable success. (Photo credit: Getty)Getty Macau casino revenue rose 4.4% in February from a year

The Clumsy Predictability of The Widow

It’s important to know, first of all, that the entire plot of The Widow hinges on a ratty orange trucker cap imprinted with the word Rumpel4skin. Yes, Rumpel4skin. This is supposedly a serious drama about

The Atlantic Hires Mike Giglio as Staff Writer Covering National Security

Mike Giglio will join The Atlantic as a staff writer covering national security with a focus on U.S. intelligence, editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg and editor of Adrienne LaFrance announced today. Giglio comes to

Update on Our Crazy Ex: Scott Walker Is Becoming the World’s Dumbest Troll

A few days ago, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers decided to bring home the Wisconsin National Guard troops that former Governor Scott Walker had sent to the Mexican border last summer, in response to President Donald

Las Vegas Sands Head Sheldon Adelson Illness Echoes Macau Bid History

Las Vegas Sands founder and Republican mega donor Sheldon Adelson, stands as he is recognized by President Donald Trump, a far less successful casino owner, during a Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House