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Inside the July 7th Edition of The Atlantic Weekly




Inside the July 7th Edition of The Atlantic Weekly

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The July 7th issue of The Atlantic Weekly, available now in the iTunes Newsstand, features:

  • "Much Ado About Pantsuits": Molly Ball explains why, despite accusations of sexism, there's nothing wrong with describing what female politicians wear.
  • "The Apps That Would Win the War": Sonni Efron investigates how activist technophiles are creating novel technology to thwart missiles attacks from the Syrian army.
  • "Say Hello to Africa's New Giant": Howard W. French examines how a monolithic boomtown that might become the world's largest city—Lagos, Nigeria—is poised to reshape the continent.
  • "The Bikes of Summer": One month into a grand bike-share experiment that has nearly torn New York asunder, the program is here to stay—and inspiring other cities. James Hamblin files this dispatch on the dangerous and delightful future of urban transportation.
  • "Rethinking the Birds and the Bees:" From long-living sperm to the problem with C-sections, Hope Reese interviews an anthropologist with some new insights into human mating—ideas that are challenging what we think we know about reproduction.
  • "The Geography of Chart Toppers": The biggest bands are British. The biggest solo acts are American. 'Twas ever thus. Andrew Wallace Chammings explores why forces larger than music determine rock-and-roll divinity.
  • From the archives: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's "A Crash in the Desert," published in The Atlantic in July 1938, recounts a plane crash the author survived in the Sahara. A great yarn, as well as inspiration for Saint-Exupéry's wildly popular The Little Prince.
  • In Focus photo blog: As we mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg this week, Alan Taylor collects some of the defining images of the war.  

The Atlantic Weekly is a new digital publication that, each week, features a curated selection of some of the very best journalism written for The Atlantic's digital platforms. Published on Friday afternoons, just in time for the weekend, The Atlantic Weekly is available for the iPhone and iPad as a stand-alone app in the iTunes Newsstand. 

In addition to the week's most memorable stories on politics, culture, technology, and more, The Atlantic Weekly also features a collection of images from The Atlantic's daily photography blog, In Focus, as well as an exclusive selection from the magazine's archive, presented as it appeared in print, in the iPad version.

The app is free to download. New single issues are $1.99, a monthly subscription is $2.99, and a yearly subscription is $19.99. Members of the media interested in a press subscription should email The Atlantic's Natalie Raabe at

Initially available in the iTunes Newstand, The Atlantic Weekly is optimized for both the iPhone and iPad. Access on Android-powered devices and other platforms will follow soon.

About The Atlantic
Since its founding in 1857 as a magazine about "the American Idea" that would be of "no party or clique," The Atlantic has been at the forefront of brave thinking in journalism. One of the first magazines to launch on the Web in the early 1990s, The Atlantic has continued to help shape the national debate across print, digital, and event platforms. With the addition of its news- and opinion-tracking site,, on global cities, and digital publication The Atlantic Weekly, The Atlantic is a multimedia forum on the most-critical issues of our times, from politics, business, urban affairs, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. The Atlantic is the flagship property of Washington, D.C.–based publisher Atlantic Media Company.

Media Relations Contact:

Natalie Raabe
The Atlantic
(202) 266-7533




Monday, July 8, 2013