Cullen Murphy

Cullen Murphy is managing editor of the Atlantic Monthly and also writes the comic strip Prince Valiant.

The Good Word
Feb. 11 1999 3:30 AMFeelin' GroovyCan anybody say it with a straight face?
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Oct. 14 1998 3:30 AMYours, Mine, and OursWhose God is it, anyway?
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July 9 1998 3:30 AMTrash TalkingThe many forms of empty and hypocritical speech.
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May 20 1998 3:30 AMAlphabet SoupA technological history of reading and writing.
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April 2 1998 3:30 AMThe Lie of the LandEquivocations, deceptions, fibs, and other forms of not telling the truth.
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Jan. 1 1998 3:30 AMNoted With PleasureThe glorious art of citing your sources.
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Oct. 2 1997 3:30 AMToo Much of a Good ThingHow much hype is overhype?
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June 25 1997 3:30 AMMeet John Doe... and Jane Roe, John Q. Public, and other ordinary citizens.
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April 3 1997 3:30 AMAre We Content?Yes, and product, too.
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Jan. 9 1997 3:30 AMThe Ebonic Plague?Nope, no sudden outbreak here. Black English--whatever the name--has been around for centuries.
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Nov. 13 1996 3:30 AMMore for Your MoneyWhat's the value in value-added?
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Aug. 28 1996 3:30 AMAirline EnglishWhy flight attendants talk like that.
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Dec. 9 1998 3:30 AMA Few Well-Chosen WordsOur collective unconscious online.  
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Sept. 10 1998 3:30 AMPlain SpeakingA Y2002 Problem.
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June 3 1998 3:30 AMBible EnglishLike it or not, the good book lies behind everything you say.
The Breakfast Table
June 23 1999 1:06 AMDissecting the Day's News
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Feb. 19 1998 3:30 AMLike Sands Through the HourglassAt the end of the day, what does it all mean?
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Nov. 27 1997 3:30 AMThe Firmness FactorHard thinking about soft questions.
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Aug. 28 1997 3:30 AMThe Enemy WithinTrojan horses and fifth columns are all around us.
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May 22 1997 3:30 AMHow to Delight With StatisticsEdward Tufte's books make train schedules irresistible.
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Feb. 13 1997 3:30 AMThis Is the EndWhy do we long so for closure?
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Jan. 2 1997 3:30 AMNaming NamesThe eponym craze.
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Oct. 9 1996 3:30 AMYadda Yadda YaddaOn saying nothing.
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June 25 1996 3:30 AMJesuitical vs. TalmudicMaking arguments, splitting hairs


Frame Game

Hard Knocks

I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.

Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong.

After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales

Hidden Messages in Corporate Logos

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter

Sports Nut

Giving Up on Goodell

How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.

How Can We Investigate Potential Dangers of Fracking Without Being Alarmist?

My Year as an Abortion Doula       

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 9:22 AM The Most Populist Campaign of 2014
Sept. 15 2014 7:27 PM Could IUDs Be the Next Great Weapon in the Battle Against Poverty?
Atlas Obscura
Sept. 16 2014 8:00 AM The Wall Street Bombing: Low-Tech Terrorism in Prohibition-era New York
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 15 2014 11:38 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 4  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Listen."
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 9:13 AM Clive James, Terminally Ill, Has Written an Exquisitely Resigned Farewell Poem
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 7:36 AM The Inspiration Drought Why our science fiction needs new dreams.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 16 2014 7:30 AM A Galaxy of Tatooines
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.