We Concur With the Chicago Tribune's Warren:
The Atlantic Monthly Is In a League of Its Own
Because the Atlantic Monthly, one of the first major American magazines to intelligently harness the power of the web, put most of its articles behind subscriber-only walls some time ago, we've perhaps been remiss in pointing you to its many excellent offerings in the last couple of years. But the Chicago Tribune's talented Jim Warren, observing the magazine's 150th anniversary, calls it "superb" and "in a league of its own." We'd enthusiastically agree. Its wealthy owner has invested millions in keeping it brilliant, and even the death of its uniquely gifted editor, Michael Kelly (who died in 2003 while in Iraq covering the war), didn't slow it down. Last year, the magazine published what I consider the best piece of long-form magazine reportage of the year, a September cover story on how Yasir Arafat destroyed Palestine's hopes. Happily, it's online (here). May the Atlantic Monthly's next 150 years be even better.