The Atlantic typically does not feature writers that have articles within the magazine on its cover. It’s such a rare occurrence that we decided to ask about it. Turns out, it has happened only a handful of times in the magazine’s 154 year history. Natalie Raabe, a Spokesperson for The Atlantic, said a few that came to mind were Joan Baez, Mark TwainLillian HellmanConor Cruise O’Brien and Philip Roth.

Kate Bolick, shown on the cover of the November issue, is the latest. In her piece titled “All The Single Ladies,” Bolick explains that the marriage dynamic has changed dramatically because as women climb higher, men are falling behind. The article is already receiving rave reviews, and Bolick is even discussing it with The Hairpin.

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