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# The Atlantic Monthly

The Atlantic Monthly is an American monthly magazine that began in November 1857. It is also known as The Atlantic.

It is a literary and cultural magazine.

Famed movie critic Pauline Kael[?] was the resident critic for The Atlantic Monthly, until she was released from the magazine's staff (some say she was fired) after she wrote a blistering, negative review of the movie The Sound of Music.

On February 1, 1862 the first publication of Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic[?]" was was in the Atlantic Monthly. In February and March 1866 the first publication of The Freedman's Story[?] by William Parker[?] was also published therein.

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