I find it a bit reassuring that the Atlantic has adopted what appears to be the large version of the Georgia font, which is what I've been using for the last several years.
When I check and see how the pages I'm responsible for look on smart phones and tablets, they are usually readable and professional looking. I'm going to undertake an effort here shortly to finalize some design issues and lock in my sites so that they are uniformly alike and accessible.
It's not enough to feature content; design and presentation are critical aspects of web site design. I have always preferred simplicity, but, then again, getting to simple takes a lot of consideration. The larger font, using black text on a white background, seems to be the way to go and has been the way to go for as long as we've had printed material. It's funny that we're talking about websites and still using a human technology that is hundreds and hundreds of years old to display it for the human eye.