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"She glanced across the waiting room at a television playing a birth-control ad and laughed darkly. 'Jesus, Lord, it would be so nice if someone just pushed me down a flight of stairs.'"
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Months after Martin Luther King Jr. publicly called the U.S. the “world’s greatest purveyor of violence ‚” that he was killed:

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Temporary, self-absorbed sadness makes people spend money extravagantly.

In Colombia, U.N. delegates sent to serve as impartial observers of the peace process aimed at ending the half-century-long war between the FARC and the Colombian government were chastised after they were filmed dancing and getting drunk with FARC fighters at a New Year’s Eve party.

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“Pictures of Pens II” and “Pictures of Pencils II,” photographs by Sara Cwynar, whose work was on view last month at COOPER COLE, in Toronto. Courtesy the artist and COOPER COLE, Toronto

Weekly Review — January 11, 2017, 2:58 pm

Weekly Review

A Brazilian priest was stabbed in the back of the neck by a man he was trying to embrace during a televised mass; a 48-year-old Catholic priest was accused of advertising 15 of his lovers on a wife-swapping site, organizing orgies in his home, and concealing pornographic home videos in cases labeled with the names of popes; and, in Vatican City, cardinals protested the opening of a McDonald’s. “It’s,” said a cardinal, “perverse.” Read more…

Art, Monday Gallery — January 9, 2017, 2:01 pm

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“Untitled (Grapevine), 1992,” a photograph by Susan Lipper, whose work is on view this week at Higher Pictures, in New York City. Courtesy the artist and Higher Pictures, New York City

Context — January 6, 2017, 3:02 pm

Misinformation Intern

My summer as a military propagandist in Iraq

Art — January 3, 2017, 5:00 pm

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“Betty at Port Glasgow Town Hall Xmas Party,” a photograph by Mark Neville, from the monograph Mark Neville: Fancy Pictures, which was published last month by Steidl. Image © Mark Neville. Courtesy Steidl

Memento Mori — January 3, 2017, 2:09 pm

John Berger (1926–2017)

We mourn the recent passing of John Berger, a long-time and much valued contributor to Harper’s Magazine.

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