= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1942 / May | View All Issues |

May 1942

Personal and otherwise

1-2, 4, 6, 8-12 PDF

[various]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Personal and otherwise

1-2 PDF

Personal and otherwise·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

17-18, 20, 22, 24 PDF

The new books·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

24, 26, 28 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

561-567 PDF

The truth is good news·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

567 PDF

Armageddon·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

578-581; 1 PDF

My last meeting with Hitler·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

582-594 PDF

The wide net·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

604-611 PDF

Why milk costs so much·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

612-619 PDF

The great fog·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

620-629 PDF

Making the airplane behave·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

639-643 PDF

Where to take the offensive·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

644 PDF

The search·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

645-654; 4 PDF

The strange story of the Reuther plan·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

655-662 PDF

How democratic are labor unions?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

667 PDF

Calf’s death·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

668 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

669-672 PDF

Lincoln to the 164th Ohio·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

1 PDF

Personal and otherwise·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

1 PDF

Personal and otherwise·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

12 PDF

More Jack & Heintz·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Murders for pleasure

30 PDF

Murders for pleasure·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

4 PDF

[Coming in Harper's]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 164 years of
Harper’s for only $34.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

May 2014

50,000 Life Coaches Can’t Be Wrong

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Quinoa Quarrel

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

You Had to Be There

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Study in Sherlock

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
“1. Death, The Sound of Perseverance (Nuclear Blast, 1998)”
Photograph (detail) by Peter Beste
Article
You Had to Be There·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“He explained how sober Doug structured the bits and worked out the material’s logic; drunk Doug found the funny.”
Illustration by Andrew Zbihlyj
[Letter from Bentonville]
Citizen Walmart·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

From the July 2012 issue

“He’s taking on a heap of debt to scale up for Walmart, a heap of debt.”
Photograph by Thomas Allen
Article
Dark Heights·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Discussed in this essay:

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert. Henry Holt. 352 pages. $28.

The extinction symbol is a spare graphic that began to appear on London walls and sidewalks a couple of years ago. It has since become popular enough as an emblem of protest that people display it at environmental rallies. Others tattoo it on their arms. The symbol consists of two triangles inscribed within a circle, like so:

“The triangles represent an hourglass; the circle represents Earth; the symbol as a whole represents, according to a popular Twitter feed devoted to its dissemination (@extinctsymbol, 19.2K followers), “the rapidly accelerating collapse of global biodiversity” — what scientists refer to alternately as the Holocene extinction, the Anthropocene extinction, and (with somewhat more circumspection) the sixth mass extinction.

Article
Consume, Screw, Kill·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Now may be the unlikeliest time for us to grow a conscience about how our rapacity is endangering other species, since we’re now aware of how frightfully our rapacity is endangering us.”
Collage (detail) by David McLimans

Ratio of husbands who say they fell in love with their spouse at first sight to wives who say this:

2:1

Mathematicians announced the discovery of the perfect method of cutting a cake.

Indian prime-ministerial contender Narendra Modi, who advertises his bachelorhood as a mark of his incorruptibility, confessed to having a wife.

Subscribe to the Weekly Review newsletter. Don’t worry, we won’t sell your email address!

HARPER’S FINEST