= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1956 / May | View All Issues |

May 1956

Letters

4, 6, 8, 10 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


The editor’s easy chair

12, 15 PDF

Remembrance in a high valley·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The editor’s easy chair

15-16, 18 PDF

Strange noises from the steppes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

20-25 PDF

Primitives in the super market·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

25 PDF

[Coming in Harper's]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

29-35 PDF

Republican “giveaways”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The charges and the facts

Poetry

35 PDF

Ash can·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

36-39 PDF

It’s only a game·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

40-46 PDF

Music·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

For money or for love?

Article

47-49 PDF

Texans don’t know any better·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

50-54 PDF

Italy changes her way·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

55-60 PDF

The sound of Moorish laughter·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

Article

61-66 PDF

Arthur T. Vanderbilt·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Order in the courtroom

Article

67-70 PDF

What early man discovered about food·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

71-76 PDF

Why the French act that way·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

77-79 PDF

The revolution in sports·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

79 PDF

Blackball·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

90-93 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

93 PDF

Forecast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

94 PDF

Worth looking into . . .·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

94-96 PDF

The new recordings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

94-96 PDF

Big changes·

= 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
“In Thunupa’s footsteps grew a miraculous plant that could withstand drought, cold, and even salt, and still produce a nutritious grain.”
Photograph by Lisa M. Hamilton
Article
A Study in Sherlock·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“It is central to the pleasure of the Sherlock Holmes stories that they invite play, and that they were never meant to be taken seriously.”
Illustration by Frederic Dorr Steele
Post
My Top 5 Metal Albums and Their Poetic Counterparts·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“1. Death, The Sound of Perseverance (Nuclear Blast, 1998)”
Photograph (detail) by Peter Beste
Article
Found Money·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“I have spent my entire adult existence in a recession. Like most people I talk to, I assume the forces that control the market are at best random and at worst rigged. The auction shows only confirm that suspicion.”
Illustration by Steven Dana
Post
The School of Permanent Revolución·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The University of Venezuela has provided a consistent counterweight to governmental authority, but it has also reliably produced the elite of whatever group replaced the status quo.”
Photograph © Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez

Percentage of Americans who say they would not enjoy spending time with their own clone:

70

Astronomers recorded the most powerful pulse of radiation ever observed; the radiation was emitted from a pulsar 12,000 light-years from Earth and was “capable of totally vaporising and ionising all known materials, shredding them into hot plasma.”

Alberta dentist Michael Zuk, the owner of a molar that belonged to John Lennon, revealed that he hoped to clone a new Lennon and raise him as a son. “Hopefully keep him away from drugs,” said Zuk, “but, you know, guitar lessons wouldn’t hurt.”

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

HARPER’S FINEST