= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1960 / May | View All Issues |

May 1960

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4, 6, 9-10, 12 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

9 PDF

[Coming in Harper's]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

14, 16, 21-23 PDF

But is it deductible?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

24-25, 28 PDF

A “little theatre” goes a long way·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

28-29 PDF

Eating towns·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

35 PDF

After I wake up·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

36-41 PDF

The Procal·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

His habits and habitat

Notice

41 PDF

Politics for a new generation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

42-47 PDF

Harold Arlen·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The secret music maker

Article

48-54 PDF

The new Africa·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A guide and a proposal

Collection

48-54 PDF

The new Africa·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

53 PDF

Books for Africans·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

55-61 PDF

Women must weep·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

Poetry

60 PDF

Dr. Fatt, instructor·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

62-63 PDF

Cadetta–C&S·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

64-68, f68, 69-70 PDF

The biggest office building yet . . . worse luck·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

70 PDF

And call it alias Jimmy Valentine’s Day?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

71-72 PDF

Stop picking on Edward Taylor!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

73-76, 79-82, 84 PDF

The strange ethics of the ethical drug industry·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Public and personal

86-92 PDF

Public and personal·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Public and personal

86-92 PDF

Influentials anonymous·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

101-104 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

104 PDF

Forecast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

105 PDF

And also . . .·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

105-106, 108 PDF

Funeral march of the marionettes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

109 PDF

Jazz notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

109 PDF

Joke·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 165 years of
Harper’s for only $45.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

July 2015

Dressed to Kill

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wrong Prescription?

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Travel Day

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fugue State

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

One Day Less

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Avian Voices·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The mockingbird’s bath is an orgy of thrashing and writhing about. When he has finished, one of the innocents alights on the rim of the basin and looks with disbelief at the thimble of water remaining.”
Illustration by Eric Hanson
[Browsings]
Before the War·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“I’m worried that what the Houthis did to push Yemen into a civil conflict in September 2014, the Saudis may end up doing again when they end their campaign by eliminating the Houthis.”
Photograph by Alex Potter
Article
The Speakeasy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“In order to understand how Marty’s could survive as an institution, I returned a year after my first visit to spend a week at what was sure to be the world’s bleakest comedy club.”
Photograph by Mike Slack
Post
The Lost Land·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“I had first encountered some of these volumes—A Swiftly Tilting Planet, The Giver—as a child, and during adolescence, they registered as postcards from a homeland recently abandoned.”
Photograph by the author
Article
Wrong Prescription?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Whatever the slogans suggested, the A.C.A. was never meant to include everyone.”
Illustration by Taylor Callery

Estimated cost of the environmental damage caused each year by the world’s 3,000 largest companies:

$2,200,000,000,000

Two thirds of U.S. teenagers experience uncontrollable rage.

Beekeepers began extracting 1 million honeybees living beneath the siding of a house in New York State.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Subways Are for Sleeping

By

“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”

Subscribe Today