= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1985 / April | View All Issues |

April 1985

illustration

Front cover PDF

China bar scene·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

6, 71-72 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

8-9 PDF

Boiling the whale·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

11 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

15-33 PDF

[Fiction]

To Fidel Castro·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Cartoon]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

One man’s meat

17-18 PDF

One man’s meat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

15-33 PDF

[Article]

Corporate quips·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Solidarity’s next chapter·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Mass-market hagiography·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Academic·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Collection]

Food fetishes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Journalistic·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Westmoreland·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

CBS fall guy

[Article]

The rumors are untrue·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Map]

Cancer geography·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The ethical costs of health care·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[charts]

Supply-side myths·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

America’s telescreens·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The writer in the window·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Computer chip·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Collection]

Imaginary cities·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Peking·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

San Francisco·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Trading life for news·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

At Penthouse·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

At the Washington Post·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Collection]

Questions of style·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

The bad day·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

The youngest boy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Collection]

The boys·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

You know what is right·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Cartoon]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

48-49 PDF

Scenes from a marriage·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The portrait as barren landscape

Poetry

51-54 PDF

Flaws·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fifty-six notes on the human condition

Double acrostic

73 PDF

No. 28·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

76 PDF

The Djintecs II·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 164 years of
Harper’s for only $39.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

December 2014

Gateway to Freedom

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Guns and Poses

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Christmas in Prison

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poison Apples

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Growing Up

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Beeper World·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The beeper, for a certain kind of Miami teenager in the Nineties, was an essential evolutionary adaptation.”
Photograph by Curran Hatleberg
Article
Hammer Island·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The place could have sprung from someone’s jealous dream about white people.”
Photograph by Emily Stein
Article
Growing Up·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The best coming-of-age stories have a hole in the middle. They pretend to be about knowledge, but they are usually about grasping, long after it could be of any use, one’s irretrievable ignorance.”
Photograph by Ben Pier
Article
Guns and Poses·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“‘It’s open shopping,’ he said. ‘A warehouse. The whole of Libya.’”
Map by Mike Reagan
Article
Christmas in Prison·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Just so you motherfuckers know, I’ll be spending Christmas with my family, eating a good meal, and you’ll all be here, right where you belong.”
Photographer unknown. Artwork courtesy Alyse Emdur

Amount that President Obama has added to America’s “brand value” according to the Nation Brands Index:

$2,100,000,000,000

A study suggested that the health effects of exposure to nuclear radiation at Chernobyl were no worse than ill health resulting from smoking and normal urban air pollution.

A Utah woman named Cameo Crispi pleaded guilty to having drunkenly attempted to burn down her ex-boyfriend’s house by igniting bacon on his kitchen stove.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

In Praise of Idleness

By

I hope that after reading the following pages the leaders of the Y. M. C. A. will start a campaign to induce good young men to do nothing. If so, I shall not have lived in vain.

Subscribe Today