= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1992 / February | View All Issues |

February 1992

Photography

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-5, 70-74, 78 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

6-8 PDF

Tilting at windmills·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

11 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

13-36 PDF

[Article]

Inside Rocky Flats·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A whistle-blower’s journal

[Article]

A fire sale in Oakland·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Clerestories·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Seeing the path of the wind

[Article]

Warrin’ with Orrin·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Trust fund victims·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

A tightwad draws the line·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Mind control at the gas pump·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Big boss is watching·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Ronald McBitter·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

BCCI’s magic kingdom·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Time fades away·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Fear of, well, flying·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Bubble trouble·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

New Jersey’s Norman Bates?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Hook, line, and sinker·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Black like . . . Shirley Temple?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

Sweet things·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Cartoon]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

37-39, 42-46 PDF

Talk dirty to me·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A woman’s taste for pornography

Article

Front cover, 48-55 PDF

A last good place to live·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

56-59 PDF

The professor·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

60-66, 68 PDF

An urge for going·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Why I don’t live where I used to live

Double acrostic

75 PDF

No. 110·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

80 PDF

Crosses to bear·

= 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

October 2016

Psychedelic Trap

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Hamilton Cult

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Held Back

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Division Street

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Innocents

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Quiet Car

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
The Hamilton Cult·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"The past is complicated, and explaining it is not just a trick, but a gamble."
Illustration by Jimmy Turrell
Article
Division Street·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Perfectly sane people lose access to housing every day, though the resultant ordeal may undermine some of that sanity, as it might yours and mine."
Photograph © Robert Gumpert
Article
Held Back·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"'We don’t know where the money went!' a woman cried out. 'They looted it! They stole our money!'"
Artwork by Mischelle Moy
Article
The Quiet Car·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Flor Arely Sánchez had been in bed with a fever and pains throughout her body for three days when a July thunderstorm broke over the mountainside. She got nervous when bolts of light flashed in the sky. Lightning strikes the San Julián region of western El Salvador several times a year, and her neighbors fear storms more than they fear the march of diseases — first dengue, then chikungunya, now Zika. Flor worried about a lot of things, since she was pregnant.

Late in the afternoon, when the pains had somewhat eased, Flor thought she might go to a dammed-up bit of the river near her house to bathe. She is thirty-five and has lived in the same place all her life, where wrinkled hills are planted with corn, beans, and fruit trees. She took a towel and soap and walked out into the rain. Halfway to the river, the pains returned and overcame her. The next thing Flor remembers, she was in a room she didn’t recognize, unable to move. As she soon discovered, she was in a hospital, her ankle cuffed to the bed, and she was being investigated for abortion.

Photograph by Joshua Lutz
Article
Innocents·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"The next thing Flor remembers, she was in a room she didn’t recognize, unable to move. As she soon discovered, she was in a hospital, her ankle cuffed to the bed, and she was being investigated for abortion."
Photograph © Nadia Shira Cohen

Average amount the company paid each of its 140 top executives last year:

$5,300,000

Between one fifth and one half of England’s leisure horses are obese.

Scientists in the Galápagos Islands credited an endangered giant tortoise named Diego with saving his species by fathering more than 800 offspring.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Mississippi Drift

By

Matt was happy enough to sustain himself on the detritus of a world he saw as careening toward self-destruction, and equally happy to scam a government he despised. 'I’m glad everyone’s so wasteful,' he told me. 'It supports my lifestyle.'

Subscribe Today