= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1996 / May | View All Issues |

May 1996

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-7 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

8-10 PDF

Balzac’s garret·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

13 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

15-34 PDF

[Article]

Collecting the stuff of life·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Ralph Lauren’s shades of pale·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Glory·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Collection]

Spirit faces·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Tuxw’id (female warrior)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Eagle mask·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Bryant Gumbel discusses his nibs·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The bull market in inequality·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poetry]

The foreman’s wallet·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Unrequited hate·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Global economy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

D??©j??  vu

[Poetry]

A mistake was made·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

An indecent act·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Assassinations·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The new math on K Street·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Brain teaser·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Mother goes to the market·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Being and trendiness·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Writing the great American weapons guide·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Keep dreaming·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

A helping hand for Joan·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poetry]

Davy Cricket·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

A (very strange) day at the races·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Mobile home (dusk)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Mobile home (split-level)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Collection]

[untitled]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Mobile home (Arcadia)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Uneasy listening·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

My blank pages·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

Front cover, 35-47 PDF

Does America still work? On the turbulent energies of the new capitalism·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

38 PDF

Employee relations, 1958·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

39 PDF

Employee relations, 1996·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

42 PDF

The Wall Street effect·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A case study

Article

45 PDF

Legislating responsibility·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A proposal

Article

59-64 PDF

Tour de fax·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Around the world, faster than ever

Fiction

65-66, 68-70, 72-74 PDF

Shortcut·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Double acrostic

79 PDF

No. 161·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

80 PDF

What’s watt·

= 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