= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

2001 / May | View All Issues |

May 2001

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-6, 80-81 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

7-9 PDF

Revised text·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

11 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

13-30 PDF

[Article]

What sweetness was·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Flight into Egypt·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Brave new McWorld·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Mein so-called kampf·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Conspiracy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Jung M.C.·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Hunter goes to Hollywood·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poetry]

The ships·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Untitled (Cuba, Trinidad, 1998, a workhorse is kept on family’s porch)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Fighting the media war·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Just deserter·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Rosebud . . .·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

My milk·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Prison chapel mural, view #2, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 31-37, 39-41 PDF

The triumph of expedience·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

How America lost the election to the courts

Collection

Front cover, 31-41 PDF

The triumph of expedience·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

38 PDF

Election 2000 legal dispute timeline·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

52-60 PDF

The servile path·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Translating Nabokov by epistle

Reviews

61-66 PDF

A buried life·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The pleasures and pitfalls of WASP reticence

Reviews

66-69 PDF

People of the book·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A new history of all King James’s men

Fiction

71-78 PDF

The commemorative·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

83 PDF

Head/Lines·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

84 PDF

Medicare·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Too little, too late

Get access to 164 years of
Harper’s for only $45.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

May 2015

Black Hat, White Hat

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Beyond the Broken Window

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In Search of a Stolen Fiddle

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Displaced in the D.R.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Quietest Place in the Universe

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Last month, the PEN America Center announced its intention to honor Charlie Hebdo with its Freedom of Expression Courage Award at a gala on May 5. Six members of the organization have withdrawn from the gala in protest. In "The Joke," Justin E. H. Smith addressed the Anglo-American left's response to the killings.
Photo of a Charlie Hebdo editorial meeting in 2006 by Jean-Francois/DEROUBAIX
Article
In Search of a Stolen Fiddle·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“To lose an instrument is to lose an essential piece of one’s identity. It brings its own solitary form of grief.”
Violin © Serge Picard/Agence VU
Post
Driving the San Joaquin Valley·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Don sucked the last of his drink through his straw and licked his lips. 'The coast, to me, is more interesting than the valley.'”
Photograph by the author
Article
Othello’s Son·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fred Morton, who died this week in Vienna, at the age of 90, was a longtime contributor to Harper's Magazine and a good friend. "Othello's Son," which was listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013, appeared in our September 2013 issue.
Photograph © Alex Gotfryd/CORBIS
Article
Beyond the Broken Window·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“By the time Bratton left the department, in 2009, Los Angeles had quietly become the most spied-on city in America.”
Illustration by Taylor Callery

Number of members in the Hillary Rodham Clinton fan club in Bombay, India:

153

The Indian government planned to lower the country’s birthrate by increasing access to nighttime television.

Doctors in Mumbai fed a 30-year-old man 60 bananas to induce the excretion of a stolen gold necklace valued at $995.

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