= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

2001 / October | View All Issues |

October 2001

Photography

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-7, 98 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

8-11 PDF

Philosopher kings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

13 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

15-32 PDF

[Article]

Understanding ovation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Puzzle]

Songs from the woods·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Navigation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Screw U.·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Dancer in the dark·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Untitled (S, Matt, Lars with girl)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Slacks attacks·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Changs and wrens·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Holding the fort·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Speak, memory·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

A nut and his squirrels·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Where the wild things are·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Waited·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Notes on emphysema·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Leigh on green sofa·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Perth Amboy (ghost lady)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Perth Amboy (2 hands man)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Perth Amboy (light touch)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Collection]

[untitled]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Perth Amboy (mother and child)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

33-41 PDF

Dinosaur dreams·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reading the bones of America’s psychic mascot

Collection

43-58 PDF

Death in slow motion·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

43-58 PDF

Death in slow motion·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A descent into Alzheimer’s

Fiction

52 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 59-64, 66-71 PDF

A Gaza diary·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Scenes from the Palestinian uprising

Fiction

74-76, 78-82 PDF

All God’s children can dance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

New books

83-84 PDF

New books·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

84-90 PDF

Cold verities·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The chilly ethics of American pragmatism

Reviews

91-96 PDF

On drugs·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Gateways to gnosis, or bags of glue?

Notice

98 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

99 PDF

Triskaidekacode·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

100 PDF

Nasdaq’s continental drift·

= 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

March 2015

A Sage in Harlem

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Man Stopped

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Spy Who Fired Me

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Giving Up the Ghost

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Invisible and Insidious

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
No Slant to the Sun·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“She didn’t speak the language, beyond “¿cuánto?” and “demasiado,” but that didn’t stop her. She wanted things. She wanted life, new experiences, a change in the routine.”
Photograph © Stuart Franklin/Magnum Photos
[Browsings]
Burn After Reading·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

William Powell published The Anarchist Cookbook in 1971. He spent the next four decades fighting to take it out of print.
“The book has hovered like an awkward question on the rim of my consciousness for years.”
© JP Laffont/Sygma/Corbis
Article
The Fourth Branch·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Both the United States and the Soviet Union saw student politics as a proxy battleground for their rivalry.”
Photograph © Gerald R. Brimacombe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images
Article
The Spy Who Fired Me·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“In industry after industry, this data collection is part of an expensive, high-tech effort to squeeze every last drop of productivity from corporate workforces.”
Illustration by John Ritter
Article
Invisible and Insidious·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Wherever we are, radiation finds and damages us, at best imperceptibly.”
Photograph © 2011 Massimo Mastrorillo and Donald Weber/VII

Number of U.S. congressional districts in which trade with China has produced more jobs than it has cost:

1

Young bilingual children who learned one language first are likelier than monolingual children and bilingual children who learned languages simultaneously to say that a dog adopted by owls will hoot.

An Oklahoma legislative committee voted to defund Advanced Placement U.S. History courses, accusing the curriculum of portraying the United States as “a nation of oppressors and exploiters.”

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Driving Mr. Albert

By

He could be one of a million beach-bound, black-socked Florida retirees, not the man who, by some odd happenstance of life, possesses the brain of Albert Einstein — literally cut it out of the dead scientist's head.

Subscribe Today