= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

2002 / September | View All Issues |

September 2002

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

9-11 PDF

Compass bearings·

= 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]

Universal compassion·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

It could happen to you·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Nuria (1997-2000)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Prisoners’ dilemmas·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Wind, Golan·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Bad and badder·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

Baudolino tries his hand at writing·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Mesokingdom twelve (panorama)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The verbs of Boro·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Saven sie Deutsch·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Study for summer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Mad Thai·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Vote no hoo-ha·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The kryptonite ceiling·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Yes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Christmas–apples·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Sensations of an infant heart·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 35-43 PDF

A year later·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notes of America’s intimations of mortality

Article

47-55 PDF

A frontier fable of gun control and federal justice·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

47-55 PDF

Big brother at the OK Corral·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

50 PDF

The parable of Tombstone·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A timeline

Article

53 PDF

Wyatt Earp·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A brief history of an icon

Fiction

66-72 PDF

Something for nothing·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

New books

73-74 PDF

New books·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

75-80 PDF

Consuming culture·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

When our critics won’t turn off the TV

Puzzle

87 PDF

Triplets·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Quiz

88 PDF

Southern exposure·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 164 years of
Harper’s for only $34.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

May 2014

50,000 Life Coaches Can’t Be Wrong

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Quinoa Quarrel

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

You Had to Be There

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Study in Sherlock

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
“In Thunupa’s footsteps grew a miraculous plant that could withstand drought, cold, and even salt, and still produce a nutritious grain.”
Photograph by Lisa M. Hamilton
Article
A Study in Sherlock·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“It is central to the pleasure of the Sherlock Holmes stories that they invite play, and that they were never meant to be taken seriously.”
Illustration by Frederic Dorr Steele
Post
My Top 5 Metal Albums and Their Poetic Counterparts·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“1. Death, The Sound of Perseverance (Nuclear Blast, 1998)”
Photograph (detail) by Peter Beste
Article
Found Money·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“I have spent my entire adult existence in a recession. Like most people I talk to, I assume the forces that control the market are at best random and at worst rigged. The auction shows only confirm that suspicion.”
Illustration by Steven Dana
Post
The School of Permanent Revolución·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The University of Venezuela has provided a consistent counterweight to governmental authority, but it has also reliably produced the elite of whatever group replaced the status quo.”
Photograph © Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez

Percentage of Americans who say they would not enjoy spending time with their own clone:

70

Astronomers recorded the most powerful pulse of radiation ever observed; the radiation was emitted from a pulsar 12,000 light-years from Earth and was “capable of totally vaporising and ionising all known materials, shredding them into hot plasma.”

Alberta dentist Michael Zuk, the owner of a molar that belonged to John Lennon, revealed that he hoped to clone a new Lennon and raise him as a son. “Hopefully keep him away from drugs,” said Zuk, “but, you know, guitar lessons wouldn’t hurt.”

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

HARPER’S FINEST