= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

2009 / January | View All Issues |

January 2009

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-5 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

7-9 PDF

By the rivers of Babylon·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

15-30 PDF

[Article]

Recantorium·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poetry]

Mama·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poetry]

Origins of poetry·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poetry]

Previews·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Bauhaus·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The times, they are a-changin’·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Barack to the future·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

X, the scourge·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Flood at DeKalb Ave.·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

War is helmet·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

My first real home·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Always another word·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Country club II·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poetry]

Floating away·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photography

51 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

51-57 PDF

Dante, Virginia·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photography

52 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photography

52 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photography

53 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photography

54 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photography

55 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photography

55 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photography

56 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photography

56 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photography

57 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

58-62 PDF

Cadets·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On not flying in the Royal Air Force

Reviews

69 PDF

John Leonard (1939-2008)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

76-80, 82 PDF

Man of no nation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Habsburg prince’s bid for Ukraine

Puzzle

83 PDF

Old news·

= 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

June 2015

Loitering With Intent

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Polite Coup

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Findings

What Went Wrong

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Shooting Down Man the Hunter

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
What Went Wrong·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“In the seventh year of his presidency, Barack Obama was presenting himself as a politician who followed the path of least resistance. This is a disturbing confession.”
Photograph by Pete Souza
Article
Surviving a Failed Pregnancy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“If this woman — who spent her days studying gray screens for early signs of gestation — could not see my pregnancy, what were the chances that anyone else would?”
Illustration by Leigh Wells
Article
Interesting Facts·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“My husband is forty-six. I am forty-five. He does not think that, in my forties, after cancer, chemotherapy, and chemically induced menopause, I can get pregnant again, but sisters, I know my womb. It’s proven.”
Photograph by McNair Evans
Post
Kid Chocolate’s Place·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Cuban eyes often look close to tears.”
Illustration by the author
Article
Thirty Million Gallons Under the Sea·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“If you short-circuit the bottom, you threaten the entire cycle,” Joye told me. “Without a healthy ocean, we’ll all be dead.”
Illustration by John Ritter

Length in days of the sentence Russian blogger Alexei Navalny served for leading an opposition rally last year:

15

Israeli researchers developed software that evaluates the depression of bloggers.

A teenager in Singapore was convicted of obscenity for posts critical of Lee Kuan Yew, the country’s founding father, that included an image of Lee having sex with Margaret Thatcher.

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