= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

2009 / November | View All Issues |

November 2009

illustration

Front cover PDF

Wrinkle in time (detail)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-5 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

7-10 PDF

The cold we caused·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

13 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

15-29 PDF

[Article]

The War We Can’t Win

[Poetry]

Clean, clean, clean·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Back to storage·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Cry·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Huis claws·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

2104 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Travis, Texas·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Eagle Point Dr., Sherwood, Pulaski, Arkansas·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Collection]

Search and destroy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

526 7th St., Rapid City, South Dakota·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Anything to get arrested·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Next year in Washington·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Adult situations·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The lord taketh away·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Near Rochester, Washington·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

None of this would have been remotely feasible·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Collection]

If told correctly·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

This has to be the best·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

Pedestal·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

If told correctly it will center on me·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

Between midnight and 6 a.m.·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Red House #25·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Red House #9·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Red House #3·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Collection]

[untitled]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Red House #1·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 30-38 PDF

Final Edition·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Twilight of the American newspaper

Photography

39 PDF

Winter stories #23·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

39-41 PDF

Winter stories·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photography

40 PDF

Winter stories #9·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photography

40 PDF

Winter stories #17·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photography

41 PDF

Winter stories #39·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photography

41 PDF

Winter stories #15·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

65-68 PDF

Prosperous friends·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

New books

69-70 PDF

New books·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

71-76 PDF

The worst of times·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Revisiting the Great Depression

Reviews

77-82 PDF

Ways of not seeing·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On the limits of design fetishism

Puzzle

83 PDF

The shingle·

= 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

August 2014

The End of Retirement

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Octopus and Its Grandchildren

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Francis and the Nuns

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Return of the Strongman

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
 
 Jessica Bruder on the end of retirement, Mary Gordon on the new Vatican, Laura Kipnis on narcissism, and more
Article
The End of Retirement·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“For those riding the economy’s outermost edge, adaptation may now mean giving up what full-time RV dwellers call ‘stick houses’ to hit the road and seek work.”
Photograph (detail) © Max Whittaker
Post
God Lives on Lemon Street·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Bethel was Oz-like for me. I mean that with all the awe, utter hopefulness, and mythic fear with which Dorothy and her friends had approached that magical city.”
Photograph (detail) ©© Clemens v. Vogelson (Flickr)
Article
The Octopus and Its Grandchildren·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On Stanford University’s origins and vision
“The pervasive fantasy that Silicon Valley doesn’t need the government obscures the role of that government in funding much of the research that built it.”
Photograph © Sallie Dean Shatz
Post
World Cup Boom and Bust·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“I’m not giving a dime to FIFA. You know they’re not paying taxes on any of this?”
Photograph © The author

Chance that an American believes Ramadan is the Jewish day of atonement:

1 in 10

Mathematicians discovered the existence of a pseudoprime that is the sum of 10,333,229,505 known primes and contains roughly 295 billion digits but cannot be represented precisely because the mathematician who found it lacks sufficient RAM.

On the eve of Independence Day in Belarus, President Alexander Lukashenko delivered a speech in Belarusian instead of Russian for the first time in 20 years, disproving rumors that he can no longer speak the language.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

In Praise of Idleness

By

I hope that after reading the following pages the leaders of the Y. M. C. A. will start a campaign to induce good young men to do nothing. If so, I shall not have lived in vain.

Subscribe Today