= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

2010 / August | View All Issues |

August 2010

illustration

Front page PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Article

58-60, 62-65 PDF

Cinema crudité·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The mysterious appeal of the post-camp cult film

Letters

4-5 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

7-9 PDF

Improvable feasts·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

11 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

13-28 PDF

[Article]

The writer is gravely ill·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Snow pile·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Crystal Boyle·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

The bus driver·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

The strangers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Collection]

[untitled]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

La petite snort·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Smell is other people·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The best and the brightest·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Condemned to delete it·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Frank talk·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Salisbury stakes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Trying to get a handle on it·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Squiffy swadgers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

In a watery mood·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poetry]

A Dozen Dawn Songs, Plus One

[illustration]

Blue Ridge by headlights·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Lightning fields 128·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

39-48 PDF

Paradise swamped·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The boom and bust of the middle-class dream

illustration

66 PDF

Casablanca (classic version)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

66-68 PDF

The beholders: collage by Aldwyth·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

illustration

67-68 PDF

Casablanca (classic version), detail·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

69-72 PDF

Multiples of Cohen·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

New books

73-74 PDF

New books·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

75-78 PDF

Firecrackers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Terry Castle celebrates her independence

Reviews

79-82 PDF

Fastidious Albion·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Postwar Britain keeps calm, carries on

Puzzle

83 PDF

Newsclippings·

= 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

October 2014

Cassandra Among the
Creeps

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Today Is Better Than Tomorrow”

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

PBS Self-Destructs

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Monkey Did It

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
 
Rebecca Solnit on silencing women, a Marine commander returns to Iraq, the decline of PBS, and more
Article
Cassandra Among the Creeps·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On silencing women
“The old framework of feminine mendacity and murky-mindedness is still routinely trotted out, and we should learn to recognize it for what it is.”
Photograph © Sallie Dean Shatz
Post
Ending College Sexual Assault·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“This is not a fable about a young woman whose dreams were dashed by a sexual predator. Maya’s narrative is one of institutional failure at a school desperately trying to adapt.”
Photograph © AP/Josh Reynolds
Post
 
"Clothes are a bit like eating: you have to dress yourself. You have to eat, and even if you eat pizza all day long, that’s still a choice."
Photograph © G Powell
Article
“Today Is Better Than Tomorrow”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Iraq has every disease there is; its mind is deranged with too many voices, its organs corrupted, its limbs only long enough to tear at its own body.”
Photograph by Benjamin Busch

Abortions per 1,000 live births in New York City:

852

Researchers discovered an “Obama effect”: African Americans’ performance on a verbal test improved, to equal that of white Americans, immediately after Obama’s nomination and his election.

“All I saw,” said a 12-year-old neighbor of visits to the man’s house, “was just cats in little diapers.”

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