Hesper Le Gallienne

= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry — From the November 1935 issue

Beauty is dead

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article — From the April 1928 issue

The American child in foreign schools

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A parental experiment–and how it resulted

Poetry — From the March 1925 issue

Coquette

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry — From the February 1924 issue

Improvident

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry — From the December 1922 issue

Cottages in England

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry — From the June 1922 issue

Return

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry — From the December 1920 issue

Despair

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry — From the August 1920 issue

Matinal

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry — From the December 1919 issue

A villanelle of life and death

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry — From the August 1919 issue

The patient gods

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry — From the April 1919 issue

The garland of memories

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry — From the October 1918 issue

The chalice

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry — From the August 1916 issue

To the southern sea

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 164 years of
Harper’s for only $39.99

United States Canada

CATEGORIES

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
“From the nerd squabbles of Internet discussion threads rose an urban legend that culminated in a film that hinges on digging through my town’s trash.”
Illustration (detail) by Timothy Taranto
Article
Return of the Strongman·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“If Tunisia is where the Arab Spring began, Egypt seems poised to become its burial ground.”
Photograph (detail) © Ahmed Ismail / Getty Images
Article
The Seductive Catastrophe·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The world’s leaders were moved by a populace fused into a forward phalanx, were shaken by a tidal wave of militancy jubilantly united.”
Photograph courtesy Mary Evans Picture Library
Article
Me, Myself, and Id·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The one defining trait of the narcissist is that it’s always someone else.
Painting (detail) by Gianni Dagli Orti
Post
The Many Faces of Boko·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“People want education. Open a school and they will rush.”
Photograph © The author

Average number of sitcom laughs an American hears during a prime-time season:

12,000

Czech and German deer still do not cross the Iron Curtain.

British economists correlated the happiness of a country’s population with its genetic resemblance to Danes.

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