Rose Terry Cooke

= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction — From the September 1884 issue

Hopson’s choice

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction — From the October 1882 issue

Odd Miss Todd

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry — From the May 1881 issue

Two

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry — From the February 1881 issue

Asleep

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction — From the December 1880 issue

Mrs. Flint’s married experience

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction — From the September 1880 issue

Amandar

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction — From the March 1880 issue

Miss Beulah’s bonnet

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction — From the December 1879 issue

Will’s will, and his two Thanksgivings

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction — From the December 1878 issue

Knoware

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction — From the September 1878 issue

Cal Culver and the Devil

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry — From the April 1878 issue

Segovia and Madrid

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction — From the March 1878 issue

Squire Paine’s conversion

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article — From the October 1877 issue

Mytown

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction — From the March 1877 issue

About Dolly

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction — From the January 1877 issue

Grit

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry — From the April 1876 issue

Lost

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction — From the February 1876 issue

Poor Mary Ann

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction — From the April 1875 issue

The Widow Case. A dear hunt

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry — From the June 1874 issue

Macarius’s Lesson

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry — From the November 1873 issue

Haunted

= 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

September 2014

Israel and Palestine

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Washington Is Burning

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On Free Will

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

They Were Awake

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
Arab artists take up — and look past — regional politics
“When everyday life regularly throws up images of terror and drama and the technological sublime, how can a photographer compete?”
“Qalandia 2087, 2009,” by Wafa Hourani
Post
“There was torture by the previous regime and by the current Iraqi regime,” Dr. Amin said. “Torture by our Kurdish government, torture by Syrians, torture by the U.S.”
Visiting His Own Grave © Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Article
The Tale of the Tape·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Heroin isn’t the weakness Art Pepper submits to; it’s the passion he revels in.”
Photograph (detail) © Laurie Pepper
Criticism
The Soft-Kill Solution·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Policymakers, recognizing the growing influence of civil disobedience and riots on the direction of the nation, had already begun turning to science for a response."
Illustration by Richard Mia
New Books
New Books·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

 
“Almond insists that watching football does more than feed an appetite for violence. It’s a kind of modern-day human sacrifice, and it makes us more likely to go to war.”
Photograph by Harold Edgerton

Chance that a movie script copyrighted in the U.S. before 1925 was written by a woman:

1 in 2

Engineers funded by the United States military were working on electrical brain implants that will enable the creation of remote-controlled sharks.

Malaysian police were seeking fifteen people who appeared in an online video of the Malaysia-International Nude Sports Games 2014 Extravaganza, and Spanish police fined six Swiss tourists conducting an orgy in the back of a moving van for not wearing their seatbelts.

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