Jonathan Dee

= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews — From the June 2014 issue

Agreeable Angstrom

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

John Updike, Yes-Man

Reviews — From the January 2014 issue

The American Id

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Robert Stone returns home

Reviews — From the April 2013 issue

Time’s Current

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The autumnal works of James Salter

Reviews — From the September 2011 issue

The pretender

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Dana Spiotta’s persuasive performances

Reviews — From the September 2010 issue

Speed of light in a vacuum

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Tom McCarthy’s historical avant-garde

Reviews — From the September 2009 issue

Motherless children

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Lorrie Moore tries to keep it real

Reviews — From the April 2009 issue

Suburban ghetto

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

John Cheever, misread and misunderstood

Reviews — From the June 2006 issue

Fallen boundaries

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Deborah Eisenberg’s big short stories

Reviews — From the April 2005 issue

Ready-made rebellion

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The empty tropes of transgressive fiction

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

United States Canada

CATEGORIES

THE CURRENT ISSUE

January 2015

Come With Us If You Want to Live

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Body Politic

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Problem of Pain Management

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Game On

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Love Crimes

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
The Body Politic·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“‘He wrote all these love poems, but he was a son of a bitch,’ said a reporter from a wire service.”
Illustration by Steven Dana
Article
Love Crimes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“If a man rapes a woman, she might be forced to marry him, because in Afghanistan sex before marriage is dishonorable.”
Photographs © Andrew Quilty/Oculi/Agence VU
Article
Game On·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union had posed a truly existential threat.”
Illustration by Taylor Callery
Article
Come With Us If You Want to Live·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“I was startled that all these negative ideologies could be condensed so easily into a positive worldview.”
Illustration by Darrel Rees
Article
Christmas in Prison·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Just so you motherfuckers know, I’ll be spending Christmas with my family, eating a good meal, and you’ll all be here, right where you belong.”
Photographer unknown. Artwork courtesy Alyse Emdur

Acres of hemp grown by “patriotic‚” U.S. farmers in 1942 at the behest of the U.S. government:

36,000

A study suggested that the health effects of exposure to nuclear radiation at Chernobyl were no worse than ill health resulting from smoking and normal urban air pollution.

Greenpeace apologized after activists accidentally defaced the site of Peru’s 2,000-year-old Nazca Lines when they unfurled cloth letters reading “time for change” near the ancient sand drawings. “We fully understand,” the group wrote in a statement, “that this looks bad.”

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