William Henry Hyde

= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The drawer — From the April 1899 issue

Too regular

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the November 1896 issue

Among friends

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the October 1896 issue

Afraid to leave

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the August 1896 issue

As is often the case

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the April 1896 issue

She proved it

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the March 1896 issue

Editor’s drawer

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the November 1895 issue

A wise method

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the May 1895 issue

Everything has its use

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the April 1895 issue

Not exactly what she meant

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the March 1895 issue

Rivals

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the February 1895 issue

A sure sign

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the January 1895 issue

The window habit

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the October 1894 issue

Easy, but–

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the April 1894 issue

Simple enough

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the February 1894 issue

A social complication

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the December 1893 issue

Impertinently pertinent

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the July 1893 issue

A demurrer

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the December 1892 issue

After the dinner

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer — From the November 1892 issue

At our boarding-house

= 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

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
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
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
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
Francis and the Nuns·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“A year and a half into his papacy, Pope Francis is looking an awful lot like his predecessors.”
Photograph (detail) © Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

Estimated additional hours Americans would spend stoned annually if marijuana were legal in most states:

30,000,000,000

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University said that most alcohol-related airplane accidents happen at night and in bad weather.

A waitress in Chengdu ate a cockroach in response to a complaint by a customer who had discovered the bug in his salad. “You will always find cockroaches in the food,” she told him. “It is very normal.”

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