Postcard — January 21, 2015, 12:15 pm

Bloc Party

Chalga music, a blend of Turkish rhythms, Balkan folk, and Europop, has become a polarizing force in the Bulgarian town of Dimitrovgrad, where many residents long for their socialist past

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Official Business — January 20, 2015, 4:33 pm

Talking Torture

Join Scott Horton, a Harper’s Magazine contributing editor, and Mark Krotov, a senior editor at Melville House, for a discussion of the CIA torture report

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Weekly Review — January 20, 2015, 8:00 am

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The Pope says climate change is man made, Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attack, and a town in Denmark agrees to have more sex

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Heart of Empire — January 16, 2015, 2:07 pm

Clerical Oversight

The Jihadist leader no one wants to touch

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Editor's Note — January 16, 2015, 11:20 am

Introducing the February Issue

Christopher Ketcham investigates Cliven Bundy’s years-long battle with the BLM, Michael Ames examines the economics of incarceration, Annie Murphy reflects on Bolivia’s lost coast, and more

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Publisher's Note — January 15, 2015, 3:58 pm

America’s Peculiar Political Correctness

“I don’t see how you can properly cover a news story without showing the reader or viewer one of the key elements that made the story a story ”

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Weekly Review — January 14, 2015, 8:00 am

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Boko Haram raids 16 villages in Nigeria, a bomb is detonated outside an NAACP office in Colorado, and a Muslim cleric bans snowmen.

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Official Business — January 8, 2015, 3:57 pm

The Art of Outrage

We defend Charlie Hebdo’s right to publish its cartoons—and our right to critique them.

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Weekly Review — January 6, 2015, 8:00 am

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Palestine is denied statehood, the NYPD stops worry about minor criminal offenses, and a farmer slaughters half of his herd of Nazi-bred cows

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Weekly Review — December 30, 2014, 8:00 am

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The United States ends the war in Afghanistan, Putin cancels Christmas for Russian ministers, and a woman in Japan is indicted on charges of obscenity for building a kayak that looks like her vagina

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Close Reading — December 24, 2014, 8:00 am

Time Out of Joint In Richard McGuire’s Here

“One learns about the characters the way a machine would, by analyzing discrete moments of their lives, like a search engine combing for patterns.”

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Weekly Review — December 23, 2014, 8:00 am

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North Korea attacks the U.S. film industry, Pakistan reinstates the death penalty, and a Pennsylvania electrician stabs a Virgin Mary lawn ornament in the head

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Publisher's Note — December 18, 2014, 3:24 pm

Amid redactions and monotony, reckless CIA cruelty

The massive prose work does possess a certain irony and subtlety, as well as a sickening urgency, which make it worth reading as a book, rather than as an accumulation of outrageous facts.”

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Supplemental Reading — December 17, 2014, 12:00 pm

Battlefield Worth

Occupy goes to TechCrunch Disrupt      

Weekly Review — December 16, 2014, 8:00 am

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The Senate Intelligence Committee reports on CIA torture, Greenpeace defaces the Nazca Lines, and Putin’s tiger is filmed killing a dog

“His Majesty Frank Penguin, King of the Brutes” (January 1857)

Heart of Empire — December 12, 2014, 4:46 pm

Borderline Euphoric

Cold War II gets a bipartisan welcome

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Editor's Note — December 11, 2014, 3:32 pm

Introducing the January 2015 Issue

Jen Percy examines women’s rights in liberated Afghanistan, Sam Frank hangs out with Silicon Valley’s apocalyptic libertarians, Emily Witt analyzes Pinochet’s legacy in Chile, and more

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Weekly Review — December 9, 2014, 8:00 am

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Americans protest police brutality, 188 Muslim Brotherhood supporters are sentenced to death in Egypt, and 14 people are arrested for using the Domino’s pizza-ordering app to test stolen credit card numbers.

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Official Business — December 2, 2014, 12:13 pm

Harper’s Magazine Partners With an Independent Bookstore on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

“Our common cause is to protect the integrity and freedom of thought,” said Harper’s publisher John MacArthur.

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Weekly Review — December 2, 2014, 8:00 am

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A grand jury in St. Louis decides not to indict Darren Wilson, German scientists grow spinal cords in petri dishes, and London police stab a Staffordshire terrier to death.

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