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From the Associated Press:
A Canadian comedy duo notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state reached Sarah Palin, convincing the Republican vice presidential nominee that she was speaking with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Palin and the pranksters, known as the Masked Avengers, discuss politics, pundits, and the perils of hunting with vice president Dick Cheney in the six-minute telephone interview released Saturday.
Moe the Bartender catches on far more quickly than poor Palin. “Uh, Jacques Strap! Hey guys, I’m looking for a Jacques Strap!”
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Estimated number of genetically modified mosquitoes released since 2012 to combat dengue and chikungunya:
In Brazil, a herpetologist reported seeing a male black-and-white tegu copulate with a dead female. “I felt a sense of wonder,” he said.
Florida state officials announced plans to patrol Palm Beach County four to six times a month in order to kill five-foot-long lizards that are presumed to be responsible for a drop in the population of feral cats and the disappearance of a number of Dachshund puppies.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”