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Memento Mori — September 2, 2014, 5:33 pm
We at Harper’s Magazine are grieved to learn of the sudden passing of long-time contributor Charles Bowden. His articles for the magazine appeared from the 1980s through the early years of the present century, and they could hardly be rivaled for their brutal honesty and intensity. His memoir, “Torch Song,” from the August 1998 issue, is available to read for free, and subscribers can read all the rest of his superb work from the magazine here.
Memento Mori — March 11, 2014, 1:51 pm
Remembering a contributor and friend
Memento Mori — December 6, 2013, 12:02 pm
Saying goodbye to Nelson Mandela, beloved fighter, visionary, and king
Memento Mori — October 15, 2013, 6:03 pm
On the remarkable life of the subject of “The Man Who Saves You from Yourself”
Memento Mori — January 14, 2013, 4:30 pm
On the life-drawings of an American literary master
Chances that an American knows the position of his or her senators on health-care reform:
Climate experts proposed creating a fleet of cloud-seeding yachts that will pump water vapor into the atmosphere to thicken global cloud cover, thereby reflecting more sunlight, in order to counteract the effects of global warming.
In San Antonio, a 150-pound pet tortoise knocked over a lamp, igniting a mattress fire that spread to a neighbor’s home.
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"It is an interesting and somewhat macabre parlor game to play at a large gathering of one’s acquaintances: to speculate who in a showdown would go Nazi. By now, I think I know. I have gone through the experience many times—in Germany, in Austria, and in France. I have come to know the types: the born Nazis, the Nazis whom democracy itself has created, the certain-to-be fellow-travelers. And I also know those who never, under any conceivable circumstances, would become Nazis."