Mentions

Mentions — July 16, 2014, 7:00 pm

“The End of Retirement” on MSNBC

Watch Jessica Bruder on MSNBC’s The Cycle

Jessica Bruder on MSNBC

Heart of Empire, Mentions — June 20, 2014, 11:41 am

Andrew Cockburn on Democracy Now

Andrew Cockburn discusses the origins and possible fate of Nouri al-Maliki’s prime ministership

“YES OR NO—SPEAK!—IS THERE ANOTHER LIFE?” (Harper's Magazine, “Commodus” (Jan 1889)

Mentions — May 21, 2014, 6:15 pm

Scott Horton Talks About the Guantánamo “Suicides” on Democracy Now

Scott Horton discusses a document omitted from a report on three deaths at Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in 2006

Illustration by Terry Stevenson, Harper's Magazine (Dec. 1974) (detail)

Mentions — September 6, 2013, 5:03 pm

Mary McCarthy in Salinger

“J. D. Salinger’s Closed Circuit,” (October 1962) makes an appearance in a new documentary

October 1962 (thumb)

Mentions — April 29, 2013, 7:06 pm

Barbara Ehrenreich on Breast Cancer

A recent New York Times Magazine feature recalls Barbara Ehrenreich’s November 2001 story, “Welcome to Cancerland”

Mentions — April 7, 2013, 8:07 pm

Dan Baum Debates Joe Nocera in the New York Times

An exchange on the fine points of gun safety, the kinds of gun-control laws America should pass, and the need for a moderate counterpart to the National Rifle Association

Mentions — January 29, 2013, 11:12 am

Richard Ross Exhibition in New York

The photography of Richard Ross, who won a National Magazine Award for his work in Harper’s, is exhibiting at the Feldman Gallery until February 16.

Ronald Franklin (thumb)

Mentions — January 11, 2013, 6:11 pm

Barry Lopez on NPR’s Fresh Air

Author Barry Lopez talks with Terry Gross about his essay on the sexual abuse he suffered as a child

Mentions — December 11, 2012, 2:44 pm

Paul Krugman on Barry C. Lynn and the Effect of Monopolies on Labor

“I realized that to move, I’d need the approval of some grand poobah.”

Mentions — December 3, 2012, 4:05 pm

Controversy

On the matter of conscious v. conscience in Prince's
“I Would Die 4 U”

I Would Die 4 U line notes (thumb)

Mentions — November 21, 2012, 3:12 pm

Ariel Kaminer on Mark Crispin Miller and the Drive for Electoral Integrity

Mark Crispin Miller’s August 2005 cover story for Harper’s, “None Dare Call It Stolen,” earns a mention in the New York Times.

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