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Official Business — April 3, 2013, 2:14 pm
Our thanks and congratulations to the contributors honored for their work for Harper’s Magazine in 2012.
Official Business — March 21, 2013, 9:00 am
The exhibition Susan Wides: All the Worlds, which includes photography that accompanied “Some Assembly Required” (Harper’s Magazine, February 2012), opens tonight at Kim Foster Gallery.
Official Business — March 18, 2013, 11:04 am
A discussion with critics Ruth Franklin, Christine Smallwood, and Jennifer Szalai on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m.
Official Business — March 15, 2013, 9:18 pm
Puzzlers are invited to visit harpers.org/puzzles
Official Business — February 8, 2013, 4:34 pm
Please join photographer Samuel James and Harper’s Magazine art director Stacey D. Clarkson on Tuesday, February 12, for a discussion of James’s work.
Official Business — January 30, 2013, 2:49 pm
Please join Harper’s Magazine associate editor Christopher Beha at the New School on Monday, February 4, for a panel discussion on the role of critics.
Official Business — January 11, 2013, 12:20 pm
Join us at McNally Jackson on Tuesday, January 15, at 7:00 p.m.
Official Business — November 30, 2012, 5:49 pm
Join Harper’s publisher John R. MacArthur and columnist Thomas Frank at the New York Society for Ethical Culture on Tuesday, December 4
Official Business — November 5, 2012, 11:23 am
Our November cover feature is now available to all readers. You can find and share it here.
Official Business — October 19, 2012, 2:44 pm
“I got bugs . . . in the way I feel about you.” Also, we’ve got a few on our new website.
Official Business — June 26, 2012, 4:33 pm
Please join Harper’s Magazine columnist and best-selling author Thomas Frank for a discussion about Super PACs and the corrupting influence of money in politics this Thursday. Frank will also sign copies of his most recent book, Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right. Details: Thursday, June 28 Noon to 1 P.M. Books-A-Million 11 DuPont Circle, N.W. [map] RSVP on Facebook here. For questions and media queries, contact Jason Chupick at email@example.com.
Official Business — June 15, 2012, 5:19 pm
On the latest episode of Moyers & Company, “Dark Money in Politics,” Harper’s Magazine contributing editor Thomas Frank discussed the corrupting force of money on Washington, D.C.: <iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/44098755?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0″ width=”400″ height=”300″ frameborder=”0″></iframe> More on the effects of unfettered campaign contributions made through Super PACs can be found in Frank’s April 2012 cover story, “It’s a Rich Man’s World: How billionaire backers pick America’s candidates.”
Official Business — May 29, 2012, 4:24 pm
Dear Readers, We’re looking for a summer web intern. The term is flexible, but will begin toward the end of June and run until at least the end of August. Applications are due by midnight on June 11. This will be an excellent time to be at the magazine, as we’re relaunching Harpers.org in the fall—you’ll have plenty of opportunity to learn and be involved. You’ll be working closely with one of our associate editors to prepare for the relaunch, delving into an archive that features David Foster Wallace, Elif Batuman, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Barbara Ehrenreich, Alice Munro, William Faulkner, …
Official Business — January 6, 2012, 4:57 pm
On Thursday, January 5, Harper’s Magazine contributing editor Thomas Frank appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss his latest book, Pity The Billionaire, and the improbable rise of right-wing economic fundamentalism following the financial crisis: <object width=”592″ height=”346″ id=”msnbc54d0b2″ classid=”clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000″ codebase=”http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=10,0,0,0″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640″ /> <embed name=”msnbc54d0b2″ src=”http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640″ width=”592″ height=”346″ FlashVars=”launch=45894214^197397^603070&width=592&height=346″ allowscriptaccess=”always” allowFullScreen=”true” wmode=”transparent” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” pluginspage=”http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash”></embed></object>
Official Business — December 2, 2011, 9:30 am
On September 14, 2011, Harper’s Magazine hosted The 9/11 Effect, a panel discussion at the City University of New York. Moderator Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! explored the lasting effects of the war on terrorism with lawyer and Harper’s contributing editor Scott Horton, winner of a National Magazine Award for his exposé of inmate abuse at Guantánamo Bay; Fordham Law School’s Karen Greenberg, former director of NYU’s Center on Law and Security and author of “The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days”; Petra Bartosiewicz, Harper’s contributor, most recently of “To Catch a Terrorist,” in the August 2011 issue; and …
Official Business — September 14, 2011, 9:06 am
On Wednesday, September 14, please join us in New York for Harper’s Magazine Presents: The 9/11 Effect. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! will be exploring the 9/11 Effect with lawyer and contributing editor Scott Horton, winner of a National Magazine Award for his Harper’s exposé of inmate abuse at Guantánamo Bay; Fordham Law School’s Karen Greenberg, former director of NYU’s Center on Law and Security and author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days; Petra Bartosiewicz, Harper’s contributor, most recently of “To Catch a Terrorist” in the August 2011 issue; and Michael German, ACLU Policy Counsel and former …
Official Business — September 5, 2011, 11:55 am
The Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, which possesses one of the most impressive literary archives in the United States, has an exhibition opening this week focused on an interesting set of signatures from Manhattan’s literary scene during the early 1920s: “The Greenwich Village Bookshop Door: A Portal to Bohemia, 1920–1925 uses an unusual artifact, Frank Shay’s bookshop door signed by over 240 writers, artists, actors, and publishers, to recreate the intersecting communities that made the Village an epicenter of American modernism.” The Ransom Center pointed out to us the names of four Harper’s Magazine contributors who …
Official Business — May 10, 2011, 11:18 am
Our congratulations to Scott Horton, whose piece “The Guantánamo ‘Suicides’,” from the March 2010 issue of Harper’s Magazine, won the National Magazine Award for Reporting last night. You can find coverage of the win here and here, via Andrew Sullivan and The New York Post. Our friends at Foreign Policy have also posted an interview with Scott here. Scott’s piece is available online here. Subscribers can access a .pdf of the article as it appeared in the magazine there, as well. And Scott recently blogged about the piece here and here.
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