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Special Feature — October 4, 2014, 12:00 pm

The Pale Cast of Thought

Can ayahuasca cure writer’s block?

Special Feature — September 9, 2014, 4:32 pm

Ending College Sexual Assault

Can Obama’s new campaign bring change?

© AP Photo/Josh Reynolds

Special Feature — July 23, 2014, 2:42 pm

The Glitch in the Video-Game Graveyard

An anthropological dispatch from the landfill dig to unearth Atari’s E.T.

Illustration by Timothy Taranto

Special Feature — May 1, 2014, 11:37 am

Dottie’s Charms, by Jill Sobule

We’re thrilled to be streaming the latest release by singer-songwriter Jill Sobule, featuring lyrics by David Hajdu, Jonathan Lethem, Sam Lipsyte, James Marcus, Sara Marcus, Nina Mehta, Rick Moody, Mary Jo Salter, Luc Sante, and Vendela Vida

Jill Sobule, Dottie’s Charms

Special Feature — April 17, 2014, 12:30 pm

Native Lands

Photographs from the birthplace of quinoa

Thunupa © Lisa M. Hamilton

Special Feature — October 3, 2013, 1:38 pm

Can the European Union Hold?

Can the European Union survive — and should it? 

Can the European Union Hold?

Special Feature — August 29, 2013, 8:00 am

Censorship In the Republic

How foreign media are filtered in Iran

Censored magazine image, Iran. © The artist

Special Feature — July 24, 2013, 1:55 pm

After the Fish Are Gone: A Short Documentary

A film produced in conjunction with “Emptying the World’s Aquarium” (Harper’s, August 2013)

Photograph (detail) by Dominic Bracco II

Special Feature — July 8, 2013, 8:00 am

Blood Spore: The Pollock Murder Cassette

A 1981 recording of a police officer and a burglar discussing the robbery and murder of a pioneering mycologist

© Paul Stamets

Special Feature — February 27, 2013, 9:02 am

My Pain Is Worse Than Your Pain: A Short Film

An adaptation of T. C. Boyle’s short story (Harper’s Magazine, January 2010)

My Pain Is Worse Than Your Pain (film still)

Special Feature — October 19, 2012, 2:52 pm

Monopoly Is Theft

The antimonopolist history of the world’s most popular board game

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Special Feature — December 28, 2011, 11:55 am

Friedrich Egloffstein’s “Grand Cañon” Drawings: An Interactive Map

Click below to view an interactive supplement to the portfolio “The Long Draw,” which appears in the January 2012 issue of Harper’s Magazine. The hand-drawn maps are by Friedrich von Egloffstein, a forgotten cartographer and landscape artist of the American West. One map shows the Ives expedition of 1857–8; another reconstructs portions of the Gunnison-Beckwith expedition of 1853–4.

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