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Archive: Feb 2013

My Pain Is Worse Than Your Pain— The Film Adaptation

Filmmaker Adam Hall on capturing the dark magic of a T. C. Boyle short story

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Weekly Review

Papal preparations, Polish diacritics, and Norwegian wood critics

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On the Great Wall Game

Behind the scenes of recent scandals, Chinese government factions vie for influence

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Where Broken Hearts Stand

Grief and recovery on the Badlands of North Dakota

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Portrait Inside My Head and To Show and To Tell

Phillip Lopate on eclectic curiosities and the old-school essayists

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This Is Running for Your Life: Essays

Michelle Orange on the art of the personal essay, navigating cultural overload, and the distance that separates two human heads

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Weekly Review

Meteoric tidings, a paraplegic piglet's wheelchair, and Chubby Checker's Chubby Checker check

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The Master’s Hold

On the attractions and sway of a master

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St. Valentine’s Day, 1879 — Hawking in Central Park

St. Valentine's Day — Hawking in Central Park. Harper's Magazine, March 1879.

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The Economic Understatement of the Union

If the president wants the public???s support, he should be making a forceful case for spending

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Weekly Review

Pope Benedict XVI retires, as does the world's most prolific streaker

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Jetty, Niger Delta

Jetty, Niger Delta. A man arrives at the end of the day to sell ice cream to children who have finished helping unload diesel fuel from the creeks. © Samuel James

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Samuel James at the Half King in New York City

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.

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Weekly Review

Guns, the big game, and circular fast-food logic

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How Timbuktu Saved Its Books

Behind the rescue of Mali’s historic manuscripts

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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

Alex Gibney on his documentary investigating the Roman Catholic Church's handling of child sex-abuse cases

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