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Timeless stories from our 173-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
From my Maypo to my Aleve to myRA
Study for Vignette 15, a painting by Kerry James Marshall, whose work was on view in December at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D.C. Courtesy the artist and Koplin del…
Photographic evidence of war crimes in Syria, ominous Ukrainian texting, and a South Korean tower of jawbones
Bernard Malamud’s three unfinished novels
Canvas, an erased book page by Jonathan Callan. Courtesy the artist and Martin Kudlek Galerie, Cologne, Germany. This image accompanies the Findings section in the February 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.
Romance writers, Jennifer Weiner, and the future of publishing
The U.S. Air Force’s foolish plan to scrap its most effective plane
Obama announces surveillance reforms, the Taliban bombs a Kabul restaurant, and Smartie snorting prompts nose-maggot panic
“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”
“Smokescreen (Entertainment Study 4),” a photograph by Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson, whose work is on view in January at 601Artspace, in New York City. Courtesy the artists and Audio Visual…
How Germany reconquered Europe, the impending demise of the A-10 Warthog, and two tales of bad romance
Rethinking the best way to introduce Shakespeare to the young
A Pakistani ninth-grader sacrifices himself to save his classmates, Chris Christie saves himself, and Cormac McCarthy’s ex-wife chooses an unconventional holster
“Ikerasak,” a photograph by Tiina Itkonen. Courtesy the artist and Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Zurich. This image accompanies the Findings section in the January 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.
Headline news under the Taliban
Factional warfare in the Middle East, a politician under indictment for genocide seeks peace in South Sudan, and an embarrassment of coldness in Minnesota
The Appearance of Collage #12, a painting by Ilya Kabakov, whose work was on view in December at Pace Gallery, in New York City. Courtesy the artist and Pace Gallery, New York…
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