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Archive: Jan 2014

Weekly Review

Photographic evidence of war crimes in Syria, ominous Ukrainian texting, and a South Korean tower of jawbones

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The Burnt, the Abandoned, and the Died-on

Bernard Malamud’s three unfinished novels

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Canvas

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.

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NYC vs. HEA

Romance writers, Jennifer Weiner, and the future of publishing

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Warthogs and All

The U.S. Air Force’s foolish plan to scrap its most effective plane

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Weekly Review

Obama announces surveillance reforms, the Taliban bombs a Kabul restaurant, and Smartie snorting prompts nose-maggot panic

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Smokescreen (Entrainment Study 4)

“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…

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Introducing the February 2014 Issue

How Germany reconquered Europe, the impending demise of the A-10 Warthog, and two tales of bad romance

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In Praise of Shakespeare’s Comedies

Rethinking the best way to introduce Shakespeare to the young

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Weekly Review

A Pakistani ninth-grader sacrifices himself to save his classmates, Chris Christie saves himself, and Cormac McCarthy’s ex-wife chooses an unconventional holster 

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Ikerasak

“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.

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Dissociated Press

Headline news under the Taliban

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Weekly Review

Factional warfare in the Middle East, a politician under indictment for genocide seeks peace in South Sudan, and an embarrassment of coldness in Minnesota

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The Appearance of Collage #12

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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