= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1973 / July | View All Issues |

July 1973

Photography

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Wraparound

3 PDF

Wraparound·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

3 PDF

Summer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection, Wraparound

3-10, 99-100 PDF

Food: the spirit made flesh·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

4 PDF

Wraparound·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

4 PDF

Comparisons·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

4 PDF

Political gastronomy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

4 PDF

The taste of simplicity·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

4 PDF

Food as life-style·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

4 PDF

Wraparound·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

5 PDF

Wraparound·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

5 PDF

Supertwinkie·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

5 PDF

Breakfast is best·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

5 PDF

Glossary for short-order cookery·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

5 PDF

Good times in the Garden of Eden·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

6 PDF

Wraparound·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

6 PDF

The cowboy’s chili prayer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

6 PDF

Food makes your future·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

6 PDF

What is fat?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

6 PDF

Wraparound·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

6 PDF

Out of the ordinary·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

7 PDF

Manna from NASA·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

7 PDF

Voices·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

8 PDF

Rex Stout’s most extraordinary meals·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

8 PDF

The lowly onion·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

8 PDF

Savory words·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

8 PDF

Wraparound·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

8-9 PDF

Vegetable sculpture·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

8-9 PDF

Menu for the vampires’ ball·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

9 PDF

A cacophony of cookery·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

9 PDF

Wraparound·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

9 PDF

Food or sex?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

10 PDF

Wraparound·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

10 PDF

Asparagus tops·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

10 PDF

Wraparound·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

10 PDF

The sensuous cook·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

10 PDF

Making money making food·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

14-16, 18-19 PDF

The possibly glorious dream of Mrs. Gloria M. Segal·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

20-22, 26, 28 PDF

Other lives·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

30, 32-33 PDF

Legal supermarkets·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Games some people play

34-36, 38 PDF

Getting a line on a bookmaker·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Countersigns

41 PDF

A way out for Richard Nixon·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

42-44, 48-50, 52-54 PDF

The suicide of the sexes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

58-60 PDF

The harbinger·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

63-66, 68-70, 72 PDF

Profiles in caution·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

84 PDF

Untitled poem·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

84 PDF

II·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Comment on “Business Jacob, the angel wrestler”

Poetry

84 PDF

I·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Business Jacob, the angel wrestler

Poetry

84 PDF

On a professional couple in a sideshow·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

84-85 PDF

Verse·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

85 PDF

The gun is such a horse·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

85 PDF

Wearing white·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

85 PDF

Digging·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

85 PDF

Honey·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Commentary

86 PDF

Cryptic bulletin from American interior·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Commentary

87 PDF

My liberated mind has a Wuthering Heights heart·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Commentary

87-88 PDF

Abolish adolescents(ce)!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Harper’s game

90-91 PDF

Newspeak/doublethink·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books

92, 94 PDF

A political disease·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books

94-96 PDF

Travesties of the imagination·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books

98 PDF

No little princes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

99 PDF

The why and how of food coops·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

99 PDF

Wraparound·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

99 PDF

Wraparound·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

99 PDF

A diet for the mind·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

99 PDF

When I fast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

100 PDF

Food for thought·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

100 PDF

What to get rid of·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

101 PDF

Slip-ups·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection, Wraparound

101-103 PDF

Readers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

101-103 PDF

Car continuations·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

102 PDF

Wraparound·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

104 PDF

Underground opener·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

104 PDF

Make mine chocolate chip·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

104 PDF

Hate to strip?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

104 PDF

Turn on·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

104 PDF

Supernatural screwdriver·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

104-105 PDF

Country pleasure·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection, Wraparound

104-106 PDF

Tools for living·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

105 PDF

Bubble, bubble, toilet trouble·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

105 PDF

The latest word on yogurt·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wraparound

105 PDF

How to order·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Letters

107 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 169 years of
Harper’s for only $23.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

November 2019

Men at Work

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

To Serve Is to Rule

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Bird Angle

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The K-12 Takeover

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The $68,000 Fish

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Men at Work·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“You’re being reborn,” the voice says. “Exiting the womb of your mother. Coming into the earth as a small baby. Everything is new.” It is a Saturday morning in mid-March, and right now I’m lying on a yoga mat in a lodge in Ohio, surrounded by fifty other men who’ve come to the Midwest for a weekend of manhood-confirming adventures. The voice in question belongs to Aaron Blaine, a facilitator for Evryman, the men’s group orchestrating this three-day retreat. All around me, men are shedding tears as Blaine leads us on a guided meditation, a kind of archetypal montage of Norman Rockwell boyhood. “You’re starting to figure things out,” he says, in somniferous baritone. “Snow, for the first time. Sunshine. Start to notice the smells, the tastes, the confusion. The fear. And you’re growing. You’re about ten years old. The world’s huge and scary.”

Even though it’s only the second day of the Evryman retreat, it’s worth noting that I’ve already been the subject of light fraternal teasing. Already I’ve been the recipient of countless unsought hugs. Already I have sat in Large Groups and Small Groups, and watched dozens of middle-aged men weep with shame and contrition. I’ve had a guy in the military tell me he wants to be “a rock for his family.” I’ve heard a guy from Ohio say that his beard “means something.” Twice I’ve hiked through the woods to “reconnect with Mother Nature,” and I have been addressed by numerous men as both “dude” and “brother.” I have performed yoga and yard drills and morning calisthenics. I’ve heard seven different men play acoustic guitar. I’ve heard a man describe his father by saying, “There wasn’t a lot of ball-tossing when I was growing up.” Three times I’ve been queried about how I’m “processing everything,” and at the urinal on Friday night, two men warned me about the upcoming “Anger Ceremony,” which is rumored to be the weekend’s “pièce de résistance.”

Article
To Serve Is to Rule·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The WASP story is personal for me. I arrived at Yale in 1971 from a thoroughly mediocre suburb in New Jersey, the second-generation hybrid of Irish and Italian stock riding the postwar boom. Those sockless people in Top-Siders, whose ancestors’ names and portraits adorned the walls, were entirely new to me. I made friends with some, but I was not free of a corrosive envy of their habitus of ease and entitlement.

I used to visit one of those friends in the Hamptons, in the 1970s, when the area was about wood-paneled Ford station wagons, not Lamborghinis. There was some money in the family, but not gobs, yet they lived two blocks from the beach—prime real estate. Now, down the road from what used to be their house is the residence of Ira Rennert. It’s one of the largest private homes in the United States. The union-busting, pension-fund-looting Rennert, whose wealth comes from, among other things, chemical companies that are some of the worst polluters in the country, made his first money in the 1980s as a cog in Michael Milken’s junk-bond machine. In 2015, a court ordered him to return $215 million he had appropriated from one of his companies to pay for the house. One-hundred-car garages and twenty-one (or maybe twenty-nine) bedrooms don’t come cheap.

Article
The Bird Angle·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

I slept for a good seven hours on the overnight flight from Spain to Peru, and while I slept I dreamed that I was leading American visitors around a park in Berlin, looking for birds on a hazy, overcast day. There wasn’t much to see until we noticed a distant commotion in the sky. Large raptors were panicking, driven back and forth by something threatening them from above. The commotion moved closer. The clouds parted, an oval aperture backed with blue. In it two seraphim hovered motionless. “Those are angels,” I told the group.

They were between us and the sun, but an easy ­I.D. Size aside, no other European bird has two sets of wings. The upper wings cast their faces into shadow. Despite the glare I could make out their striking peaches-­and-­cream coloration. Ivory white predominates, hair a faint yellow, eyes blue, wings indescribably iridescent. Faces blank and expressionless, as with all birds.

Article
The K-12 Takeover·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Last May, the families of students at Cypress Academy, an independent charter school in New Orleans, received an email announcing that the school would close when classes ended the following week and that all its students would be transferred to another nearby charter for the upcoming year. Parents would have the option of entering their children in the city’s charter-enrollment lottery, but the lottery’s first round had already taken place, and the most desirable spots for the fall were filled.

Founded in 2015, a decade after New Orleans became the nation’s first city to begin replacing all its public schools with charters, Cypress was something of a rarity. Like about nine in ten of the city’s charter schools, it filled spaces by lottery rather than by selective admission. But while most of the nonselective schools in New Orleans had majority populations of low-income African-American students, Cypress mirrored the city’s demographics, drawing the children of professionals—African-American and white alike—as well as poorer students. Cypress reserved 20 percent of its seats for children with reading difficulties, and it offered a progressive education model, including “learning by doing,” rather than the strict conduct codes that dominated the city’s nonselective schools. In just three years, the school had outperformed many established charters—a particular feat given that one in four Cypress students had a disability, double the New Orleans average. Families flocked to Cypress, especially ones with children who had disabilities.

Article
Five Stories·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

how high? that high

He had his stick that was used mostly to point at your head if your head wasn’t held up proudly.

I still like that man—Holger! He had been an orphan!

He came up to me once because there was something about how I was moving my feet that wasn’t according to the regulations or his expectations.

The room was a short wide room with a short wide window with plenty of artificial light.

Cost of renting a giant panda from the Chinese government, per day:

$1,500

A recent earthquake in Chile was found to have shifted the city of Concepción ten feet to the west, shortened Earth’s days by 1.26 microseconds, and shifted the planet’s axis by nearly three inches.

The limited edition Nike Air Max 97s, white sneakers that have holy water from the Jordan River in their soles and have frankincense-scented insoles, sold out in minutes.

Subscribe to the Weekly Review newsletter. Don’t worry, we won’t sell your email address!

HARPER’S FINEST

Happiness Is a Worn Gun

By

“Nowadays, most states let just about anybody who wants a concealed-handgun permit have one; in seventeen states, you don’t even have to be a resident. Nobody knows exactly how many Americans carry guns, because not all states release their numbers, and even if they did, not all permit holders carry all the time. But it’s safe to assume that as many as 6 million Americans are walking around with firearms under their clothes.”

Subscribe Today