= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1999 / April | View All Issues |

April 1999

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

6-9, 94 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

10, 12-13 PDF

Full fathom five·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

15 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

17-33 PDF

[Article]

Where Clinton’s Third Way went wrong·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The right stuff·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

And the beats go on·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Domestic politics·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Mistakes were made·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Hey! Teacher! Leave those kids alone!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

The teacher Caroline·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Canada’s bear market·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The shame of forgetting·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

1st year, 6th division, 1967·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poetry]

The sound of science·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

This is your father’s Oldsmobile·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

She got game·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The bench·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Homeys·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

Front cover, 35-62 PDF

The ghost of Shakespeare·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

36-38 PDF

A never writer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

38-41 PDF

The sweet swan·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

39 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

41-43 PDF

The lie with circumstance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

43 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

44-46 PDF

As they like it·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

46-49 PDF

Thy countenance shakes spears·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

47 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

49, 51-53 PDF

The reproof valiant·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

50 PDF

Is Shakespeare dead?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

52 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

54-55 PDF

Every word doth almost tell my name·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

55-57 PDF

A salvo for Lucy Negro·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

56 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

57-59 PDF

Curst be he yt moves my bones·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

60-62 PDF

Golden lads and chimney-sweepers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

61 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

63-68 PDF

Listening for silence·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notes on the aural life

Fiction

75-81 PDF

Court of palms·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notice

94 PDF

Editor’s note·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

96 PDF

Faces·

= 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

July 2019

Ramblin’ Man

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Just Keep Going North”

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

El Corralón

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Marmalade Sky

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

New Books

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Trials of Vasily Grossman

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
“Just Keep Going North”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On February 5, 2019, the president of the United States (a certain Donald Trump) in his State of the Union speech warned of “migrant caravans and accused Mexican cities of busing migrants to the border ‘to bring them up to our country in areas where there is little border protection.’ ”? Wishing to see the border for myself, I decided to visit Arizona, where my ignorance of local conditions might save me from prejudgment.

Post
English Referendums and Scotch Voters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After years of post-Brexit uncertainty, Scotland’s independence movement has become resurgent

Article
No Joe!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In the heart of the US Capitol there’s a small men’s room with an uplifting Franklin Delano Roo­sevelt quotation above the door. Making use of the facilities there after lunch in the nearby House dining room about a year ago, I found myself standing next to Trent Lott. Once a mighty power in the building as Senate Republican leader, he had been forced to resign his post following some imprudently affectionate references to his fellow Republican senator, arch-segregationist Strom Thurmond. Now he was visiting the Capitol as a lucratively employed lobbyist.

Article
Marmalade Sky·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On a November Saturday in 1990, Pam went over to Joe’s place to listen to records. It was raining in sheets that whipped around the corners of buildings and blowing so hard that women in heels were taking men’s arms to cross the street. Cars were plowing bow waves through puddles of scum.

As Joe was letting Pam into the apartment, a man emerged from the bedroom with a square sheet of black plastic in his hand and said, “Hey, man, you have the Sassy Sonic Youth flexi!”

Article
New Books·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Discussed in this essay:

Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark, by Cecelia Watson. Ecco. 224 pages. $19.99.

Four Men Shaking: Searching for Sanity with Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer, and My Perfect Zen Teacher, by Lawrence Shainberg. Shambhala. 144 pages. $16.95.

Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn, edited by Andrei Codrescu. Princeton University Press. 224 pages. $22.95.

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.

More than 20 emergency personnel rushed to a park in Queens, New York, to investigate a dead baby that turned out to be a doll.

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