= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

2014 / December | View All Issues |

December 2014

Photography

Front page (color) PDF

Front Cover


Easy Chair

5-7 PDF

Poison Apples·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

[11-20]A[22-27] PDF

[Essay]

Keeping Time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

County Line·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Rejoinder]

Fleshdance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Curation]

Notion Picture Industry·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Scholarship]

Tenure Road·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

Aaron Rosenblum·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Travel Guide]

Vacay-47·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Illustration]

Portrait of a Startled Rabbit in a Forest Glen and Portrait of a Startled Rabbit Near a Culvert·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Testimony]

By Night In Chile·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Strategy]

Stonewalled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poem]

Ames By-Products·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Reminiscence]

Carbon Footprint·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Illustration]

California·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

Admiral Nelson·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

A Selection of Employee Badges·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

From the Archive

29 PDF

A Little Girl’s New York·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Forum

33-35 PDF

Beeper World·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Forum

35-37 PDF

At First Blush·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Forum

37-39 PDF

My Mother’s Apartment·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Forum

39-43 PDF

Nina·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Forum

44-47 PDF

Hammer Island·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

History

49-55 PDF

Gateway to Freedom·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The origins of the Underground Railroad

Story

77-83 PDF

Forbidden City·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

84, 86-87 PDF

New Books·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

87-92 PDF

Obama’s Obama·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The contradictions of Cass Sunstein

Reviews

93-96 PDF

Heads Will Roll·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The story of a morbid curiosity

Reviews

98-102 PDF

Only Human·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The evolution of a flawed species

Puzzle

103 PDF

Nothing for Christmas·

= 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

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.

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.

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.

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
The Trials of Vasily Grossman·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Discussed in this essay:

Stalingrad, by Vasily Grossman. Translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler. New York Review Books. 1,088 pages. $27.95.

Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century, by Alexandra Popoff. Yale University Press. 424 pages. $32.50.

Life and Fate, by Vasily Grossman. Translated by Robert Chandler. New York Review Books. 904 pages. $24.95.

An Armenian Sketchbook, by Vasily Grossman. Translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler. New York Review Books. 160 pages. $14.95.

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.

A swarm of ladybugs in California was so large that it appeared on the National Weather Service’s radar.

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