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[Postcard ] | On Broadway, by Adrian Kneubuhl

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:00

“On and on the story went. I had trouble taking notes. Yet I saw that there was a glow in his eyes—a special little twinkle—and I began to feel suspicious.”

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Miranda Popkey

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 07:00

The Islamic State kills at least 20 foreign tourists in Tunisia, the first prime minister of Singapore dies, and customs agents in Lebanon seize 30 crates of radioactive maxi pads

[Publisher's Note ] | The Mayor and the Machine, by John R. MacArthur

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 15:05

“Emanuel’s position in the local party is insecure because he was not raised in the machine, or, for that matter, in a working-class city neighborhood.”

[Heart of Empire ] | War by Remote, by Andrew Cockburn

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:51

How armchair generals pretend they’re on the front lines.

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Sharon J. Riley

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 07:00

The Taliban blows up two Christian churches in Pakistan, Vladimir Putin disappears for ten days, and Pope Francis says he misses eating pizza

[Official Business ] | Radio Hustle, by Harper’s Magazine

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 03:01

Listen to the broadcast version of “American Hustle,” Alexandra Starr’s story, for the April 2015 issue of Harper’s Magazine, about how elite youth basketball exploits African athletes.

[Editor's Note ] | Introducing the April Issue, by Ellen Rosenbush

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:00

Fenton Johnson ponders the dignity of solitude, Andrew Cockburn investigates the incompetence of Citigroup, Rebecca Solnit argues that high school should be abolished, and more

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Joe Kloc

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 07:00

The Department of Justice clears Darren Wilson of violating Michael Brown’s civil rights, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is stabbed in the face, and a woman beats up her friend for sitting on a hamburger

[Official Business ] | Talking Secrets, by Harper's Magazine

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 08:00

Join Scott Horton and Andrew Sullivan for a discussion about the U.S. intelligence community.

[Conversation ] | Cuckoo Spit and Ski Jumps, by Christopher Cox

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 08:00

Michael Paterniti discusses “Driving Mr. Albert,” a story he wrote for Harper’s, in 1997, about driving across America with Albert Einstein’s brain.

[Postcard ] | The Sound of Maybe, by John Kaag

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 08:00

A visit to Harvard’s Holden chapel, where William James once asked the question, “Is life worth living?”

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Miranda Popkey

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 08:00

Vladimir Putin’s political adversary is assassinated, Venezuela bans George Bush and Dick Cheney from entering the country, and two people in Seoul are swallowed by a sinkhole

[Special Feature ] | Burn After Reading, by Gabriel Thompson

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:00

In 1971, William Powell published The Anarchist Cookbook, a guide to making bombs and drugs at home. He spent the next four decades fighting to take it out of print.

[Publisher's Note ] | French Fiction Reveals Faux Democracy, by John R. MacArthur

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 15:00

“Houellebecq, who is neither radical nor left-wing, understands perfectly France’s political elites and its duped and disempowered electorate.”

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Matthew Sherrill

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:30

Egypt launches an airstrike against alleged Islamic State affiliates in Libya, a stampede kills 17 in Haiti, and 15 towns in New York threaten to secede 

[Postcard ] | Going to Mount Hermon, by Chaz Reetz-Laiolo

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:00

Rocket fire, soldiers, and day-tripping skiers collide in the contested borderland between Israel, Syria, and Lebanon.

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Ryann Liebenthal

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 08:00

A Muslim family is killed over a parking space in North Carolina, Netflix launches in Cuba, and an Indian woman who is 95 percent genetically male gives birth to twins

[Editor's Note ] | Introducing the March Issue, by Ellen Rosenbush

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:00

Esther Kaplan investigates workplace spying, Leslie Jamison ponders the allure of life after death, John Crowley discusses what it means to be well read, and more

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Camille Bromley

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:00

Islamic State militants execute a Jordanian pilot, archeologists find a “rape dungeon” beneath a former reform school in Florida, and police in Vietnam admit to burying thousands of live cats

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Joe Kloc

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 08:00

Islamic State militants behead a second Japanese hostage, Mitt Romney decides not to run for president, and a 29-year-old Romanian man is unable to sell his virginity in a local newspaper