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Watch: The Surrender of America's Liberals

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In a web exclusive interview, political scientist Adolph Reed Jr. talks with me about his new article in the March issue of Harper's Magazine -- a challenge to America's progressives provocatively titled, "Nothing Left: The Long, Slow Surrender of American Liberals."

Electronic Nonsense Sure Makes No Sense

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

It is sad, but only if you let it overwhelm you. Electronic gimmicks and outlets are like forbidden, fat-laden food. You have to learn to discipline yourself and consume just enough to satisfy your craving, without causing damage to your physical or mental health.

Democratizing Art

Ben Rosen | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Ben Rosen

So, the best music in the world performed by the best performers can be easily and inexpensively enjoyed and owned by anyone anywhere. Not so in the visual arts.

Harper's Magazine Makes Hilarious Blunder

Posted 01.16.2013 | Media

Harper's magazine made a bit of an error when it reported a joke story about a Canadian student's "visual allergies" as real. The magazine's Febr...

Harper's At War Over Union

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Harper's, the venerable monthly magazine, has been torn asunder over the formation of a union by staffers, New York's Gabriel Sherman reports. The em...

Pardon the Troublemaker: An Appeal for an Old Friend

Christopher Ketcham | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christopher Ketcham

My friend John Kennedy O'Hara, of Brooklyn, NY, has been called a "political street-fighter," a "mad dog," a "dissident." Among the incumbents who he...

Thomas Frank Leaves WSJ For Harper's

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Columnist Thomas Frank is leaving the Wall Street Journal for Harper's Magazine. Frank, who has written for the Wall Street Journal since 2008, will ...

Guantanamo Detainee Suicides Were Possible Homicides, Military Cover-Up Harper's Reports

Harper's | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. government has long maintained that three Guantánamo prisoners -- Salah Al-Salami (37), from Yemen, and Mani Al-Utaybi (30) and Yasser Al-Za...

Hope 2.0: Standing With Obama Over the Long Haul

Mark Klempner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Klempner

It's not that I object to critical thinking. We need it. Yet, while we're reminding Obama of his promises and scrutinizing him on his decisions, we need to stand with him.

The Difference Between Criticism and Hate Speech

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

They are whack jobs or hard-wired haters, but their influence and numbers are growing among what's left of the Republican party, the news media, and the former Confederacy.

The Good, the Bad, & the Mediated

Carter Phipps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Carter Phipps

Everyone should read Thomas de Zengotita, not because he has the answers but because he's breaking new ground in tracking a whole field of disconcerting cultural trends.

Could Great Magazines Publish Less Original Material?

Julia Cheiffetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Julia Cheiffetz

During this moment of transition when budgets for long form journalism seem scarcer by the day, maybe looking to the classics or the public domain is one tiny way to keep our collective attention span in tact.

This Week in Magazines: A Jihad on Behalf of Usury Laws, An "Idiot's Guide to Pakistan," and The Agenda for K Street's Trout Lobbyists

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Geithner and Summers don't mention ancient Babylonia in addressing the financial crisis. But Chicago attorney Thomas Geoghegan sure does in Harper's "Infinite Debt."

This Week in Magazines: Michelle, Carla and Silda: Hero, Badass and the Humiliated

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Dahling, you must get the latest Vogue. The March issue of the longtime fashion arbiter gives us a radiant Michelle Obama on the cover and a reverent tale.

All is Vanity (Fair): The Man Who Owns the News

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

In Michael Wolff's book, he serves lots of candy and cat food as he tells the story of Murdoch's rise from scion of a smallish Australian newspaper empire to master of the universe in today's media world.

Bush By The Numbers: Harper's Index Says Goodbye

Harpers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Number of news stories from 1998 to Election Day 2000 containing "George W. Bush" and "aura of inevitability": 206 Amount for which Bush successful...

This Week in Magazines: Vick's Dogs, Katrina's Race War, and Tight Abs for the New Year

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Michael Vick, a scummy pro football quarterback, has improbably inspired an uplifting New Year's odyssey, according to this week's Sports Illustrated.

This Week in Magazines: Fixing Schools, Money, and the World

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

One shouldn't even wonder why the Obama's didn't go through the motions of visiting a public school, Fareed Zakaria's article could be used as a job application, and Money's superior counsel.

This Week in Magazines: Obama-Mania

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Not all's lost for the Republicans: John McCain apparently took the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Algeria according to the Economist's Global Electoral College poll.

We are like a city on a hill

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

This election will show the public's choice, its mandate for the type of leader it wants to deal with complex issues, like why people use terrorism as a tactic to dialogue with those in power.

Whose Blog Is It, Anyway?

Evan Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Evan Handler

After the show began its off-Broadway run I was asked to okay a major excerpt appearing in the very prestigious Harpers Magazine. The only problem with this was the editor.