HARPER’S MAGAZINE, the oldest general interest monthly in America, explores the issues that drive our national conversation through such celebrated features as Readings, Annotation, and Findings, as well as the iconic Harper’s Index.
EASY CHAIR • A Choice We’re Making
IN FAVOR OF FEAR • By Clarice Lispector, from an essay that originally appeared in Jornal do Brasil in 1967 and is included in Too Much of Life, which will be published this month by New Directions. Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson.
PARTY POLITICS • From comments made by Eric Adams since he was elected mayor of New York City last year.
GODS, UP TO A POINT • By Roberto Calasso, from The Tablet of Destinies, which was published in July by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Translated from the Italian by Tim Parks.
INSIDE • By Xi Chuan, from Bloom & Other Poems, which was published in July by New Directions. Translated from the Chinese by Lucas Klein.
ALL WORK AND NO PAY • From interviews conducted with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated laborers by employees of the American Civil Liberties Union and professors and students at the University of Chicago Law School.
DIRTY TALK • From audio recordings played by two trash cans in Malmö, Sweden, when waste is deposited.
THE THRONE • By Lucy Sante, from “Club Chair,” an essay in the collection Lost Objects, which was published in July by Hat & Beard Press.
A WAY BEYOND MORTALITY • By Akil Kumarasamy, from Meet Us by the Roaring Sea, a novel, which was published last month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
DON’T BE EVIL • From Google’s style guide for developers.
THE SICK AND THE DEAD • By Anna DeForest, from passages in A History of Present Illness, which was published last month by Little, Brown.
GALL–PETERS REFLECTIONS • From tweets the Kenyan journalist Patrick Gathara posted in April and May, describing events in Western countries.
PEACH • By Giada Scodellaro, from Some of Them Will Carry Me, a collection of short stories, which will be published next month by Dorothy, a publishing project.
A HOLE IN THE HEAD • Can a brain implant treat drug addiction?
THE ENCHANTED CIRCLE
ISLAND TIME • Tides, teens, Travolta
BOTH SIDES NOW • Domination and abuse on the high school debate circuit
SOLUTION TO THE AUGUST PUZZLE
A FORMAL FEELING • Inside the world of Louise Bourgeois
AN HALLUCINATED MAN • The battles over T. S. Eliot’s legacy
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