Harper's Magazine

Harper's Magazine


Newcastle Fans at St. James’ Park” (detail) © Samuel James

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In July 2020, the Trump Administration resumed federal executions, and in its final seven months killed thirteen people, an undertaking even more nasty and hurried than the numbers convey.

“Everything in this story leads to the internet because that’s where it all began. It plays a key role in kingmaking, which is at the root of the problem that the @nytimes  is now dealing with."

Minimum number of people in China who have been arrested for producing fake COVID-19 vaccines : 80

"I hoarded up horrible moments from my day, ready to share them with whomever I was meeting that night; and then I felt the same hollow comedown after I’d delivered my short parade of anecdotes." @lsjamison  on the passage out of an unpleasant job

Portion of Republicans who regard Donald Trump as the best president in American history : 1/3

"We’re encouraged to hunt for 'life hacks,' to use 'one simple trick' to read 300 percent faster or get flat abs or learn Mandarin in under an hour. @harikunzru  opts out of self-optimization

"Pragmatism is a strong method when you think things are going well, onward and upward, and the thrust of evolution is in your favor. On your bad days, it seems uncaring." -Denis Donoghue#RIP 

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Following an internal investigation the @nytimes  acknowledged that Caliphate “did not meet [its] standards”—while staying mute on how the paper could have been duped by a twentysomething with time on his hands." @James__Harkin 

"When it was my mother’s turn to comment on Dylan’s work she just shrugged. At first, that was the sum of their relationship: her quiet refusal to adulate Dylan’s celebrity." @SamSussman1 

A 19-year-old killed eight people and wounded several others at a FedEx warehouse where employees were unable to call the police or family members because of a company policy forbidding workers from carrying cell phones.

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A statement signed by 150 people incl. Bill T. Jones, Wynton Marsalis, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Noam Chomsky, J.K. Rowling, Margaret Atwood, and Salman Rushdie expresses concern over the illiberal trend intensified by our national reckoning.

Hong Kong protesters have deployed an array of euphemisms. “It’s raining,” indicates the firing of tear gas.

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From a transcript of the jury selection process for Martin Shkreli's trial:

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Scientists advised against consuming hypersexual zombie cicadas infected with psychoactive fungus.

The Trump International Hotel hired a “director of diplomatic sales” to attract foreign dignitaries. #WeeklyReview 

Hollywood loves to make movies about itself—yet studios and distributors can’t be trusted to properly preserve their films. Martin Scorsese on the need to stop treating cinema as “content.”

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