On the evening of November 7th 1974, the 7th Earl of Lucan, an inveterate gambler and Backgammon champion with a taste for power boats, snuck into his estranged wife’s basement. He then bludgeoned their nanny with a lead pipe and placed her in a canvas sack, before attempting to murder his wife. Recognizing his voice, she convinced him that she could him escape, then slipped out a bathroom window. Lord Lucan was never seen again.
Wednesday, July 18
Tuesday, July 17
Erwynn Umali, Will Behrens, and the first gay wedding on a military base.
A profile of the man behind the “7 Habits.”
Monday, July 16
How did the gambling magnate and prolific super PAC donor amass his billions?
How a group of men with nicknames like “Emperor” and “Spear Carrier” tipped the balance in South Sudan’s fight for independence.
A personal history of “America’s most misunderstood religion.”
Sunday, July 15
Saturday, July 14
A longtime Harper’s contributor considers America as he dies: “When I died, I died of many things: the failing systems; the weakening of age; the exhaustion of the long war against dying. Finally, I succumbed to the lack of ethics in a California hospital, killed by filth and neglect.”