An essay on power.
An essay on power.
On race and risk in American culture.
A tuberculosis crisis in the rural South.
On H.H. Holmes “an old hand at corpse manipulation and insurance fraud,” who built a house of death in 1890s Chicago.
Attending the two-day-long “Crap$ 101” course, where aspiring craps players learn the Golden Touch system of betting, visualize dice tosses, and pursue the elusive “controlled throw.”
A personal account of the human network behind the leak.
To be mentally ill in Ghana.
“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”
The story of The Anarchist Cookbook and why its creator, William Powell, regrets writing the book.
A newly released documentary revealed that Powell died in 2015.
The ragged glory of female activism.
Mapping the global spread of antigay ideology.
A war on wolves in Utah.
On the outsized pleasures of the very small.
Stalking bluefin tuna, the most valuable wild animal in the world.
The right to choose in Rapid City, South Dakota.
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.”
Undercover as a student at Phoenix University, the largest for-profit higher education company in the country and the second-largest enroller of students (behind the SUNY system), where only 12 percent of first-time students graduate and the ad budget accounts for 30 percent of overall spending.
In 1992, a Chinese freighter tipped violently in a storm dumping a load of plastic floatee toys—7,200 red beavers, 7,200 green frogs, 7,200 blue turtles, and 7,200 yellow ducks—to the open sea. This is their story.
In El Salvador, pregnant women have more to fear than Zika.
The changing face of Appalachia.
On the public schools of Detroit.
Life as an Olympic-level archer.
It’s legal to buy poppy seeds in America and it’s legal to plant them—unless you’re familiar with the simple process of turning them into opium, that is. Then having poppies in your garden is a felony.
A bus tour through Israel with a conservative radio host and 450 of his biggest fans.
The hard luck stories of Trump fans in Florida, New Hampshire, and Iowa, including that of a man who legally changed his name to Donald Trump Jr.