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Harper's Magazine, 1850-1980

It seems but a moment ago that the sound of Dylan and Baez, the Beatles and the Stones reverberated through a world bent on catastrophe. Has it been almost 20 years?
The legacy of Willie Morris and Lewis H. Lapham
By MARCO TRBOVICH  |  June 25, 2010
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Is this thing on?

In the modern age, America’s major-party conventions are love fests, feting their preselected nominees. But that may not be the case this year for Barack Obama.
Rather than get a bounce  from his convention, Obama might actually be hurt by the Democratic nominating event
By STEVEN STARK  |  July 09, 2008
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Bad news?

“Basically, the state of the paper is that we’re screwed,” says a wry Alex, sounding for a moment less like an adolescent hack than someone who may well be defining the future of the industry.
MTV puts out The Paper
By SHARON STEEL  |  April 28, 2008
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The medium is the movie

In almost every movie you go to these days you’ll see another screen — a television, a computer, even another movie screen — within the screen you’re watching.
In new films, truth is fluid — and controlled by the click of a button
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 05, 2008