Adam Davidson's Clips

Stories from radio, magazines, TV, and other places.

Archive for the ‘Harper’s’ tag

Harper’s Magazine: Out of Iraq: The Rise and Fall of One Man’s Occupation

without comments

We were living in the Flowers Land Hotel when I decided I wanted a house. This was partly pragmatic. The hotel, like most of the good ones in Baghdad, cost around $100 a night, and that was more than I could afford if I was going to stay for many months. But there was something else—something emotional or psychological. I can’t describe it precisely. I wanted permanence there. I wanted to feel that I was closer to Iraq than all those other, itinerant journalists. When I went home to New York on vacation, I wanted to say: well, yes, my home in Baghdad is quite lovely.

Read the rest on Harper’s site or download a PDF version or  Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Adam Davidson

February 22nd, 2005 at 3:02 am

Posted in print

Tagged with ,

Harper’s Magazine: A Prince Among Thieves

without comments

Read my Harper’s annotation: A Prince Among Thieves

Written by Adam Davidson

September 22nd, 2002 at 9:17 pm

Posted in print

Tagged with

Harper’s Magazine: Working Stiffs

without comments

Copyright Harper’s Magazine Foundation Aug 2001

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything, and the value of noting.

-Oscar Wilde

“A wrongful death is worth a base amount,” says George Marr, holding his hand at chest level.

“But if the guy coaches Little League, that’s good,” Ed Quinn adds as George’s hand springs up to chin height.

“He’s got two little girls,” George says.

“And they’re cute.”

“They’re cute,” George repeats. “Boom.” His hand goes above his head.

Download a PDF version or  Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Adam Davidson

August 22nd, 2001 at 9:22 pm

Posted in print

Tagged with