I have been reading Harper's magazine sporadically for the past fifteen years, and bought my friend James, who reads it faithfully, a subscription all those years ago which he continually renews.
Harper's magazine is an upscale publication that caters to a somewhat educated, or at least well-informed, readership. The magazine has been around for over 150 years, so it seems that they are doing many things right.
Probably the most famous feature of this monthly publication is the Harper's Index, a list of quantifiable statistics related to a timely subject. For example, the January 2002 Index includes the following...