a general-interest periodical covering literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts from a progressive, leftist perspective. It is the second oldest continuously-published monthly magazine in the United States, ranking only behind Scientific American. Today it is simply known as Harper's
Harper & Brothers began publishing Harper's New Monthly Magazine in 1850. The brothers also published Harper's Weekly (starting in 1857), Harper's Bazaar (starting in 1867), and Harper's Young People (starting in 1879).
Harper's New Monthly Magazine ultimately became Harper's Magazine, which is now published by the Harper's Magazine Foundation. Harper's Weekly was absorbed by The Independent (New York; later Boston) in 1916, which in turn merged with The Outlook in 1928. Harper's Bazar was sold to William Randolph Hearst in 1913 and is now Bazaar, published by the Hearst Corporation.—WP