Flash Mobs and Fight Club

Anyone who enjoyed Fight Club should read the entire five parts of My Crowd, Or, Phase 5: A report from the inventor of the flash mob from this month’s Harper’s Magazine, which, fortunately, is online unlike much of Harper’s content.

This was one of the most enjoyable and relevant pieces I’ve read in Harper’s in quite a while. I was beginning to think that Harper’s was, as a friend characterized it, “for people who don’t read blogs,” but this piece proves the magazine can still be relevant.