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John Gravois

John Gravois
John Gravois is Pacific Standard's deputy editor.

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A Toast Story

How did toast become the latest artisanal food craze? Ask a trivial question, get a profound, heartbreaking answer.

 

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The Shoppers of Babel

Inside the most lucrative and perhaps most sophisticated duty-free shop on Earth.

 

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The Last Word on ‘Accidental Racist': Brad Paisley Probably Isn’t Talking to You

The country megastar’s critics are misreading him—badly.

 

Hurricane Sandy and the Presidential Election

What an incumbent has to gain—and lose—from a natural disaster

 

Cilantro Hatred Explained by Modern Science

 

The Buffalo Massacre Spinoff Economy

First hides, then meat, then bones, then nostalgia

 

Silicon Valley’s Siege of Higher Ed

 

The Oy of Cooking

 

Who Will Cry for the Campus Bookstore?

 

Bowling Alone at the Supreme Court

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3-D Movies Aren’t That Special

Psychologists find that 3-D doesn't have any extra emotional impact.

To Protect Against Meltdowns, Banks Must Map Financial Interconnections

A new model suggests looking beyond balance sheets, studying the network of investment as well.

Big Government, Happy Citizens?

You may like to talk about how much happier you'd be if the government didn't interfere with your life, but that's not what the research shows.

Give Yourself a Present for the Future

Psychologists discover that we underestimate the value of looking back.

In Soccer as in Art, Motifs Matter

A new study suggests a way to quantitatively measure a team’s style through its pass flow. It may become another metric used to evaluate potential recruits.

The Big One

One in three drivers in Brooklyn's Park Slope—at certain times of day—is just looking for parking. The same goes for drivers in Manhattan's SoHo. September/October 2014 new-big-one-3

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