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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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The Impossibility of the Night Shift

Many night workers get “shift-work sleep disorder.” And no one knows how to treat it.

How the Brains of Risk-Taking Teens Work

There's heightened functional connectivity between the brain's emotion regulator and reason center, according to a recent neuroscience paper.

When Mothers Sing, Premature Babies Thrive

Moms willing to serenade pre-term infants help their babies—and themselves.

One Toxic Boss Can Poison the Whole Workplace

Office leaders who bully even just one member of their team harm everyone.

Diversity Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Perception of group diversity depends on the race of the observer and the extent to which they worry about discrimination.

The Big One

One in two full-time American fast-food workers' families are enrolled in public assistance programs, at a cost of $7 billion per year. July/August 2014 fast-food-big-one
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