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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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That Cigarette Would Make a Great Water Filter

Clean out the ashtray, add some aluminum oxide, and you've (almost) got yourself a low-cost way to remove arsenic from drinking water.

Love and Hate in Israel and Palestine

Psychologists find that parties to a conflict think they're motivated by love while their enemies are motivated by hate.

How to Water a Farm in Sandy Ground

Physicists investigate how to grow food more efficiently in fine-grained soil.

Unlocking Consciousness

A study of vegetative patients closes in on the nature of consciousness.

Advice for Emergency Alert Systems: Don’t Cry Wolf

A survey finds college students don't always take alerts seriously.

The Big One

One company, Amazon, controls 67 percent of the e-book market in the United States—down from 90 percent five years ago. September/October 2014 new-big-one-5

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