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Kevin Charles Redmon

Kevin Charles Redmon
Kevin Charles Redmon is a journalist and critic. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Soap Operas Can Save the World

Melodramas promoting literacy and family planning? Tune in next week.

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Just Breathe

Can mindfulness help heal our wounded soldiers?

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Big Data, Big Money

Can a simple Google Trends algorithm beat Wall Street?

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Building a Better Smartphone Keyboard

Can KALQ succeed where QWERTY fails?

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Is Summer the Sanest Season?

What Google searches tell us about the seasonality of mental illness.

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A Painkiller for Human Angst?

Forget backaches and scraped knees—Tylenol can dull the existential pain of living.

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The Weight-Loss Incentive That Works Better Than Cash

A little intra-office competition can go a long way.

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You Gonna Eat That?

The best way to reduce food waste in cafeterias? Take away diners’ plastic trays.

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Help Others to Help Yourself: High School Students Benefit From Volunteer Work

Getting teenagers off of the couch can be difficult, but the benefits are undeniable.

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Hey, Come Try This Organic Corn Dog

If you tell us something’s organic, we’ll believe you—and we’ll pay more for it.

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Quick Studies

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

Pollution’s Racial Divides

When it comes to the injustice of air pollution, the divide between blacks and whites is greater than the gap between the rich and the poor.

Hunger and Low Blood Sugar Can Spur Domestic Quarrels

In an experiment, scientists found a correlation between low blood glucose and higher levels of spousal frustration.

Your Brain Starts Faltering After You Reach Age … 24

Sorry to break it to you, TSwift. At least in terms of cognitive functioning while playing StarCraft 2, you're finished.

Cavemen Were Awesome Parents

Toy hand axes, rock bashing, and special burials indicate that Neanderthals were cooler parents than previously thought, according to a new theory.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014