The Big One
• January 17, 2013 • 5:10 PM
A weekly roundup of the best of Pacific Standard and PSmag.com, delivered straight to your inbox.
July 30 • 4:00 PM
Although declining in real terms, the United States’ military budget remains substantial and a huge drain on our public resources.
July 30 • 2:04 PM
Minor floods are afflicting parts of Maryland nearly 10 times more often than was the case in the 1960s.
July 30 • 2:00 PM
Though the intern economy remains opaque, dialogue about the role of interns in the labor force—and protections they deserve—is beginning to take shape.
July 30 • 12:00 PM
You’re so loyal to Starbucks—and the company knows it—that your daily serving of caffeine is already marked up beyond the reach of any fluctuations in supply.
July 30 • 10:00 AM
Why it’s necessary, and how to do it.
July 30 • 8:00 AM
Coherence is a good movie, and its initial shoot cost about the same amount of money as a used Prius.
July 30 • 6:00 AM
Researchers find a universal positivity bias in the way we talk, tweet, and write.
July 30 • 4:00 AM
New research finds gay men in America are rapidly catching up with straight married men in terms of wages.
July 30 • 2:00 AM
The King’s return to Cleveland is a symbol for the dramatic shift in domestic as well as international migration.
July 29 • 4:00 PM
A look at Pew Research Center survey data collected in February and July of this year.
July 29 • 2:00 PM
Frustration and inaction color efforts to enforce the Clean Water Act.
July 29 • 12:40 PM
You may have never heard of clothianidin, but it’s probably in your local river.
July 29 • 12:00 PM
One woman’s personal story raises deep questions about the stark limits of current controls in a nascent industry at the very edge of the frontier of humans and technology.
July 29 • 10:29 AM
War is more personal, less glorious, and more hellish in modern textbooks than in the past. But there’s still room for improvement.
July 29 • 10:00 AM
If you are an American trying to learn German in a large German town or city, you will mostly hear English in return, even when you give sprechen your best shot.
July 29 • 8:00 AM
With a study of the impact of Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino, a heated debate gets fresh ammunition.
July 29 • 6:00 AM
After three sessions in an isolation tank, the answer’s still not quite clear.
July 29 • 4:00 AM
Kids who identify with the hero of J.K. Rowling’s popular fantasy novels hold more open-minded attitudes toward immigrants and gays.
July 29 • 2:00 AM
Around the country, suburbs are fighting with the urban core over jobs and employees.
July 28 • 4:00 PM
What would it look like if you combined Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, demographically speaking? What about the United States and Guatemala?
July 28 • 2:00 PM
A 1996 law known as HIPAA has been cited to scold a mom taking a picture of her son in a hospital, to keep information away from police investigating a possible rape at a nursing home, and to threaten VA whistleblowers.
July 28 • 12:00 PM
In Love Child, documentary filmmaker Valerie Veatch explores how virtual worlds encourage us to erase the boundary between digital and real, no matter the consequences.