The Big One
• March 15, 2013 • 4:00 AM
A weekly roundup of the best of Pacific Standard and PSmag.com, delivered straight to your inbox.
November 20 • 4:00 PM
The popular view is that if a woman is into BDSM she’s probably a sex addict, and vice versa. In fact, most kinky women are perfectly happy—and possibly healthier than their vanilla counterparts.
November 20 • 2:00 PM
The disturbing findings of a new study.
November 20 • 12:00 PM
Members of a minority ethnic group are less likely to express support for gay equality if they believe their own group suffers from discrimination.
November 20 • 10:00 AM
A new study finds an inconsistent patchwork of policies across states for how juvenile records are sealed and expunged.
November 20 • 8:00 AM
As a young girl, Alana Levinson struggled with the shame of her father’s substance abuse. But when she looked more deeply into the research on children of drug-addicted parents, she realized society’s “conspiracy of silence” was keeping her—and possibly millions of others—from adequately dealing with the experience.
November 20 • 6:00 AM
Following the approach we often see from companies marketing products before big storms, Nike focuses on climate change science in the promotion of its latest line of base-layer apparel. Is it a sign that more Americans are taking climate change seriously? Don’t get your hopes up.
November 20 • 5:00 AM
A new study shows that the neural plasticity needed for learning doesn’t vanish as we age—it just moves.
November 20 • 4:00 AM
The FBI no more deserves a direct line to your data than it deserves to intercept your mail at the post office. But it doesn’t want you to know that.
November 20 • 2:00 AM
It may be hard to see unless you shift your focus from places to people, but both destination and source can benefit from “brain drain.”
November 19 • 9:00 PM
New research suggests both heterosexuals and gay men are uncomfortable with public same-sex kissing.
November 19 • 4:00 PM
Survey results obtained by ProPublica also show a crisis of trust in the charity’s senior leadership.
November 19 • 2:00 PM
New benefits being offered by Apple and Facebook probably aren’t about discouraging women from becoming mothers at a “natural” age.
November 19 • 12:08 PM
But it’s not in the rainbow and sing-along way you’d hope for. We just don’t trust outsiders’ judgments.
November 19 • 12:00 PM
We can better understand Russia’s president, including his foreign policy in Crimea, by looking at how he uses art, opera, and holiday pageantry to assert his connection to the Tsars.
November 19 • 10:00 AM
In her new book, Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis, Alexis Coe takes a humanistic look at a forgotten 1892 crime.
November 19 • 8:00 AM
The legacy of “tough on crime” legislation has historically allowed correctional authorities to conceal and pursue politics that would be illegal anywhere else. Could that finally be changing?
November 19 • 6:00 AM
From beer milers to long-distance crawlers, the unending appeal of being No. 1.
November 19 • 4:00 AM
New research finds consistently higher numbers of girls compared to boys in high school bands, orchestras, and choirs.
November 18 • 4:00 PM
After 21 years in federal prison for a first-time, non-violent drug offense, I’m now living in a halfway house. I can go out to work and visit my wife, but I’m sometimes reminded how vulnerable my new life is.
November 18 • 2:00 PM
The Justice Department’s inquiry comes after an investigation and years of complaints from landowners who say they have been underpaid for leasing land to the energy giant for drilling.
November 18 • 12:02 PM
In an increasingly ratings-based and knowledge-rich economy, the company could suffer if consumers don’t believe its new campaign is built on honesty.