January/February 2016

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Sister Act

In every issue, we fix our gaze on an everyday photograph and chase down facts about details in the frame.

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My Very Human Errors With My Very Human Disease

The reality of a life with diabetes is much more than a matter of malfunctioning bodily organs.

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The Danger of Impartial Reporting

Conclusions we come up with ourselves lodge themselves more firmly in our minds—even if they're wrong.

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Silicon Valley Outsiders

Our focus on C-suite executives and venture capital-funded unicorns distracts from the underclass that keeps the San Francisco Bay Area running.

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The Power of Persistence

If at first you don't succeed, try and try and try again.

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The People Behind Our Latest Print Issue

More on Jeneen Interlandi, Christopher Leaman, Francie Diep, Joe Eaton, Maya Dusenbery—and how they reported their latest Pacific Standard stories.

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Preview: The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30

A preview of the next print issue of Pacific Standard.

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Eyes on the River

Virtually navigating our waterways sounds like a good time to outdoor enthusiasts, but it could also help policymakers monitor a critical natural resource.

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Domestic Overlords

The 250-year precedent for deploying the United States military to police the nation's citizenry.

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Research Gone Wild: Party Hard

Are Millennials really partying less often than their parents used to?

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Is the Stock Market Sexist?

Inherent market bias is one of the factors keeping women off corporate boards—until someone has to take the fall. Welcome to the Glass Cliff.

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The Links Between Sugar and Heart Disease

The scientific evidence for whether eating too much sugar causes Type 2 diabetes and other diseases.

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The Gowanus Canal's Beacon of Hope

New York University roboticists are betting that a tiny aquatic machine will inspire the community to care about Brooklyn's neglected Superfund site.

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Big Tobacco vs. Big Sugar

Key parallels and important distinctions.

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The Influential Druid

David Brower has slipped into semi-obscurity over the years, but he deserves a place in the pantheon of environmental heroes.

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Welcome to the Glass Cliff

An early look at a Pacific Standard story that's currently only available to subscribers.

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Shelf Help: 'Hood'

The history of hooding has two intertwined strands: forced and voluntary.