Beating the Chicago Public School System's Entrance Process
Against all odds, Jessica Hopper gets a prime spot in the Chicago public school system.
Pancho Villa's Army, the Main U.S. Based Fan Club for Mexican Soccer
Exploring subculture in America.
The Ramen Index: Ups and Downs of an Economy, All in a Bowl of Noodles
The ups and downs of an economy, all in a bowl of noodles.
There's a Name for Why the Winners in an Auction Often Overpay
A phenomenon discovered by oil engineers after they spent too much on tracts of land in the Alaskan tundra also applies to all of those eBay bidding wars you've been participating in.
A Dozen Words for Misunderstood: Language and Thoughts
Slaying, yet again, the idea that the languages we speak shape the thoughts we think.
The Man Who Wants to Fix the Climate. Can Anyone Stop Him?
Most scientists oppose Russ George's efforts to fix the world's climate. But who's going to do something about it?
Obstacle Races, the Battle of the Somme, and Donkey Befriending
In every issue, we fix our gaze on an everyday photograph and chase down facts about details in the frame.
Facebook's Continued Growth, Harassment Online, and Social Security
Updates to past Pacific Standard print stories.
3 Conferences Happening in May That Are Worth Attending
From Evil, Women and the Feminine to Restaging the Song: Adapting Broadway for the Silver Screen, academic gatherings you should be aware of.
Who Funded That? The Names and Numbers Behind the Research
This list includes studies cited in our pages that received funding from a source other than the researchers’ home institutions. Only principal or corresponding authors are listed.
The Wretched Table: How Dinner in America Became an Ordeal
Modern dinner is stressful by design.
How the Movies of Tomorrow Will Play With Your Mind
A neuroscientist in California is dreaming up a new visual vocabulary for cinema that could revolutionize the filmmaking business.
Contributors: Meet Some of the People Behind Our May/June Print Issue
Introducing Bruce Falconer, Jennifer Ouellette, Nikil Saval, Jerry Adler, Rachel Levin, and Espen Rasmussen.
Does the Science of Human Behavior Only Show Us What We Want to See?
An intellectual crisis in the age of TED talks and Freakonomics.