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November/December 2015

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The View From Your Ivory Tower

Send us photographs of your campus for a chance to win a free subscription to Pacific Standard.


The Future of Work: This Is Your Job in 20 Years

World-famous scientists, CEOs, academics, and journalists on what to fear—and what to celebrate—in the new labor economy.


Contributors: Meet Some of the People Behind Our Latest Print Issue

More on Maria Konnikova, Michael Fitzgerald, Rachel Nuwer, Aaron Turner, and Liz Greenspan—and how they reported their latest Pacific Standard stories.


Research Spotlight: Linda Harasim

Learning theorist and professor at Simon Fraser University.


Five Studies: Mental Health Courts Are Finding Their Footing

Can judges work with psychiatrists to help solve mass incarceration?


Social Networking: Letters and Other Responses to Past Stories

Join the conversation by writing If you would like us to consider your letter—which will be edited—for publication, please include your name, city, and state.


History From Behind the Green Line

A military historian and former Israeli soldier argues that Israel's occupation of disputed territories is among the cruelest in history.


What Mental Health Courts Are Teaching Us About Rehabilitation

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


Western Cattlemen Square Off Against 60,000 Mustangs

Can wild horses co-exist with ranchers and their grazing cows?


Can Wild Horses and Ranchers Co-Exist?

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


Research Gone Wild: Looking Good

Are unattractive women more likely to identify as bisexual?


Shelf Help: 'Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories'

Conspiracy thinking represents a heightening of cognitive tendencies shared by almost everyone.


Brown as Dirt

How the language of racism is related to the language of cleanliness—even to this day.


Journalism's New Reality

Immersive journalism uses virtual reality to insert viewers directly into the story—potentially revolutionizing how reporters and activists do their work.


The Social Justice League

Did the age of progressive politics in American comics really end in the 1990s?


How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionizing the Role of Activists

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


Could You Pass the New GED Test?

In 2014, the GED Testing Service rolled out a new assessment meant to measure not just high school equivalency but also career- and college-readiness skills. The questions below are designed to be very similar to those you might find on a GED exam today.


Making the Case for a Good-Enough Diploma

Common Core and big business have combined to make the lot of the upwardly mobile high school dropout even more dire.