We spoke to Vijay Iyer about what he recommends reading, watching, and listening to.
Walter Cole has spent the past 50 years performing at his club in Portland. During that time he became an icon and leader in the community.
Pacific Standard recommends Sebastián Lelio's new film, which features a remarkable performance by transgender actress Daniela Vega.
Pacific Standard recommends the writer's new collection of essays, which takes an in-depth look at the social, cultural, and historical story of black female oppression.
Pacific Standard recommends this television reboot, which promises to join others in a new wave of entertainment that shows black women negotiating their romantic lives on their own terms.
Burmese migrant workers peel shrimp at a processing factory in Thailand's Samut Sakhon province.
In southern Bangladesh, soil embankments protect rise paddies from the Kapotaksma and Shakbaria rivers during the rainy season, but the heavy storm surges frequently destroy them.
High above the Arctic Circle, on a slab of sea ice a mile from shore, an Inupiaq whaling crew watches for a passing bowhead whale under the light of the midnight sun.
While the painful perception of being stigmatized discourages some potential scholars, a simple act of self-affirmation can substantially close such achievement gaps.