Just because Subway offers healthier options than some of the other popular fast-food restaurants doesn't mean people take advantage of them.
In every issue, we fix our gaze on an everyday photograph and chase down facts about details in the frame.
Terry Laughlin doesn’t coach any elite athletes or teams. And he doesn't have a case full of medals. But he did write one of the best-selling books on swimming. And, if that's not enough, he promises to lead clients to "a personal nirvana."
Meet the six-person team working high on the dry, volcanic terrain of Mauna Loa—an area remarkably similar to the Martian landscape—to develop new foods for astronauts.
As immigrants to the United States adjust to life in a new country, their diets and habits start to resemble those of the native-born—and that's not a good thing.
Hair bacon, Tigger, Falun Gong: On Sina Weibo, you've got to be careful what you say.
Jeffrey Sachs was certain he knew how to rid the world of poverty. He even said it would be easy. The world had other ideas.
The San Pasqual Academy argues we should let foster teenagers create their own tribe.
The easiest way to increase the value of your home? Live near a winning high school football team.
Stanley Milgram's test subjects were not the only ones misled by his famous experiments on obedience.
A new professional class of movers and shakers—people who serve overlapping roles in government, business, and media with smiling finesse—is controlling the flow of power and money in America. The anthropologist Janine Wedel is bent on making us understand just how dangerous this new normal can be.
What you need to know about Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure, Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much, and War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict.
Meet Shiro Ulv, a 19-year-old IT specialist who considers himself a wolf trapped in a human body.
The good news: Economists are starting to come up with some decent theories as to why this recovery is so bad at generating employment. Now here's the bad news.
Your DNA is not a blueprint. Day by day, week by week, your genes are in a conversation with your surroundings. Your neighbors, your family, your feelings of loneliness: They don't just get under your skin, they get into the control rooms of your cells. Inside the new social science of genetics.
From the special election for New Jersey's senate seat to the beginning of Oktoberfest, events you should be aware of.
From Self-Sacrifice and Martyrdom to Sixteenth Century Society, academic gatherings you should be aware of.
Letters and other responses to stories from the July/August issue of Pacific Standard.
Updates to past Pacific Standard print stories.