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Pacific Standard, November/December 2016. (Photo: Yadid Levy)
Photo Essay: The Buffalo’s Burden
Earlier this year, the bison was named our national mammal, but due to a conflict with Western ranchers, the beasts are anything but wild and free.
By Christopher Ketcham | Photographs by Michelle McCarron
The Battle for the Great Apes
With several incremental victories behind them, animal-rights advocates are making their biggest push yet: to expand the definition of a person.
By George Johnson
Seven Things You Would Have Learned If You Read PSmag.com
A version of this story first appeared in the
of Pacific Standard.
Know It All: Disability Heads to the Polls
As tens of millions of people who care about disability issues prepare to vote, and new movements emerge to help get them organized, here are some of their major concerns.
By David M. Perry
In the Picture: More Cowbell
Photo by Tomás Munita
Champasak Province, Laos
Photo by David Guttenfelder
Death From Above
By Matt Skenazy
The Night Minister
By Jeremy Lybarger
San Salvador, El Salvador
Photo by Tomás Munita
Return to Malheur
Months after the Bundy insurrection rocked Harney County, Oregon, a group of local residents is trying to heal the community and overcome the American West’s long history of land-use conflict. Their secret: Bring cowboys and conservationists together.
By Jimmy Tobias
Sidebar: The Things They Kept
While the Minimalists insist that there is “absolutely nothing” they would have any difficulty parting with, other members of the movement to reject consumer culture aren’t as extreme. Here are the five personal items Christopher Wharton wouldn’t go without.
THE CULTURE PAGES
Culture Features: The Miseducation of Frank Waln
On and off the reservation, American schools tend to whitewash the stories of Native Americans. Frank Waln, a Lakota hip-hop artist from He Dog, South Dakota, is endeavoring to change that—with music that champions his heritage while demolishing Native American stereotypes.
By Tony Rehagen
Scenes: A High-Concept Architect Takes on Low-Income Housing
In Rancagua, Chile, you’ll find innovative architecture where you least expect it—in low-cost housing.
By David Huber