The (Short) PS Interview
An expert addresses key questions on breaking news.
Can the College Board Measure Adversity on the SAT?
The College Board plans to score a student's adversity from one to 100.
San Francisco Police Raided a Freelance Journalist's Home. Was It Legal?
An expert on First Amendment rights weighs in on what happened to Bryan Carmody last Friday.
Why the Notre Dame Fire Is a Loss of Collective Memory
An art historian and theorist explains how places become invested with cultural meaning and memory, and what happens when we lose them.
NASA Says It Hopes to Accommodate Smaller Sizes in a New Space Suit Planned for the Mid-2020s
Though the agency eliminated the extra-small and small in previous space suits, NASA's lead spokesperson says sizing will factor into new designs.
Millions of Mosque Shooting Videos Were Uploaded to Facebook. Who's to Blame?
Facebook and YouTube rushed to remove violent videos. An expert discusses why we need a "reckoning" for online content moderation.
Trump Could Declare an End to the Korean War—but That Might Not Mean Peace
Trump might leave the Hanoi summit with a end-of-war declaration, but one expert warns that, without specific caveats, to do so could make the peninsula even more dangerous.
Is 'New York Times v. Sullivan' in Danger of Being Overruled?
A media law and ethics expert on the landmark ruling that safeguarded the press' right to be wrong.
Trump Declared a National Emergency Over the Border Wall. What Will Happen Now?
A legal expert on emergency powers weighs in.
Can Trump Honor a Holocaust Survivor While Rejecting Refugees?
In his State of the Union, President Donald Trump honored a survivor of both the Holocaust and the Tree of Life shooting. Now, a Jewish refugee advocate says Trump is sending mixed messages.
Trump's Trade War Has Hurt Midwestern Farmers. Now, They're Fighting Back.
A soybean farmer explains the challenges facing farmers if Trump's trade war continues.
Was Apple's Failure to Promptly Alert Its Customers About the FaceTime Bug Illegal?
A law professor explains New York's probe into Apple's response to the bug and the difference between privacy and security issues under consumer-protection regulations.
Would the BuzzFeed Report Mean Impeachment for Trump?
University of Chicago law professor Eric Posner argues we still don't know precisely what's driving Trump's actions.
How Rush City Inmates Organized a Successful Prison Strike
Two inmates from a Minnesota state prison discuss organizing a strike—and why they feel rehabilitative programming is still inadequate.
No, Psychologists Aren't 'Declaring War' on Traditional Masculinity
Pacific Standard spoke with a psychologist about new guidelines to improve men's psychological and emotional health.
A Former House Historian Speaks About the Unprecedented New Congress—and the Government Shutdown
No one has ever shut down the government before over a single issue. Plus: What's special about this incoming class of congresspeople.
How Sexual Assault Victims' Advocates Are Training Doctors to Provide Better Care
Josie Torielli, who works for the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, spoke to Pacific Standard about the impact of the #MeToo movement, the importance of SAFETI, and the myth of false reporting.
A New Database Seeks to Catalog—and Hold Accountable—Police Officers Across the U.S.
Pacific Standard spoke with Camille Fassett, a researcher with Lucy Parsons Labs, about the OpenOversight program—a public database indexing law enforcement officers by name, photo, incidents, and more.
'Hate Is Just Exhausting': Growing Up With—and Running Away From—the Ku Klux Klan
The daughter of a KKK Grand Dragon discusses life with the Klan, how she escaped, and the state of hate today.
Following a Nationwide Strike, Prisoners Say They Face Repressive Repercussions
A member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee discusses the retaliation prisoners face when fighting for their rights.
Meet Two of the Women Fighting Against Their University for Reproductive Rights
Irish 4 Reproductive Health, a student activist group, filed suit against the Trump administration and Notre Dame over the school's refusal to offer birth control coverage to students and faculty.
Now That Andrew Cuomo's Been Re-Elected, Will He Tackle Criminal Justice Reform in New York?
Pacific Standard spoke with Alyssa Smaldino, an organizer with Survived and Punished, about the governor's record reluctance to commute the sentences of jailed domestic abuse survivors.
How the Fight for Sex Workers' Rights Can Put Sex Workers First
In their book, Juno Mac and Molly Smith examine sex workers' struggles in the modern world.
Angela Garbes' Book Will Change How We Talk About Childbirth
The author of "Like a Mother" chats with Pacific Standard about childbirth, baby books, and the narratives excluded from the pregnancy conversation.
Here's Why UberEats Couriers Went on Strike in the U.K. This Month
An organizer with a couriers union discusses the ongoing campaign to improve the gig economy.