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The Week's Best 'Pacific Standard' Stories

Our top stories for the week of February 21 to February 27, as curated by our editors.
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Highlights you may have missed this week:

  • "America's Problem With Writers of Color," by Brandon Tensley
    Attempts to increase diversity must be coupled with an actual effort to realize how people of color crucially influence a society barreling toward change.
  • "God Is Laughing at You," by Laura Turner
    In God Mocks, Terry Lindvall traces the long arc of Christian satire. Laughter really is the best corrective.
  • "Fiji's Climate Story Is Bigger Than Winston," by Ben DeJarnette
    The strongest storm ever recorded in the southern hemisphere just hit Fiji—a tiny country with big ambitions for climate action. Now the small Pacific nation just needs the world to follow its lead.