The Week's Best 'Pacific Standard' Stories - Pacific Standard

The Week's Best 'Pacific Standard' Stories

Our top stories for the week of March 6 to March 12, as curated by our editors.
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(Photos, clockwise from left: David Brandon Geeting/Corey Brickley/Getty Images/Tom Pennington)

(Photos, clockwise from left: David Brandon Geeting/Corey Brickley/Getty Images/Tom Pennington)

Highlights you may have missed this week:

  • "The Disappearing Soldier," by Kathryn Joyce
    The story of the Australian serviceman with PTSD who flew halfway around the world to die alone on the side of a mountain.
  • "The Last of the California Quail," by Jimmy Tobias
    Why San Francisco, a city known for its innovative thinking and environmental leadership, has been unable to save its official bird.
  • "Are Cult Members Insane?" by Tristan Bronca
    A new study of cult murders in the U.S. suggests that even the deepest and most disturbing convictions are no proof of mental illness—nor, some argue, should they be.

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