Baldwin, Nicholas, Ransby: We Put Together a List of Authors to Read This MLK Day
Pacific Standard asked civil rights experts to share their picks of the most essential literature on the movement.
'Diversity' Is Meaningless as Long as White Supremacy Thrives on Campuses
After decades of diversity initiatives and tokenization, Native students deserve advisers who look like them—and a curriculum that treats them as equals.
The Lede, Issue #12: Inside an Embattled EPA, the Effects of Air Pollution, the Art of Loneliness, and More
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Literature Exposed Hollywood's Sexual Violence Problem Decades Ago
Numerous writers over the years have written at-length about the worst parts of the entertainment industry. So why have so many people missed it?
The Ongoing Revolution to Unite African Literature
The Jalada literary collective has a radical mission: an ongoing translation effort to unite— and elevate—African literature.
'The Last Pork Chop': A Wild Northern Reading Guide
The best books about the Northern wilderness and our place in it.
A Shakespeare Fan Who Loosed the Bard's Birds on America
Over 100 years ago, Eugene Schieffelin set out to introduce every bird mentioned in Shakespeare's plays to America. Today, one of those birds is causing irreparable crop damage.
Can the Kremlin's Bizarre Sci-Fi Tell Us What Russia Really Wants?
Over the past five years, Vladimir Putin’s presidential aide has been publishing fiction under an alias. Desperate for answers, commentators are trying hard to find some meaning in all of the madness.
Writing From the Woods: Surveying the Literature of Opting Out
As part of our week-long series on people who opt out of society, Eva Holland traces the American tradition of examining the outdoors with loving precision, from Henry David Thoreau to Annie Dillard.
Who Are the Fiction Writers Taking on Poverty and Inequality Today?
Seventy-five years after its first publication date, The Grapes of Wrath is still a staple in most American classrooms. Is that because we haven’t yet written anything that does a better job of portraying the devastation of not having enough?
Are Picture Books Warping How Kids Understand Animals?
Anthropomorphizing animals is a bad strategy for education, a new study suggests.
4 Conferences Happening in March and April That Are Worth Attending
From Literature and Physical Culture to Banknote 2014, academic gatherings you should be aware of.