Pacific Standard recommends this tense exploration of how a female officer can affect the course and outcome of a case involving another woman.
We spoke to Stephanie Allain about what she recommends reading, watching, and listening to.
Pacific Standard recommends Marshall, a new movie about a pivotal character in the civil rights movement.
Rafa Esparza's adobe installations serve as a backdrop for the work of others, but they also tell Esparza's own story—and that of his immigrant parents.
Will the environmental impact of cannabis balloon as legalization sweeps across the country?
In her new book, journalist Jessica Bruder argues that, in post-2008 America, the nostalgic vision of RVs and other "wheel estate" is incomplete.
In central China's Gansu Province, nomads can buy insurance policies for their sheep and yaks.
Pacific Standard recommends The Origin of Others, which looks to spark discussion about the written word's role in perpetuating and complicating black-and-white binaries.
In her new book, lawyer Tanya Osensky argues that constantly monitoring height is a symptom and driver of a pervasive "heightism" that unjustly frames tallness as powerful and shortness as weak.
Pacific Standard recommends Strong Island, more cinematic memoir than true-crime investigation.
Waiting wasn't a misery the Africans expected on Europe's shore. At least a hundred of the migrants felt so desperate that they tried to swim to France.
Journalist Lauren Markham's new book tells the story of twin teenage brothers who migrate from gang-ridden El Salvador to Oakland, California.
New anti-poverty programs, focused on helping children and parents both, are succeeding where others have failed.
Benghazi, Libya: On the outskirts of the city, a man stands in a government building that was burned by the opposition in February of 2011, at the beginning of a revolution against the 41-year regime of Muammar Gaddafi.