Tracing the History of Regional Speech in Chicago and Pittsburgh
How shifting economies, demographics, and provincial neighborhoods shaped the well-known accents of many Midwestern cities.
Trump's Last Speech to Congress Was Remarkably Unremarkable
Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address tomorrow. Last year's (well-received) speech before Congress can serve as a blueprint for what we can expect to hear.
Could Hillary Clinton's Voice Cost Her the White House?
Evidence shows that we perceive deeper voices as more authoritative and trustworthy. How will this impact the coming election—especially if there's a woman on the top of the ticket?
A ‘Pacific Standard’ Annotation of the 2015 State of the Union
President Obama's speech last night contained a series of economic proposals. Here's how the data and research back up or complicate his claims.