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Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon Team On ‘Big Little Lies’ Rights Deal

EXCLUSIVE: Nicole Kidman and her Blossom Films production banner, along with Reese Witherspoon and her Pacific Standard, have optioned screen rights to The New York Times best-selling Big Little Lies. The Oscar-winning actresses will shape the novel by Liane Moriarty as a star vehicle for themselves. Show More Summary

WEBINAR: Getting Started with the Linked Data Platform

DATE: August 11, 2014 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Linked Data Platform (LDP), the latest W3C standard for Linked Data, brings REST to Linked Data. LDP defines a standard way to access, create, and update RDF resources over HTTP. Show More Summary

What Maya Taught Me

Words are not enough to express the sense of loss I felt after hearing of Dr. Maya Angelou’s death yesterday morning. I woke up around 6 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, to a flurry of tweets and Facebook updates announcing the passing of the poet, activist, writer, educator and champion of civil rights, Dr. Maya Angelou. I won’t say that I... Read More

Frida Sundenmo, "Drawn To You"

5 months agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jia Tolentino After reading this Pacific Standard piece on the "Swedish Pop Mafia," I am less surprised every time some glowy and explosive piece of new, flawlessly executed Stockholm pop crosses my attention, but Frida Sundenmo's "Drawn To You" is fresh and radio-ready nonetheless. 0 Comments

One surefire way to help kick depression: Quit using Facebook

If you’re feeling down lately, you should try spending more face-to-face time with your friends and less Facebook time with them. Pacific Standard directs our attention to a new study conducted by two psychologists at the UniversityShow More Summary

Alaska Sounds Like A Great Place To Drive Around In A Mazda Miata

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today we have reports from Road & Track, The New York Times and Pacific Standard. Read more...

Watch the #AnnieAwards Live!

What? We won’t see you at the awards this year?  We’ll, you can still see us! Watch the ceremony on our live stream by clicking here. The broadcast begins at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Saturday, February 1st. Animation Scoop, Jerry Beck’s Indiewire blog will also link to the ceremony, so you can catch [...]

How to be a man in the age of online abuse

Read more on this story. Why women aren't welcome on the internet, by Amanda Hess (Pacific Standard) The war on women, by Ross Douthat (The New York Times) Watch the Majority Report episode featuring Amanda Hess: Listen to more audio explainers: 4 classic Sesame Street moments we wouldn't show today's kids What would a U.S.-China war look like? Did God have a wife? More

2014 FlyerTalk Awards: Vote Today!

7 months agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

The official balloting for the 2014 FlyerTalk Awards starts today and will run through noon Pacific Standard Time on February 11, 2014. These annual awards honor the best affinity programs in the airline, hotel and car rental industries as selected by members of the most popular frequent flier community in the world of greater than...

Still Kicking

How often do journalists unfairly stereotype the Rust Belt? All the time, says Jim Russell. In a piece for Pacific Standard, he argues that much of the reporting on Dayton, Flint and other industrial towns falls prey to hyperbole and generalization. (Related: Darryl Campbell on the recession and Rust Belt fiction.)

Watch the Blizzcon opening ceremony for free at 11AM PST

Blizzcon 2013 starts today, and you'll be able to watch the opening ceremony on Blizzard's live stream for free. The ceremony starts at 11:00AM Pacific Standard Time, and you'll be able to watch it on the Blizzcon site. The rest of Blizzcon will be streaming too, but you'll have to pay $39.99 to access it. Show More Summary

How many time zones does America need anyway?

Alison Schrager writes: This year, Americans on Eastern Standard Time should set their clocks back one hour (like normal), Americans on Central and Rocky Mountain time do nothing, and Americans on Pacific time should set their clocks forward one hour. After that we won’t change our clocks again—no more daylight saving. This will result in just two […]

Welp, I Guess It's Time To Rebrand Everything!

[Content Note: Stereotypes and othering; Misogyny; Racism] Tom Jacobs at Pacific Standard has read new research in the European Journal of Social Psychology titled "The ironic impact of activists: Negative stereotypes reduce social change...Show More Summary

Pacific Standard Time was an ambitious but flawed look at post-war Los Angeles

11 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Critic's Notebook: The Getty-led Pacific Standard Time Presents series was intriguing in parts, but it lacked a clear central vision. It took me a few weeks to catch on, but the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents series, whose final shows come to a close Sunday and Monday, wasn't notable just as a wide-ranging reassessment of Southern California's postwar architecture.

Microsoft: Windows 8.1 Goes Live October 17th

It’s official: Microsoft‘s (MSFT) update to Windows 8, Windows 8.1, will be available as a free update at midnight on October 18th, New Zealand Standard Time, or 4 p.m., Pacific Time on October 17th, the company announced today. Windows 8.1, which was previewed a couple of months ago, has been anticipated by the Street as a [...]

Disaffected Satisfied Youth: You Can Watch Slow Dance Now (For A Limited Time)

Go to quiksilver.com/slowdance today, August 8th to stream slow dance live for 24 hrs starting 6 am pacific standard time.Or go to iTunes to buy it.

Weekend Reads: Jay Z's career, why we love Tesla, how B-movies make money and Jack Handey's deep thoughts

We’ve curated the week’s best long reads with an upstart vibe and included a taste of each. This week features selections from New York magazine, Pacific Standard, Medium, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The New York Times Magazine. ‘Oh...Show More Summary

Meritage Homes Corp (MTH), Standard Pacific Corp. (SPF), D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI): Is Now a Good Time to Invest in Residential Construction Companies?

After the financial meltdown of 2008, market confidence in the real estate sector became close to non-existent. The mortgage rates which were falling slowly before 2008 fell even more after the financial meltdown. The economic recovery, coupled with the historically lower mortgage rates, is fueling new demand for homes. Source: Standard and Poor’s The above [...]

Review: 'Windshield Perspective' is a tricky way to look at L.A.

The 'Windshield Perspective' Pacific Standard Time Presents exhibition at the Architecture and Design Museum gets a little lost on Beverly Boulevard. For the last several weeks, the best way to try to understand Beverly Boulevard has been to head for a different boulevard — Wilshire — and the western end of the Miracle Mile.

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