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Nicholas Jackson

Santa Barbara, CA
Editor-in-Chief, Pacific Standard Magazine

Editor-in-chief, @PacificStand. IALJS officer. IMSA & Northwestern/Medill alum. Prev. Outside, Atlantic, Atlas Obscura, Slate, Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Pando, the Trembling Giant — In the Fishlake National Forest in Utah, a giant has lived quietly for the past 80,000 years. The Trembling Giant, or Pando, is a enormous grove of quaking aspens that takes the "forest as a single organism" metaphor and literalizes it: the grove really is a single organism.

Menchum, Cameroon — "I could not speak. I became unconscious. I could not open my mouth because then I smelled something terrible ... I heard my daughter snoring in a terrible way, very abnormal.... When crossing to my daughter's bed ... I collapsed and fell ... I wanted to speak, my breath would not come out....

Rosslyn Metro Escalator — According to Dante Alighieri, past the wall of flames after the 7th terrace of Purgatory, there is an immense stone staircase leading to the Earthly Paradise so big that Dante and his companions are forced to spend the night sleeping on it. The street escalator in the Rosslyn Metro Station leads to a D.C.

Munich Airport: A five-star experience — 21 July 2016 * Author(s): Rainer Beeck, Senior Vice-President of Commercial Activities, Munich Airport Offering numerous conference facilities, a passenger experience that is second-to-none, indulgent retail and culinary options and even a state-of-the-art medical services clinic, Munich Airport really is the definition of a modern airport city.

Margate Shell Grotto — Located in Margate, Kent, The Shell Grotto's walls and roof are covered in mosaics made entirely of seashells, totaling about 2,000 square feet of mosaic, or 4.6 million shells. In 1835, James Newlove was digging a duck pond when his shovel broke through the ground into some kind of underground opening.

Underwater Museum at Cape Tarkhankut — Organized more than 15 years ago, this museum boasts a collection of busts of communist leaders and the heads of socialism throughout the history of the USSR - lined up on stone shelves and racks and buried underwater.

Longaberger Basket Home Office — Starting with a small shop in 1976 located in nearby Dresden, Ohio, Dave Longaberger began manufacturing market baskets based on the ones his father had made a local factory during the Great Depression. Appreciation of the quality of the baskets fueled the demand and growth of the business enough that the decision was made to build a home office for the company in 1995.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — UPDATE: After having been open for nearly 100 years Harry's Occult Shop has closed its doors. It has re-opened as Mystical Emporium Inc. on 1210 S St. Philadelphia. However reopened in a former nail salon with bright lighting, the new store lacks much of the atmosphere of the original Harry's.

Letter From the Editor: Introducing the New ‘Pacific Standard’ — Throughout the fall and winter, the Pacific Standard team gathered in coffee shops and conference rooms to completely make over our print magazine. By Nicholas Jackson This issue marks my first full year as editor-in-chief of Pacific Standard.

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument — A national monument in Teller County, Colorado, the Florissant Fossil Beds are known for, well, the Florissant fossil beds. Fossilized stumps of a redwood forest litter the site, which is the most prolific source of fossilized insects anywhere in the world.
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