Education Forum Review Peeps in the Classroom How anthropology students can engage with Peeps Magazine. Forum Practice Spy vs Ethnographer What happened to me when on stage, at a gathering of my ethnographic peers, where I was accused of being a spy. Forum World Affairs Shifting the Global Conversation on Refugees Global media attention on refugees produces complex responses from countries—those which host these refugees, and those which refuse. Forum Practice Bricolage in a Can The story of one research team’s journey into the brand culture of alcoholic energy drinks. Forum Health Soothe-sayers and Storytellers Metaphor plays an enormous role in either the efficacy or failure of narrative in healing. Culture Forum The Changing Face of Valentine’s Day In a world where the notions of relationships and companionship are in flux, Megan Melissa Machamer looks at the ways Valentines celebrations are changing. Publishing Review Peeps Magazine Through Academic Eyes The University of Toronto Anthropology profs Drs. Leslie Carlin and Simon Coleman to provide us with some constructive feedback and their thoughts. Forum Publishing Review When Mainstream Media Thinks Anthropology is Cool “At last, an indie mag about anthropology! If that turns you off, think again. Like the best magazines, Peeps is a magazine about people and there are some great universal stories here.” — Jeremy Leslie, magCulture Forum Peeps Review A Review of Peeps Magazine A review of Peeps Magazine! Forum World Affairs Portraits of the Post-Mao Generation The first generation to ostensibly “only know of China’s rise in fame and fortune,” faces the more humble realities of the post-Mao generation in China. Forum The Arts Why I Love Female Superheroes The moment my eyes caught the keyring hanging on the wall I just had to have it – a female superhero on my keychain. Forum The Arts Authentic Storytelling An interview with Cynthia Wade, award winning documentary and commercial director known for intimate and gripping storytelling. Forum Tech On the Fall and Rise of Hands Unraveling our ties to technology to remember the art of making things. Forum World Affairs Mindful of the Mosaic How ethnic festivals benefit individuals and communities; for the whole community including everyone from recent migrants, to third generation community members. Forum World Affairs The Long and the Short of It An examination of the landscape of racism and grief in Baltimore in the face of violence sparked by the death of Freddie Gray. Forum Research The Promise of Big Data There is something almost ethnographic about the way that big data recedes into the background and quietly collects data about our lived experience. Forum Research Sound Advice Our brains appear to come equipped with an inclination to use the individual phonemes contained in names to make sense of unfamiliar words. Forum The Arts Breaking the Princess Complex As a filmmaker and an anthropologist, I am always looking for films that explore popular topics from an unlikely point of view. George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road is such a film. Forum Making the Strange Familiar and the Familiar Strange Anthropologist Megan Melissa Machamer shares the trick to great social science research. Beauty Forum Changing the Shape of Fashion How fashion standards are shifting to make room for the plus-size segment of the market it used to shun. Forum World Affairs Marking Territory in the infinite The theoretical interplanetary politics of a universal flag designed on Earth are explored by Tylor R. Genoese, an anthropologist interested in outer space. Forum Research In Defense of Bias Everyone and everything has inherent bias- but that is a good thing, as long as it is recognized. Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman tells us why. Forum Magazine Urban Culture On Placemaking Placemaking. It’s been called everything from a buzzword to a movement. It even comes in varieties like “creative.” But what is it? What makes it such a hot topic? Culture Forum A Conversation with Barry Lord As the energy sources that made our world changed, people’s identities also had to adjust to the values that each energy brought with it. Business Forum My Share of the Sharing Economy A cultural analyst reflects on her experience as an AirBNB host. Forum Practice Observations of an Observer When shooting ethnographic photography I use my education and experience as a photojournalist. Here’s how. Forum World Affairs Cosmopolitan Moments Colin Shafer’s ambition to photograph someone born in every country of the world who now lives in Toronto. Forum World Affairs Hong Kong, Democracy and Cultural Myths Myths provide a sense of purpose in a complex world, and fundamentally, hope for the future. These are the myths of Hong Kong.