The Modern

Peeps is a showcase of the kind of the understandings we can have of the world around us when the storytellers we listen to ask deeper questions about the people, the communities and the contexts they write about. Our articles let our readers look for different answers and more deeply-informed encounters with others. Editorial

Winning and Losing in Modern China

Shakespeares in the Ghetto

Medellín, The Smart City

The Human Element at Microsoft

A Storied Commute

Beyond the Disease


Tech in Cuba: The Rhetoric and the Reality

Reflections on the role of politics and infrastructure in Cuba’s technological development.


Editors’ Note

Introducing Peeps Issue 01 – The Modern Protagonist.


The Daughters of Reykjavik are on YouTube

Why one women’s hip hop group is challenging gender, music and communication norms in Iceland.


How to Bank in Kimbe

A young anthropologist explores the development of banking culture in Papua New Guinea.


Mobile Autonomy

How the mobile revolution is challenging traditional gender roles in India.


The Game of School

A satirical look at what students are learning in American higher education.


Of Treasures and Trinkets

Revealing the politics and fragmented histories behind the Cameroonian Grassfields museums.

Live From...

Word on the Street

Perspectives from people around the world on the role of technology in their lives.


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


Scenarios of Change

Futurist Sanjay Khanna explores how global industry leaders think about and weigh the consequences of stability and profit.


Science Says Art Will Make Your Kids Better Thinkers (and Nicer People) ↗

Fast Company / 04.20.2016

A new study supports our hunch that kids who are exposed to the arts gain benefits beyond just being “more creative.”