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.



A Study in Contrasts

Peeps spoke with photojournalist Marko Drobnjakovic about contrast and photographing the cover story for the first issue of Peeps Magazine.


Not Wanted on the Rue Saint-Denis

Gentrification in Paris faces off against a historic street that has served as the heart of the city’s sex trade.

Business Culture Curation

Kodak’s Missed Moment ↗

Spectacular Failures / 7.15.2019

Kodak, the gold standard of photography, and the company that created digital cameras, was one of the first victims of a newly digitized world. Listen to this great portrait of the extensive impacts of cultural and technological change at Spectacular Failures.