I recently discovered (and subscribed to) Peeps, an impressive digital magazine bringing a smart and refreshing perspective. The articles are just amazing (well researched and written) coupled with top notch photojournalism and design. Peeps has a global view on humanitarian issues with an eye on social justice, which sets it apart. Reading through the articles, it becomes apparent that a number of the staffers and contributors truly care for humanity and are animal lovers. This is not surprising when you consider the magazine is about ethnography, implying empathy for all living things. (On a personal note, I have had several enlightening discussions with Publisher and Executive Editor Anya-Milana Sulaver and shared with her how much I appreciate the magazine.) In these uncertain times, PEEPS does offer some optimism.
- Dan Taurozzi, Canada
Since the immaculate Issue One, Peeps has brought a fresh lens to contemporary cultural anthropology. From Gavin Johnston’s excellent investigation into the lives of those with haemophilia to a respect-filled narrative around Paris’ Rue Saint-Denis (which rang true for people I know who lived in the city during the 1970s), Peeps has curated an informed, informative and accessible resource for anyone fascinated by the world around them. The choice of subjects and editorial approach is both academic and accessible – a difficult balance to strike but one which I believe they have absolutely achieved.
Their recent move to digital distribution has lost none of the editorial flair. The copy is vibrant and engaging, the images captivating. I’m particularly impressed by the way the team are also curating playlists for each edition and looking to build community between readers. The digital format has the potential to democratise access to each edition in a way that print would struggle to do.
I have absolute faith in the Peeps team, in their clarity of vision and standards of execution, and am continually grateful for their presence in my personal and cultural life.
- Neil Hopkins, UK
Dick S. Pumpkins [he/him/comrade]
I traded in my @washingtonpost subscription for a @Peeps_Magazine subscription and I’m never looking back b/c democracy will prolly die in broad daylight but also I’ve been a huge supporter of Peeps since the start and I’m very happy they’re back. #AnthroTwitter
- Dick Powis, US
@peeps_magazine has re-launched as a digital publication with the same beautiful design and photography + ethnography. Join to see my article in Issue 2, “On the Origins of the Bathroom Lineup.”
- Jen Barr, US