anthropology

cambodia

The Struggle to Save Teen 'Love Huts' in Cambodia

For the Kreung ethnic minority living in Cambodia, the practice of building “maiden huts" allowed young women to experience courtship on their own terms—and sometimes led to true love and lasting marriages.
Aisha Down
12.10.18
Sex

Monogamy May Be Even More Difficult For Women Than it Is For Men

Experts are challenging long-held ideas about gender and fidelity.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
9.19.18
Books

Facebook Is Changing the Way We Talk About Death

Daniel Miller's 'The Comfort of People' is a new study that highlights the profound relationship between social media and terminal illness.
Angus Harrison
10.10.17
Fashion

Meet the Artist Making Headpieces Out of His Facial Dystonia Diagnosis

Tiago Valente’s headpieces take an anthropological look at health, capitalism, and anthropology.
Anya Tchoupakov
11.21.16
Stuff

Learn About Tattoo History While Getting Inked at This Museum

Inside the Chicago museum currently mixing an exhibition of the 5,000-year history of tattooing across the world with a pop-up tat shop.
Anni Irish
11.14.16
Stuff

The World's Most Poisonous Creatures Could Get You High and Save Your Life

In her new book, Venomous, molecular biologist Christie Wilcox goes in-depth exploring the culture and history of venom. VICE sat down with her for a chat about her interest in the world's deadliest creatures.
Seth Ferranti
8.1.16
News

Is Homo Naledi, the New Species of Human, a New Species at All?

According to one of the researchers who made the discovery it might not be, and that might not matter.
Mike Pearl
9.10.15
The Make Believe Issue

New Research Suggests the Ancient Greeks Believed in Zombies

In a new paper in Popular Archaeology, one anthropologist claims the Greeks "imagined scenarios in which reanimated corpses rose from their graves, prowled the streets, and stalked unsuspecting victims."
Rory Tolan
8.3.15
Stuff

Anthropologist David Graeber Explains Why Dead-End Jobs Exist

His latest book, "The Utopia of Rules," is an attack on capitalism's love affair with bureaucracy
David Whelan
2.10.15
Stuff

Do Anthropologists Consider the Ice Bucket Challenge an 'Extreme Ritual'?

According to anthropologist Dimitris Xygalatas, pouring ice water on our heads isn't all that different from Kavadi, a Hindu ritual that involves skewering your cheeks.
Simon Davis
10.7.14
2014 Festival of Dangerous Ideas

‘Blasted Island’ is An Unknown History of Nauru Island

We talked to Noelle Janaczewska about her upcoming Festival of Dangerous Ideas performance.
Emilia Terzon
8.21.14
Stuff

Gay Porn Star Colby Keller Is Going on a Road Trip to Screw a Guy in Every State

He's filming himself having sex in every state (and Canada) in the name of art.
Hugh Ryan
7.5.14
0102