Sex in America Is Incredibly Uptight

A new book about global sex practices aims to prove that there's no such thing as "normal" sexuality, especially as Americans see it.
Lynsey G

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

Learn About Tattoo History While Getting Inked at This Museum

The Field Museum in Chicago is currently showing an exhibition that explores the 5,000-year-old history of tattooing across the globe. It's also literally bringing ink to the museum world in the form of a pop-up tattoo shop.
Anni Irish

Disappearing Middle Eastern Neighborhoods Find New Lives Online

Journalists in Baku, Azerbaijan spent six months digitizing this community before it was razed in October.
Masha (Maria) Koblyakova

We Asked Canadian Musicians If Going to College Was Worth It

"I realized while I was in university that I didn't really want to write about other people; I just wanted to write music."
Gregory Adams

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

In her new book, <i>Venomous</i>, 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
VICE Does America

This Anthropologist Identifies the Bodies of Dead Border-Crossers

The trio heads to Texas and meets an anthropologist who works to identify the corpses of those who died trying to cross the US border.
VICE Staff
Festival Season!

​We Asked the Hippies at Lightning in a Bottle What Being a Hippie Is All About

An anthropological study from the heart of the transformational festival scene
Jemayel Khawaja
The VICE Guide to Right Now

There's Only Room in Your Brain for Five Best Friends, Says Science

Turns out it doesn't matter how many Facebook friends you have, because your brain only has room for five BFFs.
VICE Staff

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
The Make Believe Issue

New Research Suggests the Ancient Greeks Believed in Zombies

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

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