anthropology

Sex

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
10.24.17
Stuff

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
11.12.16
Music

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
9.18.16
Stuff

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
7.31.16
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
7.28.16
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
5.2.16
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 <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
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