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The war on drugs in the Philippines is relatively unspoken about in the mainstream Western media, despite the persistent violence and killings that have been occurring since Rodrigo Duterte was elected as president in 2016. Setting out to explore the effect that Duterte’s war on drugs is having today, filmmaker and visual artist Jess Kohl …

In the narrow alleys of Tokyo’s ultra-trendy Harajuku district, a growing number of Japanese men who self-identify as “genderless” are boldly broadening their sartorial and cosmetic choices. With faces expertly made up, hair dyed and stylishly coifed, eyebrows plucked and painted, they sashay from one indie boutique to the next. Harajuku has become a catwalk …

Being a member of the furry community comes with automatic stereotypes of sexual deviancy and social isolation. Recent accusations of ties to the alt-right are making things worse. Furries are people who have an affinity for animals with physical human traits like bipedalism and body structure. Members of this subculture typically create fursonas for themselves, …

The police of the African state of Malawi arrested 140 people suspected of involvement in gangs that attacked persons allegedly engaged in vampirism. The panic associated with the alleged vampire activity spanned the southern regions of the country in mid-September. Citizens of one of the poorest states of the world immediately got into gangs of …

Plastic surgery and body modification is very common these days with people striving to attain the perfect look, whether it be to mimic their favorite celebrity or mask their own insecurities. But have you heard about living dolls? Subculture Safari takes looks into into the strange world of living dolls—people who spend elaborate amounts of …

In the southwest Miami-Dade County neighborhood of West Perrine, hundreds of locals would regularly gather around a homemade back yard boxing ring to witness young men punch each other without gloves, with no medical staff on standby, and few rules to govern the fights. Billy Corben, the Miami-based filmmaker behind “Cocaine Cowboys” and “The U,” …

The news is out: fairies are the latest cultural craze, “creating a pop culture wave” worth billions of dollars. Major films like The Spiderwick Chronicles, video releases like the Barbie Fairytopia series (which has now also been turned into a hit musical for the stage), best-selling books such as Fairyopolis and the Artemis Fowl collection, and Nikelodeon’s …

We tend to get really fixated on the idea of losing our virginity, but for some guys, their focus on it borders on obsession. Some men (and a few women) who have never had sex despite all efforts describe themselves as “incel,” which stands for involuntary celibacy. That would be all well and good on …

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