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Subcultures

Subcultures are a variety of cultures and sub-groups that become part of society. Learn more about sub-cultures like Geisha, the Amish, Freegans or the Mafia.


Heavy Metal Berserkers Install Beer Pipeline to Supply Music Festival

How do you keep 75,000 metalheads sufficiently beered? A pipeline, naturally. See more »

There's More to Cannibalism Than Just People Eating People

Cannibalism? Anthropophagy, if you prefer? There's more nuance when it comes to consumption of human flesh than you might imagine. See more »

How Feral Children Work

The life of a feral child isn't all swashbuckling Tarzan-and-Jane, but for some children, it's a better alternative than the lives they left behind. See more »

Metalheads Survived the '80s, and They’re Doing Fine

Heavy metal music of the 1980s promoted sex, drugs, devils and doom — yet surviving middle-aged fans are actually happy and well-adjusted, with few regrets. See more »

Exploring the World of Mail-order Marriages

While the headlines usually focus on tales of abuse and scams, the reality is more humdrum — and heartbreaking. See more »

Geekdom Is on the Rise

FanBolt founder Emma Loggins and Farrago Comics co-founder Martin Fleischmann talk about what it means to be a geek. See more »

Still Riding the Rails: Life as a Modern Hobo

Maybe you thought hobos disappeared along with the Great Depression. But some folks are still living the life — albeit only part-time and without a bindle on a stick. See more »

Is Negativity Fashionable in Fandom?

You’ve likely heard plenty of “Star Wars” fans say they hate the prequels, but those films were huge box office successes. It it simply vogue to hate the thing you love? See more »

How Deprogramming Works

Did the controversial practice of cult deprogramming do more harm than good? Find out. See more »

How Zero Population Growth Works

In 1968, "The Population Bomb" was published, with dire predictions of a coming world that could not feed itself. It launched the Zero Population Growth movement. Since then, the world population has doubled. What did the book get right and wrong? See more »