charcoal

Broadly

I Made My Own Makeup Out of Beets and Charcoal

Easy DIY makeup with the added benefit of smelling like Christmas.
Clara Krohn
11.29.18
You're Smarter Than That

Most Claims About Activated Charcoal Are Lies

There’s probably not enough of it to help your body “detox.”
Markham Heid
4.25.18
You're Smarter Than That

Are Natural Toothpastes as Effective as the Regular Kind?

"There's no evidence to support the advertising claims.”
Cindy Kuzma
3.14.18
Munchies

How-To: Light a Grill the Right Way

Our resident grill expert J. Pereira is here to show us that you actually don't need any lighter fluid at all. Watch and learn from a backyard BBQ master.
J. Pereira
7.6.17
Illustration

Artist Examines American Media Through Photorealist Charcoal Drawings

Robert Longo has been drawing photographic images of America for nearly five decades.
Diana Shi
5.27.17
short film

This Basquiat-Esque Animation Is About Coming to Terms with Fate

Ollie Magee's award-winning 'Fall' takes a primitivist approach to depicting everyday struggles.
Emerson Rosenthal
5.24.17
Health

Putting Activated Charcoal in Your Pizza Doesn't Make It 'Healthy'

Nice try, though.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.13.17
How Not to Die

Newsflash: Hookah Smoking is Terrible for You

And the latest upgrade could make things even worse.
Nick Keppler
4.5.17
Illustration

Feminine Figures Evaporate in These Multidimensional Paintings

Figures disappear before our eyes under the sensitive artistry of Daniel Segrove.
Diana Shi
2.25.17
Street Food

New York Health Officials Argue that Street Food Carts Hurt the Environment and Our Health

That kebab grill that fills your neighbourhood with the smell of comfort emits as much pollution as a diesel truck driving 3,500 miles.
Nick Rose
12.5.16
Features

Illegal Trees: The Tunisian Smuggling Racket You’ve Never Heard Of

"Everyone works with corruption."
Sarah Souli
11.23.16
drinking

I Ate Activated Charcoal to Try to Prevent Myself from Getting Drunk

People from various corners of Pinterest boast about the many benefits of activated charcoal—from detoxing stomachs to curing hangovers. I decided to put the new fad to the ultimate test and popped some charcoal pills.
Bethy Squires
11.4.16
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