racism

How to Safely Intervene in a Conflict

How to Safely Intervene in a Conflict

For those of us who are conflict-averse, situations involving harassment or discrimination may feel easier to avoid or ignore in hopes that the threat will go away or someone else will intervene. But whether it’s casual racism or micro-aggressions within your friend group, street harassment toward a stranger, or police…

Blackface Should Not Be Part of Your Halloween Costume

Blackface Should Not Be Part of Your Halloween Costume

As you start to help your kids plan their Halloween costumes (for whatever Halloween looks like this year), and as you start to plan your own costumes for any adult festivities you partake in, here’s our yearly reminder that blackface is never, ever ok. You — and your kids —…

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Weird’ Meat

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Weird’ Meat

About three years ago, I removed a pig’s face from its skull, packed it with herbs, zest, and spices, and sous-vided it for many hours to make a porchetta di testa. This process was recorded and made into a video (my first for Lifehacker), and it made a lot of…