“Fixer Upper” Is Over, But Waco’s Transformation Is Just Beginning
HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines helped convert a sleepy Texas town into a tourist mecca. But not everyone agrees on what Waco’s “restoration” should look like.
These Women Are Only On Facebook For The Groups
Private Facebook groups have been a respite from online toxicity, even as the social media giant continues to suck at combating misinformation and abuse.
Here’s Why So Many Americans Feel Cheated By Their Student Loans
A social and financial divide is forming — between those who have student debt, and those who do not — that will have ramifications for decades to come.
Here’s What “Millennial Burnout” Is Like For 16 Different People
“My grandmother was a teacher and her mother was a slave. I was born burned out.”
How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation
I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected.
The Rise, Lean, And Fall Of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg
The reality of Silicon Valley is that it’s commerce by any means necessary. And the reality of Sandberg is that she’s excellent at it.
This '80s PBS Show Made It Cool To Love Math
The best kids’ TV activates something that becomes an orienting beacon for the rest of our lives. That’s what the math show Square One did for me.
Beto Voters In Texas Aren’t Heartbroken — They’re Ready For The Next Fight
“We awoke a beast. It’s not going back to sleep again.”
Women Built The Beto Campaign In Texas — So Where Are The Men?
“It’s like me and a bunch of middle-aged retired ladies,” Natalie Marquez, a 20-year-old Beto ambassador from Brownsville, said. “Well, and a few very brave men.”
Kathleen Williams Is The Montana House Candidate Who Didn’t Body-Slam A Reporter
In Montana’s sole congressional district, Democrat Kathleen Williams is trying to convince voters that Greg Gianforte — and the Trumpian values he represents — is not who they are.
Why Is It So Hard For Native Americans To Vote In This Utah County?
In San Juan County, a majority Navajo population has lived for decades with a primarily white, Mormon government. This election could change that — if people can cast their vote.
Why No Scandal Has Stuck To Trump
Even when a story like the New York Times’ recent tax investigation reveals new information, there’s no shockwave — because it doesn’t unsettle the foundation of Trump’s image.
Could This Unknown Montana Governor Be Our Next President?
Democrats might need a straight white man from the middle of the country, like Steve Bullock, to win the 2020 election. But do they want one?
Would You Be Believed?
Christine Blasey Ford may have proven herself — to a handful of senators and millions of Americans watching — to be a credible witness to her own trauma. But through no fault of her own, she has also reinforced the incredibly high bar of believability.
A Unified Theory Of Keira Knightley
Knightley gets teased for playing versions of the same character, in different costumes. But her recurring role — negotiating femininity under patriarchal control — is one so many women recognize as our own.
#MeToo Is Working
A new wave of #MeToo’d men resurfacing, alongside blowback against women who report abuse, doesn’t mean the movement is failing. It means change is happening.
Morning Update: How To Avoid Parachute Journalism
Here’s how reporters try to get your area of the world right, and how WhatsApp destroyed a village. Your BuzzFeed News newsletter, Sept. 10.
Beto O’Rourke Could Be The Democrat Texas Has Been Waiting For
Beto O’Rourke’s grassroots campaign to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz is blazing across Texas. But can it convert energy into actual votes?
Here's What Makes "Eighth Grade" So Good
Bo Burnham’s new movie made me want to die of embarrassment. But it also suggested something very few films do: that middle schoolers are actually worthy of attention, and love.
The New Gwen Stefani Is A Lot Like The Old One
Stefani has always been a study in contrasts: a sexy tomboy; a rock star who loves her man and her manicures. So why are we still surprised every time she tells us who she is?