Blackface Hasn’t Just Returned — It Never Left
Recent instances of blackface — from Virginia’s Gov. Ralph Northam to Gucci’s fashion choices — only reinforce the unfailing consistency of American anti-black racism.
"Russian Doll" And "The Good Place" Want Us To Be Better
At the heart of both TV shows is the belief that while we might all die alone, the key to getting through life is by being kind to one another. (Spoilers ahead!)
Glenn Close Cares About The Role, Not The Oscar
Just before her seventh Oscar nomination for The Wife, Glenn Close talked with Bim Adewunmi.
I’m Tired Of Looking At All These Bad Wigs On Black Actors
From The Walking Dead to True Detective, this year was replete with bad wigs that suggested a casual disregard for black people’s interiority.
The “Sweet Valley High” Twins Were Monsters. I Still Love Them.
When I was a teenager, Francine Pascal’s iconic series was an escape to a destination that I already knew my way around.
Why The Modest Fashion Trend Isn’t Going Anywhere
What started out as a religious niche has matured into a $250 billion industry designed by and for women of faith who love fashion. For more on modest fashion, watch BuzzFeed News’ Follow This series on Netflix.
Oprah Is Going To Georgia To Campaign With Stacey Abrams
The media mogul will door-knock voters and hold two town halls this week with Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor.
For Stacey Abrams To Win In Georgia, Democrats Will Have To Do More Than Just Vote
Abrams’ “unlikely voters” are ready to mobilize in the face of national attention and voter suppression: “Right now, it’s go time.”
Netflix’s “Salt Fat Acid Heat” Is A Food Show For Actual Humans
Samin Nosrat’s new food documentary series is a curious mix of luxury and gravitas, swirled together with unfettered joy.
Kiese Laymon Knows His New Memoir Is Raw. But It’s Not Trauma Porn.
With his new memoir, Heavy, the Southern writer cements his place in the canon of American literature.
Regina Hall Isn’t Going To Be Underrated Anymore
With a lead role in Support the Girls and a big year yet to come, the Girls Trip star’s moment has finally arrived.
I Tried To Keep Up With Black Survivalists Who Are Ready For Any Disaster
You can watch my journey into the world of black survivalists on BuzzFeed News' Follow This series on Netflix.
When You Don’t Know Who To Cheer For In The World Cup
Choose England. Or pick and choose according to a points system in which the rules are quite mad.
Why Are So Many Stars Rocking The Barefaced Look?
Effortlessness has become the greatest commodity a woman can own.
An Ode To Winston Bishop, The Lovable Weirdo Of "New Girl"
Once the writers figured Winston out, he was a delightfully weird and genuinely nuanced character.
Meet The Women Who Are Building A Better Romance Industry
A trio of black women at Kensington Publishing is challenging the old, predominantly white narratives of who gets to fall in love.
This Is Why Michael B. Jordan Is So Hot
It's because maturity looks so good on him.
Tayari Jones Is Rewriting The Great American Novel
With her fourth novel, An American Marriage (and a little help from Oprah), Jones is arriving at the big moment she’s been waiting for.
Chris Evans Uses Nothing On His Beard, It's Just That Magnificent
OMG, Captain America thinks he's a dork! (and other things he told us on Thirst Aid Kit)
“Lovesick” Will Restore Your Faith In Romantic Comedies
A dash of Groundhog Day, a soupçon of High Fidelity, and lashings of human tenderness have made Lovesick this generation’s answer to the golden age of rom-coms. (Warning: Spoilers ahead!)