This Was The Winter When It Rained In LA
The sunshine and stability that made Los Angeles so appealing when I moved here also made it easy to lose track of time. This winter, I found it again.
The Women In “Big Little Lies” Have Everything Except It All
The new HBO series is a self-aware rebuttal to the hashtag-branded fantasy of the perfect working mother that its characters struggle (and inevitably fail) to live up to. (Light spoilers for Episode 3.)
It's Harder To Watch "Billions" Now, But More Necessary
At the beginning of its second season, the way the show deals with money and power, and how people get it, hasn’t really changed — but we have.
Viet Thanh Nguyen's "The Refugees" Is The Book We Need Now
The author's new short story collection demonstrates the richness of the refugee experience — and highlights its singular traumas.
27 Books Everyone In America Should Read
These novels, essay collections, memoirs, histories, and more will help you understand why there is no feminism without intersectionality, why we should remember our history before we repeat it, and why Roe v. Wade is a lot more tenuous than you might think.
"This Is Us" Is The Weepy Melodrama America Needs Right Now
This Is Us has managed the neat trick of being a show with wide appeal that's also getting awards season recognition. Its secret might be...Christians? (Spoilers for the first half of Season 1.)
1999 Was The Last Time Everything Was Fine
When I moved to New York City after college in 1999, it felt like anything was possible. But things were about to change more quickly than anyone knew.
Here's What People Are Excited About In Culture For 2017
Michelle Yeoh, Beyoncé, Wonder Woman, the Magnetic Fields, G.L.O.W., and a whole lot more. Mark your calendars.
Prince Philip On "The Crown" Is Every Successful Woman's Worst Boyfriend
In Netflix's historical drama The Crown, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth's tense relationship is sometimes excruciating to watch — because it's all too familiar.
The 17 Most Important Things To Read About Trump's America
If you’re trying to process what happened two weeks ago, these essays are a good place to start.
Michael Chabon Is An Underdog On Top Of The World
Chabon's new novel, Moonglow, is being received this week with the kind of hype you'd expect for one of America's most successful living writers. He's a big deal. So why doesn't he act like one?
Anti-Semitism Has Emerged From The Shadows, And It's Not Going Back
Attacks on Jews — on social media and real life — have been normalized by the presidential race.
9 Incredible Bras That Are Saving Our Boobs Right Now
BuzzFeed editors give thanks for the support.
On The Joys Of Writing "Bad" Women
The author Marcy Dermansky has always been known for her complicated female protagonists — and while some might call them "bad" she rejects the notion that they're unlikable. And so what if they are?
Amber Rose Says She And Blac Chyna Have Found Inner Peace
"It's a level of just owning all the negativity, and just letting it come in and go right back out."
I Went To My Own Digital Funeral
After years of posting indiscriminately to social media, I was suddenly faced with uncomfortable questions about what will happen to all of it when I die.
Have All The Single Ladies Moved Beyond Bridget Jones?
In Bridget Jones's Baby, Bridget is still just focused on finding a man and settling down. (Spoilers ahead, but only if you've never seen a rom-com.)
Why Huma Doesn't Have To Be A Good Political Wife Anymore
After her husband Anthony Weiner's latest scandal, Hillary Clinton’s longtime staffer has found the limits of damage control in her own life.
Stories To Remember Gawker By
As the site shuts down after almost 14 years, here are the stories BuzzFeed can't forget.
Amy Schumer, Rape Culture, And Twitter
The comedian condemned the actions of one of her show's former writers — but the incident highlights the difficulty of navigating celebrity and feminism on social media.