The president told governors to be even tougher on protestors after a weekend of police clashing with demonstrators. Meanwhile, experts are worried coronavirus surges to follow and celebrities have opened up their wallets. Plus, we speak to BuzzFeed News’ Addy Baird and Adolfo Flores, who have been reporting on the protests from DC and Minneapolis respectively.
Protests over George Floyd’s death spread around the country last night. Twitter responded to the president’s tweet again. Kylie Jenner may not be a billionaire?! And we talked to Rob Kenney, creator of the viral “Dad How Do I?” YouTube channel.
Minneapolis police killed a black man named George Floyd, and now the city is dealing with the aftermath. The US has officially hit 100,000 COVID-19 deaths. We talk with Amber McReynolds, CEO of Vote at Home, how to vote safely this fall. And to decompress from all the terrible, we list some of our favorite Sesame Street songs featuring celebrity guests.
New Zealand has managed to empty its hospitals of coronavirus cases. There’s a plan to reopen Disney World, but we're not sure if we would go on these rides. And BuzzFeed writer and DM 911 advice-giver Stephen LaConte is back to answer your most pressing questions about life and love.
A senior official is set to bring down the British government for the crime of violating the UK's COVID-19 lockdown. Chris Evans aka Captain America apparently has anxiety. And after a racist confrontation in Central Park went viral, we spoke to the New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb about the way the police are weaponized against black people.
Rae talks to us about The Lovebirds and the real-life experiences that inspired this season of Insecure. Plus, Ariana and Gaga have blessed us with the perfect summer bop.
The CDC is counting the number of coronavirus tests being performed wrong. Full House’s Aunt Becky has pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal. Plus, we talk about the death of Americans’ drive to shop during the pandemic.
Trump thinks he can host the G7 summit at Camp David next month. We figure out which TV doctors we’d trust during These Times. Plus, Mark Leon Goldberg, host of the Global Dispatches podcast, talks to us about this week’s World Health Organization meeting.
Michigan is letting everyone vote absentee this fall, Ryan Seacrest is fine, honest. Plus Patrick Hinds, cohost of the podcast “True Crime Obsessed,” talks about that time he told the New York Times that he saw a ghost.
The president is trying to prevent coronavirus; meanwhile, the disease is having a serious impact on Native American communities. Plus, Snoop Dogg and Idina Menzel vibe to each other’s music.
The White House’s coronavirus test of choice is a bit dodgy, TikTok teens might be messing with us, and the FAO’s Keith Cressman explains why swarms of locusts could become the next plague.
The New York Times wrote about quarantine ghosts, and we are here for it. Plus, a whistleblower warns of the “darkest winter in modern history," and BuzzFeed’s Stephen LaConte has advice for some of his followers' most interesting problems...
California universities are going to be online-only through 2020, some of your fave movies were the biggest box office flops, and we talk to NARAL Pro-Choice president Ilyse Hogue about some states using Coronavirus to limit access to abortion.
“Hamilton” is coming to Disney+ just in time to celebrate America this summer! Plus Robert Pattinson’s GQ profile is so bizarre we had to turn it into Theatre. And writer Roxana Hadadi joins us to talk about the ways Alison Roman’s recipes seem to borrow from other cultures.
Things got messy for Alison Roman, we all miss Little Richard, and Jane Lytvenyenko explains the bonkers “Plandemic” disinformation video that has gone viral.
A very key White House staffer has coronavirus, Scaachi Khoul talks through the internet’s ~discourse~ about Adele’s body, and we talk to Mother.ly stories editor Conz Preti about her experience as a mom to newborn twins AND a toddler in a pandemic.
The US military might start rejecting enlistees who’ve had COVID-19, Elon Musk and Grimes can't name their kid what they said they did, we have been DUPED by actors into thinking they can sing for too long, and BuzzFeed Books Editor Arianna Rebollini tells us all about “Chosen Ones,” the BuzzFeed Book Club pick for May.
Jared Kushner’s twenty-something bros didn’t do a great job procuring protective gear for doctors, we get real earnest talking about the letter from Kobe that Vanessa Bryant found, and BuzzFeed News science reporter Dan Vergano breaks down what we don’t know about the coronavirus.
Harry Potter himself reads you the first Harry Potter book, we have real facts about Mexico that have nothing to do with Karen’s dumb mustache and fake accent, plus comedian Josh Gondelman on how he’s managing to keep it together, some deets about his new podcast, and what he’s learned from working on “Desus and Mero.”
A new Twilight book? You bet your Renesmee! Also murder hornets are a thing coming to the US apparently because that’s what we need. And Mashable senior entertainment reporter Alexis Nedd dishes on the future of the Star Wars franchise. Plus "I Wonder What's Inside Your Butthole."