When Did Celebrities Get So Bad At Taking Criticism?
Reviewers and artists work in a complicated, symbiotic relationship. But it’s not a critic’s job to fluff a celebrity’s ego.
Courtney Stodden Knows Exactly What Happened
At 16, Stodden married a 51-year-old man and became the punchline to a creepy tabloid joke. Now, at 24, she’s ready to rewrite her own story — and get a divorce.
Even Lil Pump Can’t Have It All
The 18-year-old rapper’s Instagram flexes about money, drugs, and women have earned him millions of fans. In person, things aren’t quite so fun.
I Can Never Unsee What I Saw At The Oscars
At this year’s Academy Awards, I found two different ceremonies: a beautiful dream inside the theater, and a bleak reality at the lobby bar.
We’re Finally Listening To Lorena Bobbitt. Why Did It Take So Long?
Documentaries that rethink decades-old scandals, like Amazon’s Lorena, are becoming routine. But when will we start extending public empathy in real time?
What Happened To Lindsay Lohan?
A decade after Lohan’s career first unraveled, she's attempting a comeback with Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club on MTV — but we’re still trying to understand exactly what went wrong.
The “90 Day Fiancé” Train Wreck Just Stopped Being Fun To Watch
The price you have to pay for watching 90 Day Fiancé, seemingly, is that you have to admit to yourself that you’re a bad person who likes bad things.
2018 Wore Me The Hell Out
I am usually energized by arguing, by getting aggressive, by putting a name or a face to an enemy, online or otherwise. Not this year.
“You’ve Got Mail” Made The Internet Seem Nice
The 1998 rom-com believed that the internet could be used for something beautiful.
Are You Ready For Sex Robots? Too Bad, They’re Already Here.
With so much sex toy variety at women's fingertips, who really needs an artificial man? For more on this, watch BuzzFeed News' Follow This on Netflix.
Inside The World Of Teenagers With Millions Of Followers
You can watch my journey into the world of teen fandom and social media influencers on BuzzFeed News’ Follow This series on Netflix.
Pickup Artists Are Still A Thing. And They Want You To Know They’ve Evolved.
In 2005, Neil Strauss’s The Game changed how we date. Now Mystery, the pickup artist featured in the book, is trying to disassociate from the toxic effects of the industry he helped launch. For more on the “manosphere,” watch the new BuzzFeed News series Follow This on Netflix.
Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, And Sexist Double Standards
Louis C.K. and Aziz Ansari’s effortless returns highlight the double standard for women comics like Kathy Griffin and Samantha Bee, who are still apologizing for misdeeds far less severe.
I Love ASMR In Videos, But I Hated It In Real Life
I went to Whisperlodge, which is billed as IRL ASMR, and ended up immersed in a kind of intimacy I wasn’t ready for. For more on this story, watch the new BuzzFeed News series "Follow This" on Netflix.
I Shouldn’t Have To Lose Weight For My Wedding. So Why Do I Feel Like A Failure?
I’ve taken every milestone in my life so far as an opportunity to resent my body, so why stop now?
Police Say 2 People Died And 13 Others Were Injured In A Shooting In Downtown Toronto
A 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman were killed. The shooter, identified as 29-year-old Faisal Hussain, also died, officials said.
Ariana Grande And Pete Davidson Have No Chill And I Love It
I want them to be together forever and I can't wait to watch them break up.
I Went To A Conference Full Of Conservatives Who Hated My Guts — And Told Me So
The organizers of The Rebel Live weren’t interested in having a conversation, but they seemed happy to hurl slurs and insults.
Why Calling Ivanka Trump A “Feckless Cunt” Misses The Mark
Samantha Bee’s real crime was hurling a lazy insult at someone who deserves a sharper critique.
Area Of Expertise: "Bridezillas"
Maybe I love watching the Bridezillas because I aspire to their level of demanding hysteria — I just can’t muster up the energy.