The People You Needed To Read About In 2016
From the world's greatest gymnast to the world's youngest dictator, these were some of our favorite profiles of the year.
The Most Unforgettable Feature Stories Of 2016
Mysterious maladies, Montreal melons, Munchausen's and matricide, music mavericks, momentous mass murders, and more of our favorite stories from the past year.
Trump Supporters Are Utterly Unfazed By The FBI, Again, Saying It Won't Charge Clinton
With one day to go before the election, news that the FBI again decided to not charge Clinton over her emails didn't seem to discourage Trump's supporters. In fact, it was greeted as even more evidence of a rigged system.
The People You Needed To Read About In 2015
From a recovering teen meme to a historical cipher to Instagram superstars to the leader of the men's rights movement, here are some of the most fascinating people we spent time with this year.
The World's Most Controversial High-Wire Walker Has A Plan To Take Over Entertainment
With every kind of spectacle imaginable available in our pockets at all times, why does a straitlaced seventh-generation tightrope walker think he can become the most successful entertainer alive? And why do his own relatives resent him for it?
23 Of Our Favorite Feature Stories We Published This Year
A housewife who became the first woman to fly around the world. The boxer who integrated Louisiana. A deep-dive into the 60-word basis for the war on terror and an exploration of whether elementary schoolers should be locked up for plotting to kill their classmates. A debauched week in the world's largest retirement community, a weekend at a clown convention, and 36 hours on the fake campaign trail with Donald Trump. Here's a look back at some of the great feature stories BuzzFeed News published in 2014.
13 Of Our Favorite Personal Essays We Published This Year
A woman who confronted her abusive stepfather. A man who bought a house in Detroit for $500. A 33-year-old who suffered and survived a stroke. Reflections on love, loss, and life in these great essays.
How The “Star Wars” Teaser Awakens Excitement In People Who Thought They Were Over It
The trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars sequel is careful not to show glimpses of familiar characters, but it feels like a calculated throwback just the same.
The Worst Day Of My Life Is Now New York's Hottest Tourist Attraction
Nearly 13 years after my sister's death, a reluctant Sunday visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, where public spectacle and private grief have a permanent home together.
11 Highlights From Harold Ramis' Amazing Comedic Career
From Animal House to Caddyshack, Ghostbusters to Groundhog Day, Ramis, who died Monday at 69, helped to define modern movie comedy.
Our 24 Favorite BuzzFeed Feature Stories Of 2013
Ingenious hoaxes and unspeakable tragedies. Serial bank robbers and mysterious maladies. Also, Tracy Morgan doing stuff. Sit by the fire with this collection of big ol' stories we were especially proud to publish this year.
The $ports Guy: Why Do So Many Fans Hate Darren Rovell?
To some, he's an endlessly illuminating source of sports-business infotainment, a self-styled reporter for the social media age; to others, he is the embodiment of corporate greed and cultural ruin. How did a nebbishy theater major from Long Island transform himself into sports media's biggest lightning rod?
This Is 40: "The World's End," Superchunk, And Embracing The Old Familiar
What do a sci-fi comedy about an English town overrun with robots and a new album from American indie-rock heroes have in common? Only the most important question a self-absorbed generation can face: How do we grow up?
David Lee Roth Will Not Go Quietly
The once and future Van Halen frontman has parlayed the sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll of his youth into a wild middle age, and he wants to teach us all about it. Drinking, smoking, and swinging swords on a Saturday night at home with the last true rock star.
Roger Ebert And Vincent Gallo's War Of Words
The prickly filmmaker once wished cancer upon the late critic after a bad review. But Ebert had the last laugh.
No, Marissa Mayer Doesn't Hate Your Children
The new Yahoo CEO announced last week that her employees now actually have to work in the office. People are calling this an affront to working families, but...it really isn't.
The Best BuzzFeed Longreads Of 2012
Words! Glorious, wonderful words.
Last Night's Knicks Crowd Ceded The League's "Best Fans" Crown
Was it Half-Price Tickets For Drooling Idiots Night? Stop booing Jeremy Lin!
Japandroids Made The Best Rock Album Of 2012
Celebration Rock is an argument for the vitality of rock music, even if all they're really saying is "Hell yeah!"
Why Every Rolling Stones Fan Needs To See "Crossfire Hurricane"
HBO's new film is, against all odds, the definitive document about the band — but on their terms.