Let’s Talk About The “Striking Vipers” Episode Of “Black Mirror”
Black Mirror’s “Striking Vipers” episode and the new movie The Last Black Man in San Francisco offer two competing ideas of black male intimacy. Mild spoilers.
Take Your AirPods Off
They're ugly, overpriced, and harbingers of gentrification.
Netflix's "You" Captures The Hell Of Dating As A Straight Woman
The dark dramedy takes the horrors of modern dating to hilariously morbid extremes. Warning: Spoilers ahead.
66 Books Coming In 2019 That You'll Want To Keep On Your Radar
We tried to keep it short. (Presented in no particular order.)
10 Poets On Their Favorite Poetry Collections Of 2018
Jenny Xie, Tommy Pico, Sam Sax, and seven other poets share their favorite collections of the year.
12 Accomplished Authors Give Their Book Recommendations
Each month this year, we asked writers like Meg Wolitzer, Tayari Jones, and Sloane Crosley what they’ve been reading. Here are their picks.
Like Everyone Else In The Aughts, I Loved Norah Jones
Reviewers dismissed Jones’ first two albums as Starbucks music, but there’s no denying how popular they were.
Will John Legend Ever Make Interesting Music Again?
The R&B singer, despite his progressive politics, has remained uncontroversial in an increasingly polarized moment. But has it come at an artistic cost?
Asking People About #MeToo Uncovers A Generation Gap
A new survey conducted by BuzzFeed News and Ipsos shows a notable partisan and generational divide on the #MeToo movement.
Aretha Franklin Was More Than Just A Great Voice
“Genius” is a title Aretha deserves, without question. That we have often failed to give it to her (and other black women) only shows our own biases.
Here's How Our Readers Are Thinking About Sex And Consent
More than 30,000 people shared their thoughts.
This Toddler Is The Cutest Thing On Instagram
No other toddler gives me as much unbridled joy as minor Instagram sensation Jayde Robinson, age 2 and a half.
Take This Survey About Sex And Consent In The Age Of #MeToo
BuzzFeed News is planning a series about sex later this year, and we’d like to hear from you!
How Beyoncé Called Out Coachella’s Whiteness
By celebrating and offering up a history lesson on black music, the pop star’s Coachella performance was a brilliant rebuke of the whiteness of most music festivals.
5 Women In Publishing Talk About Why Books About Race And Gender Are So Popular Now
A candid conversation with Terese Marie Mailhot, Meredith Talusan, Ijeoma Oluo, Kathryn Belden, and Kima Jones about identity in publishing.
13 Poems That Will Move You
From verse about Columbus Day to trying to masturbate on election night — these poems have range.
Conservative Evangelicals Have Shown Me Who They Really Are
My beliefs as a conservative evangelical teenager were dogmatic and fervent — until they weren’t. Now I know there was never any place in that faith tradition for someone like me.
"She's Gotta Have It" Is Spike Lee At His Lecturing Worst
Lee's new Netflix series is full of didactic moments that detract from the impact a more nuanced reimagining of his original film might have had.
Complicated Teen Girls Are Finally Front And Center In The Movies
A growing number of films by female directors that focus on unruly teen girls and their unapologetic sexuality, like Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird, suggest a new way forward for the coming-of-age movie.
Do Shows Like "Insecure" Have A Responsibility To Depict Safe Sex?
Recent controversy over the lack of condoms in Insecure's sex scenes have sparked questions about the role scripted television programs play in promoting safe sex.