Lizzo isn't the first black artist accused of pandering to white audiences. And like Whitney Houston and Prince before her, she doesn't deserve the criticism.
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The sequel to Call Me by Your Name, new Margaret Atwood, Ta-Nehisi Coates's debut novel, and more! Time to smash that preorder button.
In his occasionally funny new Netflix special, Chappelle continues to make anti-trans and victim-blaming jokes. Why can't he strive to be more thoughtful?
“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”
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.
They're ugly, overpriced, and harbingers of gentrification.
The dark dramedy takes the horrors of modern dating to hilariously morbid extremes. Warning: Spoilers ahead.
We tried to keep it short. (Presented in no particular order.)
Jenny Xie, Tommy Pico, Sam Sax, and seven other poets share their favorite collections of the year.
Each month this year, we asked writers like Meg Wolitzer, Tayari Jones, and Sloane Crosley what they’ve been reading. Here are their picks.
Reviewers dismissed Jones’ first two albums as Starbucks music, but there’s no denying how popular they were.
The R&B singer, despite his progressive politics, has remained uncontroversial in an increasingly polarized moment. But has it come at an artistic cost?
A new survey conducted by BuzzFeed News and Ipsos shows a notable partisan and generational divide on the #MeToo movement.
“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.
More than 30,000 people shared their thoughts.
No other toddler gives me as much unbridled joy as minor Instagram sensation Jayde Robinson, age 2 and a half.
BuzzFeed News is planning a series about sex later this year, and we’d like to hear from you!
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.
A candid conversation with Terese Marie Mailhot, Meredith Talusan, Ijeoma Oluo, Kathryn Belden, and Kima Jones about identity in publishing.