They are different ages, from different states, have different racial backgrounds, and different upbringings. But they all have one thing in common.
Never a dull moment on the photo desk.
"As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small." —Anthony Bourdain
A BuzzFeed News analysis found that 50 of the biggest fake stories of 2018 generated roughly 22 million total shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook.
Immigration continued to be a tumultuous issue under the Trump administration in a year that saw systemic family separations, deaths at the hands of Border Patrol agents, and changes to the nation's asylum system.
But it didn’t keep people from shopping on Amazon.
This was the year of Monster ham, the Gorilla Channel, and a whole lot of anti-immigrant hoaxes.
What it was like to live in the US in this tumultuous year.
The Putin penthouse. The NYPD’s secret files. The women jailed for false rape claims. Bias in figure skating. And the man who "killed them all.”
Explaining the stories behind the art.
A lot of things in 2018 were terrible. These inspiring health-related stories are not.
From a disappearing Maltese professor to hope and despair in Mexico, and from the rise of populism in Europe to Facebook getting called out across the world, BuzzFeed News was there.
The representation jumped out (of the page).
Just another year of climate change, sexual harassment, scientific fraud, and nuclear radiation!
Horror has always been about trauma — this year, everyone seems to be catching on.
Our year prying loose government documents, featuring no fewer than 10 different lawsuits.
Silicon Valley at last conceded this year that things in India and other developing markets were far from rosy.
Jenny Xie, Tommy Pico, Sam Sax, and seven other poets share their favorite collections of the year.
From the Trump baby balloon to Gareth Southgate's waistcoat, these are the UK images that stayed with us this year.
From visual perspectives on current events to historical images that inform the present, here's a look back at some of the most powerful and eye-catching pictures we published this year.
For every 2018 story of tragedy and fear, there were moments like these of joy, celebration, and perseverance.
How on earth are you still eating salad at this point?
The true crime features and other gripping stories that shocked us in 2018.
Come with me to a strange land of Fortnite dances.
The Real Lolita author Sarah Weinman on the crime writing that burrowed deep into her psyche and stayed there for a long, long time.
As a character in The Prom sings, “That’s why I love the theater: It’s how I escape.”
Time flies when everything is awful.
DOG STEALS BABY'S BRIOCHE.
I get the desire to take comfort in cheerful stories of women’s triumph, from Ocean's 8 to On the Basis of Sex. But in 2018, I haven’t found them very comforting.
Warning: Some surprising photos ahead.