Culture & Criticism
The summer’s most talked-about show exposes the insidious power of wealth and whiteness. That’s what makes it so watchable. (Spoilers, obviously!!!)
The film touches upon the major moments of Franklin’s life, but does not coalesce into a fulfilling narrative.
Lizzie Johnson’s new book about the 2018 Camp fire in Northern California chronicles our nightmarish present — and future — with climate change–driven massive wildfires.
Apparently, according to Babish, the gray stuff is delicious.
For nearly 15 years, Trisha Paytas has been one of YouTube’s most prolific and complicated creators. Now they say they’re done trolling — or are they?
At this stage of Kanye’s career, and on such a personal project, his enemy is not time or process, but finality itself.
A new docuseries weaves outrageous details into a bingeable series, but it overlooks the darker sides of the drug trade. (Spoilers ahead.)
These are the books we can't stop raving about.
One of the first major memoirs of the COVID era reveals how different the pandemic has been for the wealthy and well-connected.
Technology has made avoiding painful memories impossible.
Designed for visual impact and endurance, the stripper heel has defied stigma to shine on the red carpet, the runway, and the silver screen.
From literary fiction to YA, here are some fantastic books out in paperback this month!
My late partner, the writer Anthony Veasna So, sold his acclaimed short story collection “Afterparties” while he was still in school. But before he became famous, we were just two queer kids in love at Stanford.
“What could be more like living your life to the fullest than going to a sex party?”
The fascination with J.Lo's renewed romance with Ben Affleck is a testament to the enduring appeal of her celebrity.
“I get that it was necessary and a response to repression... but it feels somewhat passé now.”
Creaming has become a point of pride for some Black gay adult performers, but the trend is not without potential danger.
The gymnast’s decision to withdraw from some of her competitions at the Tokyo Olympics shows how much talking publicly about mental health has lost its stigma.
Check out these YA reads for Disability Pride Month.
Sure, they can be a sign of youthful recklessness. But they can also be a sneaky-fun expression of sexuality for adults.
Read an excerpt from <i>Wayward</i>, BuzzFeed Book Club's August pick.
There are plenty of reasons to do it. We’re just not talking about why.
For decades, poppers have been the go-to sex drug for gay men. But where do they come from?
My inner good-time girl was dying, and phone sex was how I revived her.
The conceit suggests a promising shamelessness, but this new dating show falls flat. (Spoilers ahead.)
“It’s when you veer off to the back roads that don't connect to the highway, that's when you find yourself in trouble."
From compulsive thrillers to heartwarming romances, read these books in support of Disability Pride Month.
As Housewives captures a chaotic political moment, the iconic franchise is demonstrating how much reality television has changed — and how much it hasn’t.
Every generation idealizes the past, yearning for more connection and community.
The band’s banjoist, quit over his endorsement of controversial right-wing pundits. But Mumford & Sons has always had an unsettled relationship to traditional masculinity.