How To Choose A Primary Care Provider
If there's one thing you can do to empower yourself as a patient, it's finding a primary care provider — one who feels like a real partner. (An excerpt from How to Be a Patient)
Elizabeth Holmes’ Scam Is Over, But Her Story Will Go On Forever
The Theranos scandal is juicy, damning, and rife with potential readings — in other words, ideal fuel for our 24/7 take economy.
Elizabeth McCracken's "Bowlaway" Is BuzzFeed Book Club's April Pick. Here's The First Chapter.
A mysterious woman is found unconscious in a cemetery — next to a bag containing one corset, one bowling ball, one candlepin, and 15 pounds of gold.
“Being Gay Was Never The Hardest Part”: Rosie O’Donnell On Her Show, Her Past, And Her Passion For Barbra Streisand
Rosie talked to Ramin Setoodeh about how she avoided being “a hypocritical fuck” before she came out, living with depression, and why she’ll “never talk to Ellen again.” (An excerpt from Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of “The View”.)
“Greta” Is A “Murder Me, Mommy” Meme Come To Life
French acting legend Isabelle Huppert is the rare fave who seems like she really could run you over with a car if you asked nicely enough.
I Worked In College Admissions And Had To Admit A Bunch Of Mediocre Rich Kids
Celebrities like Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin don’t need to resort to criminality to get their kids into elite schools — college admissions already favor the wealthy.
Even Lil Pump Can’t Have It All
The 18-year-old rapper’s Instagram flexes about money, drugs, and women have earned him millions of fans. In person, things aren’t quite so fun.
How Traditional Ideas About The Ideal Father Can Mask Abuse
From R. Kelly to Michael Jackson, men accused of preying on children often use idealized versions of fatherhood to maintain their innocence and hide their abuse.
This Is Why The Women Of "Harry Potter" Deserve Our Respect And Admiration
Without them, Harry would have never defeated Voldemort.
Why Is It So Hard For Couples To Talk About Money — And Their Debt?
Money, and how we spend it, is emotional. Financial therapists could help us talk about it.
Who Bleeds American Blood?
My mom says giving blood is the most patriotic thing she does. Less than a hundred years ago, she would have been banned from the blood bank. (An excerpt from Mitchell S. Jackson's Survival Math.)
It’s Been 20 Years Since “Cruel Intentions,” And There’s Never Been Another Movie Quite Like It
Back in 1999, when nihilism was cooler than niceness, the shameless teen debauchery of Cruel Intentions sparked a generation’s sexual awakening.
Read The First Chapter Of Helen Oyeyemi's Fantastical New Novel "Gingerbread"
Harriet Lee's homemade gingerbread has something close to magical powers — but it's not enough to earn her entry into the social circle she most covets.
Dylan McKay Was The Perfect Teen Idol For The ’90s
Beverly Hills, 90210 became a cultural phenomenon because an entire generation of young audiences watched it together.
Patti Smith's "Just Kids" Is In The Running To Be New York City’s Summer Book. Read An Excerpt Here.
"He wore the skulls. I wore a tie. We felt ready for the seventies."
Min Jin Lee's "Free Food For Millionaires" Is In The Running To Be New York City’s Summer Book. Read An Excerpt Here.
"Yes, yes, Casey wanted to say, war was brutal and poverty cruel, but enough already. She’d never suffer the way he did. Wasn’t that the point of them coming to America, after all?"
Nicholasa Mohr's "Nilda" Is In The Running To Be New York City’s Summer Book. Read An Excerpt Here.
"Pushing open the door, Nilda yelled, 'They are doing it; they’re going to open the hydrant! Hurry up before the cops come.'"
Jacqueline Woodson's "Another Brooklyn" Is In The Running To Be New York City’s Summer Book. Read An Excerpt Here.
"For a long time, my mother wasn’t dead yet. Mine could have been a more tragic story."
These Are The 5 Books Chosen For The 2019 "One Book, One New York" Program
Voting will begin April 1.
I Wish More TV Shows Ran For Just One Season
Must the reward for a successful TV show always be for it to keep going until it's not as good as it used to be?
Inside The Controversial Michael Jackson Documentary “Leaving Neverland”
In an emotional interview, Wade Robson and James Safechuck talked with BuzzFeed News about how and why they wanted to tell the full story of how they say Michael Jackson sexually abused them.
My Childhood Pen Pal Convinced Me Our Future Was Together. He Was 51.
"There is a reason why you like it," Jet replies, "and that reason is shame." (An excerpt from T Kira Madden's Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls)
“Leaving Neverland” Reveals The Monster We Didn’t Want To See In Michael Jackson
In telling the gut-wrenching stories of two boys who survived Jackson’s alleged abuse, the HBO documentary digs deep into the most painful contradictions of a cultural icon.
24 Books That Will Help You Face A New Beginning
It's never too late to start again.
Even Going Home Is Political On Solange’s New Album
When I Get Home is a vessel for both the personal and the political, making space to think about what our ongoing moment means.
“I’m A Person, Not The Harbinger Of Some Cultural Apocalypse”: Traveling In Texas While Trans
An excerpt from Samantha Allen’s Real Queer America: LGBT Stories From Red States.
I Can Never Unsee What I Saw At The Oscars
At this year’s Academy Awards, I found two different ceremonies: a beautiful dream inside the theater, and a bleak reality at the lobby bar.
"Russian Doll" Is Better At Video Game Storytelling Than Most Video Game Adaptations
Netflix's delightful time-looping series is one of a few recent titles that take inspiration from gameplay. Spoilers for Russian Doll and Serenity.
How Twitter Amplified The Ugliest Awards Season Ever
The "Popular" Oscar! Green Book! Kevin Hart! Categories during ad breaks! Let this please end!
The Burden Of Being A First-Generation Immigrant
I learned very early that to be an immigrant in this country meant I didn’t have the luxury of choosing what I wanted. (An excerpt from the anthology The Good Immigrant.)