Is Hiking With Face Masks The New Normal?
People move to the Pacific Northwest to be near incredible natural beauty. But each year, wildfires and rising temperatures are making it harder to go outside.
Why Are We So Moved By The Notre Dame Fire?
Though there were fortunately no deaths, the fire was a startling, almost existential kind of loss.
“Fixer Upper” Is Over, But Waco’s Transformation Is Just Beginning
HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines helped convert a sleepy Texas town into a tourist mecca. But not everyone agrees on what Waco’s “restoration” should look like.
13 Books By Queer Poets To Add To Your Reading List
Celebrate National Poetry Month with these evocative, groundbreaking collections.
I Used To Starve Myself For Lent. I Don’t Anymore.
Growing up in the Catholic Church, I thought of fasting as a way to prove my devotion. It took me years to realize how much power I was giving away.
Inside The World Of Stay-At-Home Moms Who Blog For Profit
There is a digital shadow-realm of intriguingly bland blogs about motherhood, written by women who aspire to make big money from home. But are their hopes in vain?
G. Willow Wilson’s “The Bird King” Is BuzzFeed Book Club’s May Pick. Here’s A Sneak Peek.
The concubine Fatima is desperate for freedom — and her best friend Hassan, a reality-bending mapmaker, does his best to give it to her.
These Women Are Only On Facebook For The Groups
Private Facebook groups have been a respite from online toxicity, even as the social media giant continues to suck at combating misinformation and abuse.
What I Learned About Love From American Movies
Is it normal to use someone's shower on the first date? According to Top Gun, yes.
One Man Is Allegedly Targeting Gay German Teenagers In A Sweeping Harassment Campaign
Max is one of the young gay men in Germany who's been stalked and harassed for months on end. He's still waiting to see justice.
Women In A Mennonite Colony Were Raped For Years. This New Novel Tackles The Aftermath.
Miriam Toews talks about “keeping that particular agony inside of me” while writing her new novel about abuse in a remote Mennonite colony.
In “Us” And “Pet Sematary,” History Is The Scariest Thing Of All
In Jordan Peele’s new movie and the latest Stephen King adaptation, the real bump in the night might be decades of suppressed trauma. Spoilers ahead!
Why People Love To Hate Kris Jenner, The OG "Momager"
The Kardashians have rebranded the meddling “stage mom” — but a new word can’t erase the very real conflicts of interest when managing your child’s career.
Why Nipsey Hussle’s Death Feels So Devastating
The LA rapper’s unpretentious storytelling made him feel like a friend.
Why Are So Many Bisexuals On TV Also Sociopaths?
Villanelle in Killing Eve is the latest in a long line of bisexual characters for whom lust and bloodlust go hand in hand.
Meet The Man Who Gave The World Justin Bieber
Scooter Braun is a veritable hitmaker — and he started with a 12-year-old nobody singing R&B covers in Stratford, Ontario. (An excerpt from Amos Barshad’s No One Man Should Have All That Power.)
14 Dystopian Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Thinking About
As recommended by BuzzFeed Book Club members.
How “Killing Eve” Became The Perfect Show For These Wild Times
Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, and the team behind BBC America’s stylish spy comedy talk about “the most fucked-up relationship on television” and what’s in store for Season 2.
5 Books We Were Obsessed With Last Month
Some of our recent favorites, as reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.
Courtney Stodden Knows Exactly What Happened
At 16, Stodden married a 51-year-old man and became the punchline to a creepy tabloid joke. Now, at 24, she’s ready to rewrite her own story — and get a divorce.
How Does A Therapist Deal With A Patient Who Drives Them Nuts?
A therapist wrote about trying to get through to one of her trickiest clients. (A chapter from Lori Gottlieb’s Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.)
I’m So Happy To See Fat Characters Who Don’t Hate Themselves
So many stories about fatness have been about sadness and self-loathing. But as Shrill, Dumplin’, and Isn’t It Romantic show, they don’t have to be.
This 61-Year-Old Woman Just Gave Birth To Her Own Granddaughter
Matthew Eledge and Elliot Dougherty of Omaha, Nebraska, needed a surrogate to carry their baby. They never expected she would turn out to be Matthew’s mother.
Goodbye To “Broad City,” Which Put Jewishness Front And Center
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson's beloved comedy — which ends tonight — offered a refreshing and hilarious portrayal of millennial Jews.
Beauty Tips From My Dead Sister
When it comes to beauty, nature gave us a lot but not everything.
Forty Years After Jonestown, Americans Are Still Searching For Gurus To Follow
A new sort of American messianic religion has gathered in Silicon Valley under a techno-futurist banner emblazoned with one word: “Singularity.” (An excerpt from American Messiahs: False Prophets of a Damned Nation)
Why Fillers Are The Go-To Beauty Hack For Millennials
The relative ease and ubiquity of injectables — especially compared to surgery — means “having work done” no longer carries the stigma it used to.
“The Other Two” Is One Of The Best Shows About Gay Men On TV Right Now
From its frank depictions of gay sex to its expert lampooning of Instagays, Comedy Central's The Other Two is both sardonic and sincere.
Here Are The Winners Of The 2019 Whiting Awards
This year's recipients include Hernan Diaz, Terese Marie Mailhot, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, and Merritt Tierce.
This 28-Year-Old Irish Writer Really Captures Millennial Life
Sally Rooney, the author of Conversations With Friends and the upcoming Normal People, writes about sex, love, and economic precarity in a way that’s recognizable to many twenty- and thirtysomethings.