In 2005, Neil Strauss’s The Game changed how we date. Now Mystery, the pickup artist featured in the book, is trying to disassociate from the toxic effects of the industry he helped launch. For more on the “manosphere,” watch the new BuzzFeed News series Follow This on Netflix.
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The days of “fauxmosexual” singers playing gay for the male gaze are (mostly) gone. But as more out queer woman pop stars rise, what kinds of representation do we want from them?
An excerpt from Liana Finck's graphic memoir Passing for Human.
Controversy over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination has raised the question: Should 17-year-old boys be held responsible later in life for alleged sexual assault? That depends on whose pain we value most.
Memoirs, fiction, YA — these books show what it's like when your brain seems to be working against you.
Beautiful Boy, Ben Is Back, and Boy Erased each offer a different take on the idealized white suburban son whose parents fail to see him as he really is.
In the New York magazine profile, it’s as if Previn believes that asserting her voice for the first time will muzzle Dylan Farrow and her supporters.
A new wave of #MeToo’d men resurfacing, alongside blowback against women who report abuse, doesn’t mean the movement is failing. It means change is happening.
In a world where we’re guaranteed so little, at least you can count on cash back.
Baldwin and Hansberry’s deep, years-long intellectual partnership went beyond their shared identity as queer black writers.
With a lead role in Support the Girls and a big year yet to come, the Girls Trip star’s moment has finally arrived.
With so many great books coming out, it can be almost impossible to choose.
Visiting the bar that Vanderpump Rules built is like going to "the Disney World of Bravo."
By embracing big movies that Hollywood has long abandoned — like this fall’s Roma, Outlaw King, and 22 July — the streaming giant hopes it can finally be taken seriously as a major player in Hollywood.
Exploring sex, gender, and desire in his new album, Bloom, Sivan has staged an unprecedented kind of queer coming-of-age as a pop star.
When it’s over, here’s what you do: Don’t ever let the thought enter your mind that you might not be fine.
When my brother was hospitalized for suicidal depression, I tried desperately to help him remember being happy — even though that never worked for me.
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser doesn’t think its star can get the hot guy honestly.
Bookstores you'll never want to leave — in France, Nigeria, Japan, Greece, and more.
You can watch my journey into the world of black survivalists on BuzzFeed News' Follow This series on Netflix.
When news broke that my youth group’s founder was a serial sexual abuser, I left the church for good. Ten years later, the Catholic Church is in just as bad — if not worse —shape.
BET’s The Bobby Brown Story and Aretha Franklin’s televised eulogy show how men often rewrite the personal narratives of the women celebrities they claim to love.
Needlework revealed the pleasure in transforming disparate ingredients into something else, something better — and something beautiful, in the eye of the beholder, anyway.
The shoe company’s campaign with the former NFL player feels like a performance that deploys him as a controversy machine.
“Some truths are so simple, people dismiss them,” Mami said. So she gave her clients intricate stories and rituals that would let them find the answers themselves.
“The more violence we experience, the more deportees they send.”
An eerie cult, a dangerous road trip, a proposal gone VERY wrong, and much, much more.
Cubicle drone Jim Halpert has remade himself as an action hero, and a particular kind — a reluctant but stalwart defender of an American way of life.
As reality television demands more and more drama, the Real Housewives of New York cast member remains one of the most compelling and controversial characters in the genre.