How My Runaway Daughter Unearthed My Mother’s Secret Shame
"There are things you don’t know about your grandmother. One day, one day I’ll tell you." An essay from What My Mother and I Don't Talk About.
YouTubers Are Obsessed With Reviewing Yelp’s Worst-Rated Businesses
“Worst reviewed” videos inadvertently shine a light on how subjective Yelp reviews really are.
Wendy Williams’ Divorce Drama Has Put Her In The Hot Seat
The longtime talk show host has become the kind of scandal-plagued celebrity she usually gossips about on her program.
Climate Change Fiction Is Rethinking The Ecoterrorist
We don't need to be on board with the extreme actions of characters in First Reformed and The Overstory to feel some empathy for the desperation that drives them.
8 Author-Owned Bookstores Every Book Lover Needs To Visit
Today is the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day — and these shops owned by authors like Judy Blume, Louise Erdrich, and more, are a great place to celebrate.
Reckoning With Personal Responsibility In The Age Of Climate Change
As someone who loves traveling and going outdoors, I struggle with balancing my hopefulness and my despair — and my culpability — regarding an imperiled earth.
Can You Work Out How To Spend Your Money To Slow Global Warming?
It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of climate change, but how you spend your money can make a difference.
Why So Many Of Us Believed Taylor Swift Was Coming Out
The Taylor Swift coming-out rumors mirror the way a lot of women try to suss out if their crushes are queer. Also, celesbian gossip is fun.
When Did Celebrities Get So Bad At Taking Criticism?
Reviewers and artists work in a complicated, symbiotic relationship. But it’s not a critic’s job to fluff a celebrity’s ego.
How Much Do You Know About Climate Change?
When Yale University quizzed US adults on the facts, most of them got a failing grade. How do you compare?
17 Books That Will Change The Way You Think About The World
From Naomi Klein to Barbara Kingsolver, these authors explain the consequences of our warming planet — and imagine its future.
It’s Starting To Look Like God Won’t Save Us From Global Warming
“There is no sign of religious people saving us from climate change.”
The 2 Best Times I’ve Fainted As A Grown Man
I picture myself as a detached intellect, cool under pressures both real and imagined. My history of infrequent but unavoidable fainting proves that definitively untrue. (An essay from Josh Gondelman's Nice Try.)
Why The Jonas Brothers' Comeback Is Working
Years after Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas first conquered tween hearts, they’re the first boy band to reach No. 1 in almost two decades. What’s changed?
These Scientists Are Radically Changing How They Live To Cope With Climate Change
When the US government is doing nothing to stop climate change, do your personal choices even matter? Here’s how climate scientists are — and aren’t — changing their lives.
Meghan Markle Is Taking Her Pregnancy Into Her Own Hands
The royal couple’s decision to keep their pregnancy private is part of their broader strategy to control their own public narrative — media be damned.
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.
In the last days of the empire of Al Andalus, Fatima, a court concubine, races to save her friend Hassan from the Inquisition.
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.