15 Must-Read Books For Fantasy Fans
As recommended by BuzzFeed Book Club members.
4 Books We Couldn't Put Down Last Month
Some of our recent favorites, as reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.
Katy Perry’s And Taylor Swift’s Flops Are Bad News For Big Pop
Two of pop’s biggest superstars seem unwilling to take any interesting risks.
The Rise Of The Rom-Com Schlub
Always Be My Maybe and Long Shot let their ambitious women have it all — because the men in their lives are willing to hold their purses. Mild spoilers!
Elizabeth Gilbert Isn’t Afraid To Show Her Scars
The Eat, Pray, Love author talks about her new novel City of Girls, women’s desire, and life after loss.
The Author Of One Of The Best Fantasies Of 2019 Walks Us Through Their Writing Space
"My dog interrupts my workflow a few times a day to demand a trip outside, which is good because it reminds me about things like 'other people' and 'the sky' and 'things that aren't work,' or whatever."
Let Drake Be An Asshole (Please)
Don’t you think we Canadians know Drake is the most annoying Raptors fan? Of course he is! But why do only Americans get to be annoying?
How The Story Of R. Kelly’s “Sex Cult” Finally Went Public — And Quickly Exploded
I spent almost 20 years reporting on R. Kelly, and nine months trying to find an outlet to publish the story of the “sex cult” that would — finally — get the world’s attention. (An excerpt from Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly.)
Olivia Wilde's Directorial Debut Is Changing The Game For Queer Teen Movies
“We wanted to tell a story that moved beyond what we typically see when it comes to queer characters, when it’s all about the coming out,” Wilde told BuzzFeed News about Booksmart. (Warning: SPOILERS.)
29 Summer Books To Get Excited About
A love triangle involving a student, her professor, and her mother; a poetic meditation on the Chicago race riots of 1919; a fable of a girl born with a torso twisted into a knot — and much more.
14 Millennials Got Honest About How They Afforded Homeownership
“I don't know anyone in their twenties who has the savings for a down payment without family help.”
For Women Trying To Get An Abortion In Alabama, "This System Is Designed To Humiliate You"
"People across the US are like, ‘How did we get here?’ and we’re like, ‘Where have you been?’”
Why Are Some Men Obsessed With Barely Legal Girls?
When I was younger, I thought it was a status symbol to be with an older man. Now that I’m the age of some of the men I dated in my teens, I feel very differently.
Elton John's Real Life Is Still More Interesting Than "Rocketman"
Rocketman, though it at least acknowledges the queer nuances of Elton John’s life, shows how limited Hollywood’s approach to gay celebrity stories still is.
How Marvel Delivered The Grand Finale That “Game Of Thrones” Couldn’t
As the two biggest pop culture franchises of the decade unveiled their highly anticipated conclusions, they exposed the joys and hazards of fan service and grand spectacle. Warning: SPOILERS.
Kate Hudson Was Destined For Hollywood Greatness. Then She Pivoted To Leggings.
When Kate Hudson’s film career plateaued, she did what more and more Hollywood women have done: cashed out her image with an incredibly successful lifestyle brand.
“Booksmart” Has A Blind Spot When It Comes To Class
Olivia Wilde's girl-centric Gen Z comedy is gloriously frank when it comes to sexuality and substances, but it’s less interested in its own class tensions.
Season 2 Of "Killing Eve" Killed The Queer Subtext, And All The Fun Along With It
Straight women are sublimating their rage against men by expressing their desire for starlets to strangle them or run them over with a car — but they don’t necessarily have the guts to scream, “Fist me, Sandra Oh.”
"Aladdin" Is Bad!!!
No one cares about people “ruining” the things we loved when we were growing up — but that doesn’t change the fact that the new Aladdin is objectively terrible.
Carly Rae Jepsen And The Rise Of The Micro Pop Star
As hip-hop and streaming change the power dynamics of musical celebrity, Jepsen and other artists making traditional pop have embraced a new kind of boutique stardom.
Let’s Talk About That Confessional Scene In “Fleabag”
Fleabag’s second season wrestles beautifully — and sexily — with gender, power, and desire. (Warning: hot priest spoilers.)
Alexander Chee On The Groundbreaking 1937 Novel That "Changed Something" In Him
There is a seismic line to draw in Asian American fiction that begins with Younghill Kang and extends, in a series of autobiographical novels by Asian American writers, into the present.
The Jonas Brothers Joke About Their Purity Rings Now. Why Can’t I?
At 14, I vowed to “save it” for marriage, just like my favorite boy band. And like them, I took off my ring years ago — but I’m still not ready to laugh about it.
Lara Prior-Palmer's "Rough Magic" Is BuzzFeed Book Club’s June Pick. Here’s A Sneak Peek.
At 19 years old, Lara Prior-Palmer signed up for "the world’s longest, toughest horse race" with no qualifications or formal training — and then became the first woman to win.
Keanu Reeves May Be Pure, But He's Not Oblivious
America’s most memeable actor is back in John Wick: Chapter 3, a movie that's in on the joke of our obsession with Keanu. He might be too.
What Does An African "Game Of Thrones" Look Like?
Amos Tutuola’s The Palm-Wine Drinkard has influenced many contemporary fantasy writers, including Marlon James and Nnedi Okorafor.
There’s No One To Root For In The James Charles Beauty YouTuber Drama
Vlogger Tati Westbrook is reaping the rewards of canceling her former friend James Charles — and cynically invoking anti-gay stereotypes to make her case.
"Detective Pikachu" Is A Movie About How Brands Are Our Friends
Ryan Reynolds voices the world’s cutest CGI creature in the new Pokémon movie, but not even Pikachu can fix your real life.
9 Books That Helped Me Through My Infertility
During my five-year struggle to have a baby, these were the stories that made me feel not only less alone, but proud of my story — with all of its complexity, trauma, and triumph.
How To Destroy Your Friends Emotionally With Astrology Memes
Astrology apps like Co–Star label my anxieties and let me drag my friends.