“When I made the final payment, I actually felt shame. I should be happy, but it seems like a lot of my cohort paid theirs off like a decade or more ago?"
Jubilee Baptist is a quasi-socialist, anti-racist, LGBTQ-affirming church conducting a bold experiment: focusing on debt, work, and freedom from oppression instead of fear and moralism.
To a lot of progressive queer people, Buttigieg’s campaign symbolizes everything the marriage-focused mainstream gay rights movement has failed to deliver.
The story of how the Kardashians became A-list stars is more complicated than you remember and more surprising than you’d expect.
By failing to contextualize their race and class, Bombshell overlooks how complicated the real women who ousted Roger Ailes are. (Contains spoilers.)
Some recent faves, as recommended by the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.
Unlike a lot of other men in pop, Styles’ willingness to indulge in fan service — and laugh at it — is what makes him such an effective star.
Creator Damon Lindelof’s thriller isn’t just politically radical and formally stunning — it’s also so fun to watch.
Showtime's new iteration of an old favorite mostly makes me wish that Hollywood would take more risks and let a new generation of queer characters explore their own universes.
Trans people in 2019 are more represented in mainstream culture than ever — but that hasn’t necessarily improved our everyday lives. So what should we be fighting for instead?
Narrowing down the 25 best TV episodes from the past 10 years is maybe a silly thing to do. But we tried it anyway.
Both The Crown on Netflix and the real-life Duchess of Sussex have given the British royal family a badly needed PR boost, though in unorthodox ways.
It’s not like these movies instantly cured my malaise. But they did give me hope.
The best books from 2019 to give to every kind of reader.
A group of University of Missouri students forced their president and chancellor to resign in an unprecedented feat of student activism — including a headline-grabbing football team boycott after racist incidents on campus. Four years later, here what’s changed — and what hasn't.
Victoria’s Secret wanted to make its yearly fashion show a feminist endeavor. No one was buying it.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a movie about how startling it is to be brought back to an open-heartedness that most of us spend our lives unlearning.
The national war over gun control remains at a standstill. But in the small Idaho town of Sandpoint, Second Amendment activists are fortifying the rights they say are constitutionally theirs — no matter the cost.
Having weathered repeated accusations of racism, bullying, and bad business, YouTube beauty mogul Jeffree Star is trying to convince the world he’s the good guy.
Congratulations to them!
I’ve noticed a lot of brilliant women, real and fictional, giving up on shouting and taking a darkly sarcastic approach to their grievances instead.
From memoir to fiction — here are 13 books about families that may or may not be more difficult than yours, but whose stories make for great reading.
Victor Tuchman is angry and about to die in this excerpt from Jami Attenberg's All This Could Be Yours, the BuzzFeed Book Club's December pick.
I love experimenting with style, but hate how much clothing I end up getting rid of. By renting and returning a few things each month, I think I can have it both ways.
On The Morning Show, Jennifer Aniston captures the rage of so many famous women of a certain age.
The actor’s autobiographical new film Honey Boy is a heartbreaking reckoning with his own trauma. (Spoilers ahead.)
"In looking at what can a black woman bring to the film, I was really trying to create a rich and textured portrait of African Americans in America,” director Kasi Lemmons told BuzzFeed News. Spoilers ahead.
From Jasmine Guillory's Royal Holiday to Elizabeth Strout's Olive, Again. As recommended by the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.
In Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory, Banderas reminds us that there’s an actor of rare intellect and sensitivity beneath the widespread image of the winking heartthrob.
Linda Hamilton's iconic character is as fit and formidable as ever in Terminator: Dark Fate, but the movie ultimately squanders the opportunity to say something new.