The Netflix series, created by 30 Rock’s Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, brought audiences a nuanced (and hilarious) black gay man, but its Asian-American and Native American characters are far from perfect, as are the jokes about them.
The confusing timeline raises the question: How else did the narrative shift for our benefit?
Comics work their whole careers to land their own successful, acclaimed, eponymous Comedy Central sketch show. But after three seasons, and with his show at its creative and commercial peak, Nick Kroll is leaving it all behind for destinations unknown — because he can.
Beneath the BDSM trappings of Fifty Shades lies the fantasy that wealth will set us free. Warning: Spoilers!
How YouTube’s “awkward older sister” is ushering in a new era of female friendship and femininity.
Lynch’s refusal to play by the accepted rules of sports has been been called the work of a “goon” or a “god.” But what if it instead heralds a new, negotiated mode of sports stardom?
One’s an unprecedented hit and the other won The CW its first Golden Globe. But more importantly, Empire and Jane The Virgin are both doing some of the most unique and progressive work on television today.
We’ve used the term for nearly a century. But what does it tell us about the way we label women and their work?
What America’s most popular war movie says about our nation’s continued alienation from the front lines. Warning: Spoiler ahead.
Swift has spent the last two years “making friendship fun.” But her choice of Instagram girlfriends is also an incredibly savvy image maintenance strategy.
If you keep your fitness-related New Year’s resolutions in 2015, it’ll likely be thanks to the new wave of devices and apps that have taken monitoring things like newborn sleep patterns and blood oxygenation from geek hobby to mass-market juggernaut. But what happens when companies have access to the most mundane details about our bodies?
From The Good Wife and Mad Men to Guardians of the Galaxy and Gone Girl, there were television shows and films that the staff of BuzzFeed Entertainment couldn’t stop talking about this year. Let’s get critical!
From Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen movies to Best Picture winners to Buffy characters and episodes, here are BuzzFeed Entertainment’s rankings from 2014. Ironically, these are presented in no particular order.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Jose Orduna meets the men and women who sell technology aimed at keeping Mexican immigrants like him out of America. Read that and these other stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
The gray area where the leaked information resides — between public and private, prurient and illuminating — might not be the exception, but the new normal.
Tatum is a former “Sexiest Man Alive,” but he’s not handsome, at least not exactly. His face charms through blunt force. And there might not be another one in contemporary Hollywood as powerful.
Scandal, The Mindy Project, and American Horror Story, we knew how to quit you.
How stock images reveal hidden truths about cultural politics in America.
Hollywood just refused to see it.
Academia taught me how to do one thing well. It wasn’t until recently that I understood how well it prepared me to do another.