Chris Epps wanted to reform the state's harsh, decrepit prison system. Now he’s facing three centuries in the slammer.
Hollywood just refused to see it.
Single-sex schooling isn't better for kids, according to major studies and critics who say the practice enforces hurtful stereotypes. So why are administrators so attached to the idea?
Mix precocious 10-year-olds with a famously volatile host and add large knives and open flames. How MasterChef Junior's recipe for trainwreck TV became a feel-good twist on the cooking competition show.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Sandra Allen explains why when it comes to climate change and agriculture, fine wine is the canary in the coal mine. Read that and these other stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Hotter and less predictable temperatures mean that much of the world’s premium wine regions are now under threat and new ones are emerging. How the wine industry is — and isn't — reacting says a lot about the future of agriculture.
Sexual assault survivors across the country say they were treated unfairly by their schools. An increasing number of men seeking legal action after being suspended for sexual misconduct say the process is also failing them.
For a decade, Yemen was like a home away from home for me — until the day I was nearly abducted in broad daylight, and narrowly missed suffering a grim fate similar to other journalists drawn to covering, and living in, the Middle East.
In The Theory of Everything, the 32-year-old actor went through a rigorous, painful process to take on the physicality and emotional life of famed scientist Stephen Hawking. It could catapult Redmayne to an Oscar.
This week for BuzzFeed features, Mary Cuddehe travels to Mexico to find out how concerned we should be about radioactive materials falling into the wrong hands. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Corinthian Colleges lured students to its high-priced courses with the promise of an escape from poverty. But mired in tens of thousands of dollars of debt they will likely never be able to repay, many now feel more stuck than ever.
Michael Sam Jr. doesn’t talk to his father, who has been caricatured in the press as an anti-gay man who abandoned his family. But there’s a lot more to the story.
Last December, a truck containing lethal radioactive cobalt-60 was stolen outside Mexico City, briefly causing an international panic. Then, almost immediately, the story quietly disappeared — but the questions surrounding it didn't.
Tondalo Hall was sentenced to 30 years in prison for allowing child abuse — while the actual abuser got only two years. Now she seeks clemency, and a women’s rights group is backing her with an online petition.
She's not the biggest star in Hollywood, but by flipping the usual career arc — and career expectancy — for leading women of a certain age, she may be one of the most important.
Jeffrey Meldrum is a respected anthropologist risking his reputation to prove Sasquatch is real; Rick Dyer is a self-described "entertainer" unapologetically capitalizing off it. Their rivalry represents two sides of the fractious but booming subculture.
Adult Swim’s surreal satire of sitcoms subverts our expectations of nostalgia. You might be able to go home, but it will never be the same.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Tim Stelloh introduces the contentious world of Bigfoot hoaxers and Bigfoot believers. Read that and these other great features from BuzzFeed and around the web.
The Twitter illuminati that made "Alex From Target" an overnight sensation can drive millions of clicks with a simple retweet.
A new Wisconsin law was supposed to get justice for slain victims of police shootings, like Dontre Hamilton. Here's what happened.
My mother's husband confessed to having spied on me in my bedroom and bathroom years ago. Figuring out how to maintain a relationship with him — and with my mother — has been traumatic, even if they don't consider it sexual abuse.
As climate change makes the role of inmate firefighters in California increasingly crucial, Americans are beginning to ask whether the type of low-level offenders who qualify for the program even deserve to be locked up.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Amanda Chicago Lewis reports on the inmates who are the front line in California's battle against wildfires. Read that and these other stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
As Superstorm Sandy’s floodwaters receded from the New York metropolitan area, much of the hardest, dirtiest, and most dangerous work fell to immigrant day laborers. Their stories, in their own words, as told to BuzzFeed News’ David Noriega.
Television networks like TLC and MTV can’t keep mining poor rural Americans for show ideas and then act surprised when their stars implode.
An exclusive ground-level look at the illicit oil trade that has made ISIS the world's richest extremist group. BuzzFeed News' Mike Giglio reports from the Turkey–Syria border.
This week for BuzzFeed News, David Peisner tells the heartbreaking story of a mother's 19-year struggle to recover her kidnapped daughter. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the net.
When a coal miner's lungs finally gave out, his autopsy proved a top doctor was wrong — giving hope to thousands of other miners. The story of Steve Day and his final vindication.
As if losing a child to kidnapping wasn't horrifying enough, ineffective law enforcement agencies and predatory private investigators only add to the confusion and pain. Deana Hebert's long, maddening search for her daughter — and the ex-husband who took her — may be the rule, not the exception.
This week for BuzzFeed, Alex Campbell investigates laws that imprison battered women whose partners have killed their children. Read that and these other stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Illegal, secret, expensive, and incredibly scary. A 74-year-old grandmother tells her story.
The on- and offline search for the prime suspect in last month's celebrity nude-photo hacking scandal.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Natalie Shure describes surviving tuberculosis in the social media age. Read that and these other great stories.
In a briefing Thursday, the White House said it was weighing a "proportional response" to the cyber attack against Sony.
The hackers "knew more about the company, Sony, and its vulnerabilities than they knew, or needed to know, about hacking," one said.
Colorado's attorney general vowed Thursday to vigorously defend its voter-approved law legalizing the sale of marijuana if the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the case.
The White House "Task Force on 21st Century Policing" was announced Thursday. It will make its recommendations to the president about how to fix America's police forces by early March.
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