The publishing industry's uneasy embrace of Netflix-style analytics.
We’ve used the term for nearly a century. But what does it tell us about the way we label women and their work?
As Season 10 of It’s Always Sunny gears up, Olson looks ahead to what a life after Sweet Dee would be like. “Sometimes I'm like, Oh well, they just wanted a young pretty person, rather than a funny person.”
This week for BuzzFeed News, Tim Murphy visits the Pacific Northwest, where new communities made up of tiny homes are providing some with an alternative to homelessness. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
In the Pacific Northwest, people with nowhere else to go are forming micro-communities with communal kitchens and toilets but teeny, individual sleeping units. Could tiny homes, once the provenance of design blogs, help curb homelessness nationwide?
This week for BuzzFeed News, Elise Jordan goes back to her hometown Mississippi to visit the world's most notorious Elvis shrine. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Murder and memorabilia in Mississippi.
Due to a lack of opportunity in their home countries, black British actors are finding success — and meatier roles — telling Black American stories, sometimes even iconic ones.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Anne Helen Petersen unpacks the imminent self-tracking revolution. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
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?
Police fear a new wave of violence against officers. Activists fear an end to efforts to hold cops accountable when they cross the line.
A high school teacher who abused his students. A Georgia prison allegedly covering up the rape of a trans inmate. The chaotic aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson. The brief life and baffling death of an unarmed man shot dead by police in a Wal-Mart. A disappearing wage thief. The downfall of Mississippi's most progressive prison reformer. Here are a few of the most memorable crime stories published by BuzzFeed News in 2014.
A housewife who became the first woman to fly around the world. The boxer who integrated Louisiana. A deep-dive into the 60-word basis for the war on terror and an exploration of whether elementary schoolers should be locked up for plotting to kill their classmates. A debauched week in the world's largest retirement community, a weekend at a clown convention, and 36 hours on the fake campaign trail with Donald Trump. Here's a look back at some of the great feature stories BuzzFeed News published in 2014.
A con man who snagged an Ebola cleanup contract and a pig farmer who turned to arms dealing. A warehouse empire and laws that imprison battered women. A recluse at the heart of a Hollywood scandal and a coal miner dead from black lung. The year in Buzzfeed News investigations.
A woman who confronted her abusive stepfather. A man who bought a house in Detroit for $500. A 33-year-old who suffered and survived a stroke. Reflections on love, loss, and life in these great essays.
The 1996 musical about AIDS-afflicted artists scandalized and inspired my romantic teenage self. Figuring out what Rent got totally wrong about adult life — and right.
Kamaal Bennett built a social platform for incarcerated gang leaders. It's already changing how they see themselves, and the outside world.
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 internet is IRL. It always has been.
Zahara Green's recent lawsuit against prison officials may reveal how the state is failing to protect transgender people — or even recognize them.
My family emigrated from Mexico when I was young. Now an American citizen, I went to the 2014 Border Security Expo in Phoenix, where the newest military technology meant to target people like us is part of a booming industry.
A restaurant company allegedly owned by the Chinese government was ordered to pay its workers millions in back wages. Then it completely disappeared.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Katie Heaney shadows a group of mortuary science students and contemplates the uncertain future of the death industry. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
My life and career have been defined by my father's absence. Now in my mid-thirties, I went to complete a bit of unfinished business and ended up confronting not him but myself.
The gray area where the leaked information resides — between public and private, prurient and illuminating — might not be the exception, but the new normal.
The young, close-knit, predominantly female students in SUNY Canton's mortuary school are fascinated with our most difficult, yet unavoidable, subject. But when it comes to changing attitudes about death and grieving, are educational programs like the one they're in part of the problem?
In the latest BuzzFeed feature story, Chris Faraone spends a season with the Boston Bandits, the semi-pro football team that Odin Lloyd — allegedly slain by Aaron Hernandez — played for. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
The Boston Bandits were unknown in their own sports-crazed city until one of their players was allegedly murdered by ex-Patriots star Aaron Hernandez. Ever since, Odin Lloyd's teammates have been using this tragedy — the team's fourth death in the past few years — as motivation to band together and win a ring in his memory, all while shining a light on a gritty pay-to-play semipro league that has existed for decades on the outer fringes of organized sports.
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.
Talks between Ukraine and separatists lasted a mere four hours Saturday.
The video, apparently released by ISIS, comes after the group tried to secure the release of a convicted terrorist in Jordan in exchange for Goto's freedom.
Lawyers say the popularity of the photos show that suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can't get a fair trial in Boston.
After a reported 112 days of fighting, the city of Kobani has been released from ISIS control.
At first, the policy will cover drivers in Virginia — where Uber and Lyft's temporary legal status is set to expire in February — and it will eventually expand to Maryland.