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.
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.
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.
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.
While volunteering for the Peace Corps in Ukraine in 2010, I contracted a rare, severe strain of drug-resistant TB. Two years of painful, isolating treatment taught me the vital role social media may play in dragging this disease out of the shadows and finally getting rid of it for good.
Our get-it-now economy depends on enormous, futuristic warehouses — but the people who live in their shadows face lung-stunting pollution and, in some cases, political corruption.
When police raided a suburban Georgia home, looking for drugs and weapons, a stun grenade would leave a 19-month-old fighting for his life and his family facing more than $1 million in medical debt. The story of Baby Bou Bou and the commando cops. [Warning: Graphic Images]
When I was 21, I flew to Central America to be with a man I'd only met once before. I wanted to live a very romantic story.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Keegan Hamilton introduces the researchers who are coming close to discovering a cure for cocaine addiction. Read that and these other stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Researchers are closer than ever before to finding a cure for dependence on stimulants like methamphetamine and cocaine. But will big pharma and the FDA stand in the way?
After meeting a much younger white man online, I began exploring what it would be like to have a submissive lover.
Collin Grant’s stepfather repeatedly raped him — but under laws exposed in a BuzzFeed News investigation, Collin’s mom went to prison for more time than his rapist. Today, Collin wants his mother pardoned.
West Virginia has a juvenile incarceration problem that's costing one of the poorest states in the country millions of dollars. Families say it's because judges are too quick to take their kids away.
"How does somebody go into a Walmart and not come out alive?"
I left Mexico because I was unhappy and believed that my unhappiness had roots in history and geography. But every once in a while I feel the need to feel at home — and make carnitas.
Arlena Lindley’s boyfriend Alonzo Turner beat her for months and murdered her child — so why was she sent to prison for 45 years? A BuzzFeed News investigation.
Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong was a trailblazer despite the openly racist industry in which she worked. Remembering her story and contemplating how much things have changed.
The settlement will put to rest about 150 claims related to alleged sex abuse by Mark Berndt, a former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School.
The power of outcry momentum — and having a famous accuser.
A new report on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter comes down hard on his parents, teachers, and medical professionals, who all served to "accommodate and appease" the mass murderer's mental health issues.
The chain, a "revenge retail" project by Tory Burch's ex-husband Christopher, is closing up to 20 of its 32 locations and transitioning into a wholesale brand, BuzzFeed News has learned.
Bio-Recovery Corp. claimed to be "EPA licensed" and won a contract to clean up the New York City apartment of an Ebola patient. But after BuzzFeed News investigated, some of those claims have disappeared from its website.