Turbocharged surveillance technology turned Officer Rickey Antoine into an unstoppable policing juggernaut. The city of Port Arthur says his approach to traffic safety saves lives. But some of the city’s poorest residents are paying the price.
In the early days of her husband's administration, Hillary Clinton tried to start a national conversation about basic human decency, only to be mocked. In the midst of the most mean-spirited presidential campaign in memory, she talks with BuzzFeed News about the unchanged way she sees herself — and if she'll ever be able to communicate it.
When the internet's pit bull obsessives grab ahold of something, they don't let go.
In November 2014, Akai Gurley was shot and killed by a rookie police officer in the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project. As the officer's trial begins, Gurley’s family and friends tell BuzzFeed News the definitive story of the man they lost.
For decades, students at Spelman — the elite historically black women’s college — have spoken out about instances of sexual assault committed by students from Morehouse College, their unofficial brother school. Now, in the wake of a petition, protests, and a federal investigation, their messages are ringing louder than ever. Why haven't we heard them?
You may not know Diane Warren's name, but you've belted out a chorus of one of her dozens of megahits at karaoke. With an unexpectedly viral Lady Gaga hit now up for an Oscar, Warren is in her fourth decade of writing definitive mainstream pop songs without ever quite feeling part of the mainstream.
After a 15-year career behind the camera, Savage talks to BuzzFeed News about the role that brought him back in front of it and what he learned from Kevin Arnold.
A history of Facebook's highly controversial, completely audacious, and possibly best-intentioned program, Free Basics.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Anita Badejo unpacks the complexities of reporting sexual assaults at historically black colleges. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Syfy's new fantasy drama The Magicians explores what happens when young adults find out they have powers. “You’re drinking and you’re fucking. What does magic do for you then?” co-creator Sera Gamble asked aloud.
After a slew of box office bombs and critical flops, Robert De Niro’s been told to retire, that he’s ruining his legacy, that he’s too blinded by his own genius to understand just how limp his films truly have become. But what if there’s a different explanation for why his movies end up so badly?
Betting worth billions. Elite players. Violent threats. Covert messages with Sicilian gamblers. And suspicious matches at Wimbledon. Leaked files expose match-fixing evidence that tennis authorities have kept secret for years.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Katie J.M. Baker pulls back the curtains on the recent sexual assault allegations that have rocked L.A.'s comedy scene. Read that and these other stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
In January 2015, a prison transport carrying 15 men — three guards and 12 chained-together inmates — ran off the road. It was one of the bloodiest days in the history of Texas prisons.
The exclusive story of how female comedians decided to take matters into their own hands and kick alleged assaulters and harassers out of their community — and the scandal that followed.
Christian Ott, a young astrophysics professor at Caltech, engaged in “discriminatory and harassing” behavior toward two female graduate students, a university investigation has found.
Jungle Gold — an action-packed reality show about two Mormons from Utah mining for gold in Ghana — was a hit when it premiered on the Discovery Channel in 2012. How, in less than a year, did its cast and crew get accused of everything from manipulating Ghanaians to murdering them?
This week for BuzzFeed News, Meredith Talusan explores the complex aftermath of of a transgender sex worker's death in the Philippines. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
During the early 20th century, the Montreal melon was a culinary delicacy and an agricultural moneymaker. But as industrial farming took hold, the hard-to-grow fruit went the way of the dodo bird. What one farmer’s attempt to revive it says about taste and technology.
A decade after Desperate Housewives put her on the map, Eva Longoria is back with a new TV show, a renewed mission in life, and the wisdom to know how they can work in tandem.
Trans sex workers in Olongapo, Philippines still don’t disclose their trans status to clients, even though a U.S. Marine was recently convicted of killing a Filipina sex worker upon discovering she was trans. Since the conviction — for the lesser charge of homicide — locals are eager to reestablish normal relations with U.S. troops. But will sex workers remain vulnerable?
This week for BuzzFeed News, Ken Bensinger, Jessica Garrison, and Jeremy Singer-Vine tell the story of the pied piper of North Carolina. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
In 2015, BuzzFeed News reporters and contributors went everywhere from Nova Scotia to Kazakhstan to China. Here is a selection of their stories, on the injustices, mysteries, phenomena, and fascinations we couldn't miss this year.
In no particular order, here are just a few of the many fantastic personal essays we published across Buzz, Life, and News in 2015.
From a recovering teen meme to a historical cipher to Instagram superstars to the leader of the men's rights movement, here are some of the most fascinating people we spent time with this year.
Stan Eury turned an obscure bit of immigration law into a mammoth federal program — and a lucrative business empire, importing hundreds of thousands of Mexican workers for legal American jobs. Except that some of the jobs weren’t real jobs, and an untold number of those workers may never have returned to Mexico at all.
The story of how a group of trans women vanished in the midst of El Salvador's civil war has been passed down from generation to generation, creating a legend that gave them a place in the history of a country that often seems to wish they would disappear. BuzzFeed News' J. Lester Feder set out to document the mysterious incident for the first time.
High school senior Nabahitachiini Nez lead the country in quarterback sacks this season. But as a student on the Navajo reservation — one of the most economically depressed regions of America — he and his family want only to be able to parlay his success into a way to help his community.
Long before Santa first hitched Rudolph to his sleigh, reindeer served a much less whimsical role: dinner. Siberia’s native herders have worked tirelessly to keep alive their centuries-old tradition of reindeer husbandry. But don’t ask them how long it will last.
How the celebrity gossip site The Shade Room — launched by 25-year-old Angie Nwandu, who grew up in foster care — is figuring things out faster than everyone else.
Domhnall Gleeson has been everywhere in 2015, from the lethal sci-fi thriller Ex Machina to the sweet Irish romance Brooklyn, to two of the year's most anticipated movies, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Revenant. But, as the actor told BuzzFeed News, he would just as soon you only paid attention to his work, and not to him.
Exclusive: Alexanda Kotey is the second member of the notorious ISIS cell led by "Jihadi John" to be identified.
Thousands are fleeing the country as Bashar al-Assad's army marches on the rebel-held city of Aleppo.
The isolated Asian nation said the rocket was carrying a satellite, but some critics believe it was actually a cover for testing prohibited military technology.
“We, the People of the State of Michigan have treated this juvenile, now man, inhumanely,” a judge wrote of Cortez Davis, who is serving a life sentence the constitutionality of which the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly thrown into question.
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