How $500,000-a-night DJ Kaskade — a 44-year-old Mormon father of three — became electronic dance music’s most unassailable superstar.
How the case of conflicted teenager Mohamed Mohamud — convinced by the FBI he was bombing a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon — could determine whether the American government is allowed to spy wholesale on its citizens.
The protests that brought down top officials at the University of Missouri were the culmination of a decades long rift between black athletes and the school.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Stephanie Lee discovers one man's quest to create the perfect apple. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
It's been a year since the allegations against the former Q host were made public. Some said it was a watershed moment, but when it comes to assault and violence against women, can anything be?
On his tiny family farm, Neal Carter invented an apple he thinks can help improve global health, minimize food waste, and change the agricultural landscape forever. But will anyone actually eat it?
Republicans who went to black colleges are an invaluable resource to the party. But College Republican National Committee rules make it extremely difficult for students at HBCUs to maintain official membership just when the GOP needs them most.
The once-proud athletic department at Winston-Salem State tried to compete in big-time (and big-money) college sports — a rarity for an HBCU. When that backfired, the school returned to its roots and its former glory.
Derided this spring as “guerrilla warfare” by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the death penalty abolition movement is coming out into the open. The 8th Amendment Project’s leaders talk with BuzzFeed News about why — and how they plan to win.
In the wake of Sandra Bland's arrest and subsequent death this summer, a small group of dedicated friends and supporters banded together in a quest to bring her justice. But why haven't most students at Prairie View A&M — Bland's historically black alma mater — been quick to join their cause?
At Morehouse, the historically black, all-male liberal arts college in Atlanta, some students challenge both the gender binary and harmful stereotypes about black homophobia.
McSweeney’s was one of the most significant indie publishing houses of the last 20 years — and Eli Horowitz was a central force behind it. Armed with an app-based novel that aspires to be the most bonkers book ever written, can he change that world again?
This week for BuzzFeed News, Andrew McMillen meets the isolated officer patrolling the middle of the Australian Outback. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
LGBT groups are scrambling to defend a Houston nondiscrimination law on the ballot on Tuesday. They started with a solid lead and have outspent their rivals by millions of dollars — but polls show the race is getting closer. BuzzFeed News reports from inside the campaign and on the streets.
The longest serving officer at Australia's most remote police outpost, Neale McShane is about to retire. But first, one last big weekend watching Birdsville, population 80, become an unlikely — and ill-suited — tourist destination
While the big tech companies release diversity reports, students and mentors at HBCUs are coding their own future.
For decades, both scholars and students have wondered how to stop violent hazing, but that research has ignored HBCUs. A tragic death at Florida A&M University might help push that research forward.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Donovan X. Ramsey discovers how a historically black college is struggling to rebuild. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
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The embattled, groundbreaking Atlanta college — one of the few HBCUs with black founders — is hoping to go from cautionary tale to redemption story.
The 2003 movie musical Camp showed theater geeks how to own their outcast status. Director and writer Todd Graff, the cast, and Stephen Sondheim tell BuzzFeed News how the film no one wanted to make turned into a queer cult classic.
She escaped from Syria, only to be abused by her husband in a refugee center in Germany. One woman's struggle to get help exposes the cracks in an overwhelmed refugee system. Jina Moore reports for BuzzFeed News.
One grand old house overlooking the Sunset Strip played host to a generation of comics — including Sam Kinison, Andrew Dice Clay, and Robin Williams — launching dozens of careers and about as many drug problems. The crash pad of a comedy revolution, remembered, kinda, by the people who survived it.
LGBT refugees from across the Middle East flock to Turkey, escaping Islamist militias, sexual assault, and death threats. But what they find there leaves many in despair. J. Lester Feder reports for BuzzFeed News.
This week for BuzzFeed News, David Peisner explores the house where comedy legends were made. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Refugees are facing sexual assault as they traverse central and western Europe — but aid agencies claim this "is definitely not the problem." Jina Moore reports from Germany, Serbia, and Croatia.
When states ran out of execution drugs, they started paying tens of thousands of dollars to Chris Harris, a salesman in India with no pharmaceutical background.
After 14 years in soloist purgatory and two years of frustrating injuries, Stella Abrera became the first Filipina-American principal dancer in the history of American Ballet Theatre. And she's just getting started.
"You mean we're in the future?" Eh. Not exactly.
How Kevin Folta got entangled with Monsanto, created a shady podcast alter ego, and spurred a hot public debate over conflicts of interest in big ag.
In a city wrestling with fast-rising housing costs and demographic change, a security guard’s attack of a poor black man at Whole Foods has come to represent what many black residents fear: Oakland wants them out.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Anne Helen Petersen profiles Room actress Brie Larson. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Her breakthrough performance in Room has everyone talking about an Oscar and signals the end of her relative anonymity. Can Brie Larson survive becoming the next Jennifer Lawrence without losing her balance?
The prime minister won vital backing from the Commons foreign affairs committee chairman, Crispin Blunt, but many MPs sceptical about claims over moderate fighters.
For more than a year, a Dutch jihadi has been using Tumblr to post updates and answer questions about fighting in the Middle East as a radical Islamist.
The band members spoke about coming face to face with the gunmen, holing up in a room in the Paris theater, and their escape from the horrific terror attack.
The four men, who were identified Wednesday, await charges related to the shooting that wounded five people at a Black Lives Matter Protest in Minneapolis.
The release of Chicago Police Department video depicting the shooting death of Laquan McDonald brought Minneapolis protesters' most immediate demand into sharper focus Wednesday.