In a lawsuit, Zahara Green says she was wrongly placed in a men's prison — and when she asked for protective custody, found herself sharing a cell with the inmate who had been abusing her. Original reporting from BuzzFeed News' Jessica Testa.
The families of unarmed black teenagers who died in high-profile cases have come to support and rely on one another.
I thought nothing could go wrong — and then I was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome, a pregnancy-related illness I had never even heard of.
On New Year's Eve 2007, a clot blocked one half of my brain from the other. My reality would never be the same again.
Just because you're curious about my ancestry, my beliefs, and my experiences doesn't mean I owe you answers.
The 34-year-old Texas woman didn’t want to steal money or hurt anyone. So why did she trick people all over the country into believing she was still in high school?
The direction and pace of court decisions about same-sex couples' marriages rights in the past 15 months brought the issue back to the Supreme Court with unanticipated speed. All that remains is the justices' decision whether to hear a case this term.
I'm a black woman who was arrested while out with my white male friend. The cops said it was a case of mistaken identity, but eight years later, I find that hard to believe.
Conversations between young women who claim to be ISIS members living in Syria provide a disturbing insight into the everyday lives of female militants.
Thoughts on Amazon, e-books, and the future of how we read words.
Longform.org's new reading app wants to give you a sanctuary from your endless feed (and maybe change your browsing behaviors too!).
The cost of ambient intimacy.
Record executives are enamored with the loopy video service, which they view as part talent show, part viral distribution network. But how much is Vine stardom really worth?
I grew up and raised my family in Newtown, Connecticut — and own guns. After 26 of my neighbors were massacred, I signed up to see how the organization that controls our gun debates works.
The continuing debate over a murky sexual encounter at a 2008 convention for cheekily anti-establishment skeptics underscores a broader dilemma: How can a progressive, important intellectual community behave so poorly towards its female peers?
I thought if I could figure out why he'd stabbed someone, then died in a motorcycle crash, I'd be able to find closure with our abusive relationship. But the story of his death was just as complicated as his life was.
Liberians have been sounding the alarm for weeks. Why has real action on Ebola been so slow?
Why we swipe the way we swipe.
The rising Mexican-American pop star, 17, navigates matters of identity and destiny, family and fame, on one afternoon in Los Angeles.
More than 60,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America have already arrived this year. Two of the lucky ones tell their harrowing story to BuzzFeed News' Nicolás Medina Mora.
An alt-country wunderkind who hates country music, a restlessly prolific songwriter stifled by his label, a reformed hell-raiser determined to maintain privacy in a celebrity marriage. For 20 tumultuous years, Ryan Adams has done things the hard way, but thanks to a thriving new studio-cum-clubhouse — and a surprising amount of pinball — he's finally at ease.
The comedian, who never wanted to stop working, has died at 81.
This week's hack of celebrity nudes may be the most high-profile example of "revenge porn" — humiliating women by spreading private photos. A dedicated group of activists, led by the mother of a victim, has been pushing for more aggressive laws, but can this really be stopped?
Prosecutors say Officer Daniel Holtzclaw made a mistake after a series of sexual assaults on black women in Oklahoma City — he profiled the wrong woman. His family says he's a victim of "solicited testimony" from women who have "personal motives" to lie. BuzzFeed News reports from the Oklahoma County courtroom where, Wednesday, prosecutors described a pattern of sexual harassment and assault.
Lady Valor, the documentary that follows the former Navy SEAL's life after coming out as a trans woman, pushes the envelope of trans representation. And Beck wouldn't have it any other way.
I used to think God made a mistake when he made me. This is how I realized I was wrong.
Engineered to be the teen-movie equivalent of the mid-'90s alt-rock zeitgeist, Empire Records flopped in the theaters, only to become a cult classic a generation later. For the first time, the people who made the movie talk about how it came together, why it bombed, and how it found its second life.
How the '00s heartthrob and former Something Corporate frontman made space for himself while keeping his fans close.
Boasting 100,000 residents over the age of 55, The Villages may be the fastest growing city in America. It's a notorious boomtown for boomers who want to spend their golden years with access to 11 a.m. happy hours, thousands of activities, and no-strings-attached sex, all lorded over by one elusive billionaire.
The story of violent black protest in the U.S. is an old one — it's self-destructive but it sometimes gets results.
Five years after the beloved — and perhaps underrated — teen-movie maestro's death, a look at what it was like to come of age in the suburbs that inspired his fictional Shermer, Ill., but never quite seeing yourself on the screen.
The 22-year-old old creator of the For Brown Girls blog and the #DarkSkinRedLip project epitomized the Tumblr-popularized image of a Carefree Black Girl. After news of her suicide spread this spring, many were left asking: How could a woman whose mission was to uplift others take her own life?
Dismissed as “agitators” and “fools,” Ferguson's young protesters are actually ordinary young black men — and some women — who are leaderless but united by anger. And some don’t think the old civil rights guard achieved much: "I feel in my heart they failed us."
Dallas health officials are monitoring dozens of people who had contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan before he was isolated.
Sandler agreed to the deal because "Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks."
The assault allegedly took place on Sept. 20, and Spillman has not yet been disciplined.
Enterovirus 68 is suspected of sickening children in more than 40 states, and has now been linked to four deaths, though its exact role still remains unknown.
"Am I to understand that there is to be a burqa box now?"