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.
Hotter and less predictable temperatures mean that much of the world’s premium wine regions are now under threat and new ones are emerging. How the wine industry is — and isn't — reacting says a lot about the future of agriculture.
Sexual assault survivors across the country say they were treated unfairly by their schools. An increasing number of men seeking legal action after being suspended for sexual misconduct say the process is also failing them.
For a decade, Yemen was like a home away from home for me — until the day I was nearly abducted in broad daylight, and narrowly missed suffering a grim fate similar to other journalists drawn to covering, and living in, the Middle East.
In The Theory of Everything, the 32-year-old actor went through a rigorous, painful process to take on the physicality and emotional life of famed scientist Stephen Hawking. It could catapult Redmayne to an Oscar.
This week for BuzzFeed features, Mary Cuddehe travels to Mexico to find out how concerned we should be about radioactive materials falling into the wrong hands. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Corinthian Colleges lured students to its high-priced courses with the promise of an escape from poverty. But mired in tens of thousands of dollars of debt they will likely never be able to repay, many now feel more stuck than ever.
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.
More than 230,000 people died in the disaster.
A hacker group has claimed responsibility for disabling the services.
"Let freedom ring!" a movie theater employee told the crowd before the showing began.
Temperatures bounced back to almost 60 degrees by 8 a.m., though.
The demonstration came a day after an officer killed a teenager in Berkeley, Missouri.