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.
In 1937, my great-grandfather started a workwear company in New England called Madewell. In 2006, 17 years after the last factory shut down, J.Crew relaunched a hugely successful women's clothing line with the same name and logo, based on a 50-year history in which it had no part.
With showrunner Jason Katims' raw storytelling and the passion and dedication of young actor Max Burkholder, the NBC drama has depicted a journey never before seen on network television, shedding light on life on the spectrum.
The families of unarmed black teenagers who died in high-profile cases have come to support and rely on one another.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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."
Fifteen years ago, a mysterious Greek entrepreneur bought and resold a series of tiny islands off the coast of Nicaragua, setting off a bizarre and tragic chain of events that included a reality-TV sensation and allegations of an insidious murder plot. The ensuing chaos brought to light a centuries-old question: Who does land really belong to?
Benjamin Crump has been representing young black victims of alleged police violence, and their families, for years. "These families want a fighter. It's hard for them to fight because they’re in the middle of grieving."
"If we are afraid or run away we let them win."
A lawyer for one of the men tells BuzzFeed his client was "tortured" during interrogation.
Syrians who knew Moner Mohammad Abusalha recall when the American first arrived: “When we received him, we were shocked. He didn’t look like a fighter at all.”
Rand Paul and other Republicans struggle to avoid the party base's current obsession — and the Democrats' favorite subject.
With three best-sellers, a screenplay, and a graphic novel in the works, Rainbow Rowell is proof the past doesn't actually have to repeat itself.
Moe and E.T. have made a name for themselves by posting videos of their pranks on people at New York housing projects. The brothers say they are being entertaining; critics say they are being exploitive.
On Dec. 12, 2013, a drone struck and killed 12 members of a wedding party in Yemen. If the U.S., which claims the strike was clean and justified, didn't pony up the $800,000 in cash and guns as reparations, then who did?
What led to Obama's decision to launch airstrikes on fighters with the "Islamic State" in northern Iraq.
Nicholas Opiyo grew up avoiding Uganda's brutal rebels and witnessing injustice inflicted by the government. "I saw terrible things happen to my family, and I said no."
Developing: Police fire smoke bombs and tear gas in the streets Wednesday night as protesters toss Molotov cocktails after the death of Michael Brown.