In Touch comes from a long line of publications that split their time between titillating half-truths and rigorous investigative journalism. But is the magazine the last gasp of the American tabloid tradition — or its future?
On Thursday, the pope told his followers to accept the reality of global warming. But the papal encyclical won’t immediately change skeptics’ minds. Take it from me — I used to be one.
Jordan Clarke lived a working actor's dream, going from prime-time bit player to beloved, award-winning star of the longest-running drama in history during TV’s campiest golden age. But he’s happy grouting my tub.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Doree Shafrir meets social media sensation Brock O'Hurn, the man behind the man bun. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed News and around the web.
Student activists convinced the country to care about campus sexual assault. Can they do the same for domestic violence, which is just as common on college campuses?
This week for BuzzFeed News, Anne Helen Petersen fixates on the ever-expanding world of "fashion tech" companies. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
In 2008, a young operative took the campaign philosophy of "organizing" — and won Nevada for Hillary Clinton. Now, Robby Mook is her campaign manager, bringing his big-win, big-risk system and all it entails, including his band of loyal followers, to the biggest stage possible.
“Fashion tech” companies like Stitch Fix are using algorithms and personal stylists to sell women the priceless commodity of confidence — but who’s left out?
Paul Feig talks candidly with BuzzFeed News about the many times he considered walking away from his career as an actor, writer, and director for good, and what kept bringing him back.
Nearly 25 years after its unceremonious release, the stars and the creative minds behind the dark comedy talk to BuzzFeed News about hating the title, the stars who backed out (like Jennifer Love Hewitt), the franchise that almost was, and the loss of one of their own.
The controversial form of scheduling locks staff into shifts that can be canceled at the last minute, with no pay. But a lawsuit in California, and investigation in New York, could lead to big changes.
This week for BuzzFeed News, David Peisner finds out what happens to a revolutionary after the revolution is over. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
In 2011, at age 23, Egypt's "singer for the revolution" was lionized for helping to overthrow a dictator. Four years later, a brutal military crackdown has all but destroyed the country's youthful protest movement while its hero bides his time in a faraway country, trying to keep the fight — and himself — alive.
Leah Palmer was a high-flying fashionista with a jet-setting lifestyle and a host of admirers on social media. But her entire existence was a fraud – a multiyear hoax that depended on stealing someone else's life. BuzzFeed News tells the extraordinary story.
My father was killed in the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi when I was only 5. It's getting harder to remember what he was like when he was alive.
Republican presidential candidates travel far and wide to meet with casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, seeking out his generous support. Not as many people talk about the other person in the room — his wife, Miriam.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Mac McClelland spends an uplifting afternoon with the women of New Orleans' transgender support group. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed News and around the web.
Though transgender people are still barred from openly serving in the military, a small but increasingly visible population of veterans are demanding health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs — and getting it.
The intent was to dodge sanctions and provide equipment to Vladimir Putin’s military and security services, a source says. Cisco strongly denies it violated sanctions or attempted to do so. A BuzzFeed News investigation.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Amanda Shapiro spotlights social media phenomenon and plus-size model Tess Holliday. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Baltimore detective Joe Crystal watched a fellow officer beat up a handcuffed suspect. After he broke ranks and reported the assault, he was run out of town, his career ruined. During his former city's most chaotic week, he went back.
At size 22, Tess Holliday is the largest model ever signed by a major agency. Can she spin her social media stardom into a career in the high-stakes (and notoriously body-conscious) modeling world?
This week for BuzzFeed News, Joel Oliphint takes the rose-colored glasses off Mother's Day. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
The woman who devoted herself to the creation of a national holiday to honor overworked, underappreciated mothers regretted the commercial juggernaut it became. Was Anna Jarvis stubborn and crazy, as many came to believe, or misunderstood?
This week for BuzzFeed News, Amanda Chicago Lewis uncovers the controversies and risks of the budding hash oil industry. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed News and around the web.
California dispensaries say butane hash oil, or "wax," now accounts for 40% of sales — despite potential health risks and home lab explosions on the rise. With no regulation and a lack of good information, stoners turn to self-appointed, and self-interested, "experts" like Matt Rize — but at what cost?
This is what young LGBT kids and their parents have learned.
How a small British news agency and its founder fill your Facebook feed with stories that are wonderful, wacky – and often wrong.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Gregory D. Johnsen chronicles the rise and resolve of CIA Director John Brennan. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed News and around the web.
How did the candidate of hope and change turn into the president of secret kill lists, drone strikes hitting civilians, and immunity for torturers? The answer may lie in his relationship with the CIA director, a career bureaucrat turned quiet architect of a morally murky national security policy who isn't going to let a little thing like getting caught spying on the Senate bring him down.
More than a thousand Texas teenagers have been ordered to lockup on charges that stem from missing school, often because they have unpaid court fines. The costs to their education are high. Some, like Serena Vela, drop out.
A short checklist called the Static-99 weighs facts about a sex offender’s past in order to predict the likelihood of future crimes. Many legal and scientific experts worry that the way the test is often used — to make high-stakes decisions about an individual’s liberty — is critically flawed.
A small-town narcotics unit has built a team of confidential informants by arresting low-level-offender college students and pressuring them to flip.
Even for a beloved and widely respected director living out his ultimate dream job at the helm of Avengers: Age of Ultron, it might be impossible to survive the Marvel Studios machine intact.
The stars and the director of this genre-busting sleeper hit — which is returning to theaters for one day to celebrate its 20th anniversary — talk to BuzzFeed News about why it still resonates. “I know you don’t smoke weed. I know this. But I’m gonna get you high today. 'Cuz it’s Friday, you ain’t got no job, and you ain’t got shit to do!”
The Russian president stunned Obama when he proposed Steven Seagal as an intermediary between Washington and Moscow. BuzzFeed News' Max Seddon and Rosie Gray tell the extraordinary story of the faded action star's dalliances with the Kremlin.
Why would an American college student run away to Syria and join ISIS? Meet Hoda, a 20-year-old woman from Alabama — and the devastated father she left behind.
Shaneen Allen, a black single mother from Philadelphia, got a raw deal from police and prosecutors. But her biggest champions came not from the political left, but the right.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Jess Testa meets Mackensie, an almost ordinary American teenager. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed News and around the web.
Welcome to the first installment of "16," a BuzzFeed News series about ordinary people at the weirdest age. Meet an Atlanta teenager with trichotillomania who's trying to be more than the girl in class who pulls her hair out.