How the celebrity gossip site The Shade Room — launched by 25-year-old Angie Nwandu, who grew up in foster care — is figuring things out faster than everyone else.
Domhnall Gleeson has been everywhere in 2015, from the lethal sci-fi thriller Ex Machina to the sweet Irish romance Brooklyn, to two of the year's most anticipated movies, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Revenant. But, as the actor told BuzzFeed News, he would just as soon you only paid attention to his work, and not to him.
He was an inmate, facing deportation over a minor arrest. She was a guard, fed up with her job at a for-profit prison. They fell in love, but living happily ever after was not going to happen.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Jessica Testa finds out what happened to Marlene Pinnock. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
The 30-year-old Canadian singer and songwriter behind one of the decade’s biggest hits made 2015’s best pure pop album. There was only one problem: Nobody bought it. Why she’s the perfect embodiment of our weird music moment.
Ten months before the deadly attacks in Paris, a nighttime raid in a quiet corner of Belgium left an apartment destroyed, two suspected plotters dead, one man arrested — and a host of unanswered questions. BuzzFeed News’ Joshua Hersh investigates a shoot-out that shows Europe’s terrorism problem starts at home.
When a woman living with bipolar disorder was beaten by a police officer on a video that went viral, her family thought legal action would lead to justice. They couldn’t have anticipated that a battle with her own lawyer would leave them feeling more hopeless than ever.
Somalia has one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation in the world — but two activists are trying to change that, breaking one taboo at a time. BuzzFeed News' Jina Moore reports from Somalia.
Kansas authorities are under fire for allegedly discriminating against same-sex families wishing to adopt or foster children, after a case of alleged child abuse thrust the issue out of bureaucratic secrecy and into the spotlight.
Locked up in a psych ward under the false premise that he was a convicted sex offender, Eddie Davison sued New York state for false imprisonment. Now the state is charging him $2 million.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Marisa Carroll meets the enthusiasts behind gloving, America's lightest and brightest new sport. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
How did dancing with LED-lined gloves become a Shark Tank-approved, multimillion-dollar industry? And where does it go from there? A day with the champs, the challengers, and the chiefs of America's trippiest new sport.
Last year, former Oklahoma City Department Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw was accused of abusing women in the community he patrolled. On Thursday, he was found guilty of many of their charges. But the testimonies of these women have never been reported in full, until now.
At above-ground hospitals, “I feel like I am sitting on a bomb,” one doctor said. “It is only a matter of time until it explodes.”
This week for BuzzFeed News, Jessica Garrison, Ken Bensinger, and Jeremy Singer-Vine investigate how many companies in the U.S. avoid hiring scores of American workers they say don't exist. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
The H-2 guest worker program, which brought in 150,000 legal foreign workers last year, isn't supposed to deprive any American of a job. But many businesses go to extraordinary lengths to deny jobs to U.S. workers so they can hire foreigners instead. A BuzzFeed News investigation.
On Dec. 3, 1990, an earthquake was supposed to level the small town of New Madrid, Missouri and become one of the biggest natural disasters the country had ever experienced. The ensuing mayhem — and quiet — instead brought fleeting attention to a high-risk seismic zone in the heart of America that many people still don't know exists.
In a country where the number of sexual assaults against women is increasing, a handful of women in India are fighting for the people they believe are the real victims: its men.
Officially, former college wrestler Michael Johnson was on trial for not telling his sexual partners that he had HIV. But inside the courtroom, the man known as Tiger Mandingo was also up against America’s attitudes on race and sexuality.
Gun sales reached historic highs in recent years. To keep them there, the industry needs more new shooters, and ones who buy guns the way fashionistas buy clothes.
In 1905, at the dawn of America’s empire under Teddy Roosevelt, a black sailor and a Jewish sailor boxed in a makeshift ring on the deck of a U.S. Navy ship. What was intended to be entertainment for hundreds of idle soldiers instead turned into a tragedy, marking a pivotal, if overlooked, moment in the history of race in the American military.
This holiday season, we want to roll around on motorized two-wheeled scooters — and China wants to give us what we want, as soon as we want it. BuzzFeed News travels to Shenzhen, the world capital of memeufacturing, to see how your Black Friday sausage gets made.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Anne Helen Petersen visits the reclusive Enya in Ireland. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Dismissed by critics as hokey and by peers as being out of touch, Mitch Albom has sold 35 million books anyway, building a modern empire out of longingly gazing at the past.
Over the course of three decades and with 80 million records sold, Enya has morphed into more than musician: She's her own adjective. What makes her music — and the mysterious woman behind it — appealing to so many? Anne Helen Petersen visits the reclusive singer in Ireland.
Until last year, I was one of 4.3 million people at the mercy of the legal immigration system, waiting for the chance to stay in the U.S. for good.
On the eve of his starring role as pioneer trans woman Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl, Eddie Redmayne expounds on the complexity of gender: his own and everyone else’s.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Albert Samaha chronicles a modern-day lynching in Mississippi. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
More trans women were killed in the United States in the past 12 months than any year on record — and nowhere do the violence and homicides appear as concentrated as the Palmer Park area in Detroit. BuzzFeed News went to ask trans women who live there what they think is happening.
Craig Anderson was headed home to celebrate his birthday with his partner. Instead, he became the victim of a brutal and violent form of racism that many in Mississippi had thought long gone.
Maria Espinoza’s Remembrance Project pioneered the political strategy of using the stories of families of Americans killed by undocumented immigrants to argue for restrictions on immigration.
Danial risked his life to get to Turkey, trusting that the refugee system would look after him when he got there. Instead, it was just the beginning of his problems. J. Lester Feder reports for BuzzFeed News.
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.