“We awoke a beast. It’s not going back to sleep again.”

Anne Helen Petersen • 5 days ago

“It’s like me and a bunch of middle-aged retired ladies,” Natalie Marquez, a 20-year-old Beto ambassador from Brownsville, said. “Well, and a few very brave men.”

Anne Helen Petersen • 6 days ago

In Montana’s sole congressional district, Democrat Kathleen Williams is trying to convince voters that Greg Gianforte — and the Trumpian values he represents — is not who they are.

Anne Helen Petersen • 12 days ago

In San Juan County, a majority Navajo population has lived for decades with a primarily white, Mormon government. This election could change that — if people can cast their vote.

Anne Helen Petersen • 15 days ago

Even when a story like the New York Times’ recent tax investigation reveals new information, there’s no shockwave — because it doesn’t unsettle the foundation of Trump’s image.

Anne Helen Petersen • One month ago

Democrats might need a straight white man from the middle of the country, like Steve Bullock, to win the 2020 election. But do they want one?

Anne Helen Petersen • One month ago

Christine Blasey Ford may have proven herself — to a handful of senators and millions of Americans watching — to be a credible witness to her own trauma. But through no fault of her own, she has also reinforced the incredibly high bar of believability.

Anne Helen Petersen • One month ago

Knightley gets teased for playing versions of the same character, in different costumes. But her recurring role — negotiating femininity under patriarchal control — is one so many women recognize as our own.

Anne Helen Petersen • One month ago

A new wave of #MeToo’d men resurfacing, alongside blowback against women who report abuse, doesn’t mean the movement is failing. It means change is happening.

Anne Helen Petersen • One month ago

Here’s how reporters try to get your area of the world right, and how WhatsApp destroyed a village. Your BuzzFeed News newsletter, Sept. 10.

Anne Helen Petersen • 2 months ago

Beto O’Rourke’s grassroots campaign to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz is blazing across Texas. But can it convert energy into actual votes?

Anne Helen Petersen • 2 months ago

Bo Burnham’s new movie made me want to die of embarrassment. But it also suggested something very few films do: that middle schoolers are actually worthy of attention, and love.

Anne Helen Petersen • 3 months ago

Stefani has always been a study in contrasts: a sexy tomboy; a rock star who loves her man and her manicures. So why are we still surprised every time she tells us who she is?

Anne Helen Petersen • 3 months ago

How Forrest Lucas — the little-known millionaire whose company name is plastered on the home stadium of the Indianapolis Colts — wields power, propaganda, and even Sharon Stone to protect Big Agriculture.

Anne Helen Petersen • 4 months ago

"First rule of Montana politics: Never assume you’re untouchable."

Anne Helen Petersen • 4 months ago

In the new Western drama Yellowstone, Montana acts as the backdrop for century-old fights over what land means and who gets to claim it.

Anne Helen Petersen • 4 months ago

With new album Hell-On, Neko Case has become more uncompromising than ever, both in her music and how she thinks about the world.

Anne Helen Petersen • 5 months ago

Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet didn’t suddenly show ABC she was bigoted; that was clear. But it showed how uncontrollable, and therefore how much of a liability, she had become.

Anne Helen Petersen • 5 months ago

When Bateman dismissed Jeffrey Tambor’s outburst at Arrested Development costar Jessica Walter by saying “this is a family,” he reminded us how often that word is used to paper over serious problems.

Anne Helen Petersen • 5 months ago

In Idaho, any Democrat running is a long shot. But Paulette Jordan — who, if elected, would become the first Native American to serve as a governor — doesn’t mind the odds, and isn’t heeding calls to let an older, white, established candidate take her place.

Anne Helen Petersen • 6 months ago