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 • 10 days 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 • 21 days 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 • 23 days 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 • 25 days 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 • One month 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 • 3 months ago

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

Anne Helen Petersen • 3 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 • 4 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 • 4 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 • 4 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 • 5 months ago

State legislators in Idaho have refused to accept federal funding that could help thousands without health insurance get coverage. Meet “Reclaim Idaho,” the group that’s trying to do what elected officials won’t and put Medicaid expansion up for a vote in November.

Anne Helen Petersen • 6 months ago

Over the last decade, Nashville has become one of the nation’s leading non-Vegas bachelorette party destinations. The bachelorettes are a vivid symbol of the city’s rapid gentrification — and the pitfalls of a new, “experience”-driven brand of tourism.

Anne Helen Petersen • 6 months ago

Registering young people to vote was a top priority for the thousands of people who rallied across the US Saturday as part of the March for Our Lives protests against gun violence.

Caroline O'Donovan • 7 months ago

Can Roseanne still be Roseanne now that its brash, unruly, feminist hero has returned to her progressive, universally lauded television show — as a Trump voter?

Anne Helen Petersen • 7 months ago