Best of 2014
The year's best new singers, songwriters, and producers. In no particular order.
Cuz the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.
Or "50 Brilliant Reasons You Should Create Your Own BuzzFeed Article."
It wasn't just you. From Ukraine to Ebola to Gaza, it's been a year of big, horrifying international news stories that just wouldn't end.
It was truly a great year to be a Directioner.
It was a really cool and urban year to be a Britney Spears fan.
Exploring subjects from skateboarding to Sylvia Plath, and attempting to write your first novel to jumping into the sea, these are some of our favorite essays we published this year. *Ranked in no particular order*
"Imagine if you sneezed and then spoke another language for the rest of your life..."
A selfie a day keeps the doctor away.
These were the top posts that made you feel the nostalgia.
It was a big year for robot penguins, snake penises, and space exploration. Sadly not all at the same time.
According to Google's top U.S. search lists for the year.
These are the essay collections, memoirs, and nonfiction reads that we absolutely loved in 2014. *Ranked in no particular order*
A baby coming does not mean your style is going anywhere.
That you'll definitely want to play in 2015 and beyond. In no particular order.
Pay close attention to the following over-the-top eye roll. Oh brother!
Sometimes you need a reminder that people really are wonderful.
They didn't choose the pug life, but it certainly made 2014 way better.
A housewife who became the first woman to fly around the world. The boxer who integrated Louisiana. A deep-dive into the 60-word basis for the war on terror and an exploration of whether elementary schoolers should be locked up for plotting to kill their classmates. A debauched week in the world's largest retirement community, a weekend at a clown convention, and 36 hours on the fake campaign trail with Donald Trump. Here's a look back at some of the great feature stories BuzzFeed News published in 2014.
A woman who confronted her abusive stepfather. A man who bought a house in Detroit for $500. A 33-year-old who suffered and survived a stroke. Reflections on love, loss, and life in these great essays.
These are the voices in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that kept our eyes glued to the page. *Ranked in no particular order*
From dystopian to romance, these young adult books stole our hearts in 2014. *Ranked in no particular order*
The only thing to have a bigger 2014 than One Direction was Harry's breastplate.
The year did not disappoint for incredible photos of the awesome power of nature and glimpses into the human spirit. Take a look at some of the very best.