After raising Detroit's ghosts in her critically acclaimed novel, The Turner House, this debut author suddenly has everyone's attention.
“The Trump people said all the right things,” said a former member of his team. “He never intended to stick with it. He thought, 'Well, let’s get to the next phase and then we’ll do what we want to do.'” A BuzzFeed News Investigation.
In Ecuador, some prisons are taking a unique approach to rehabilitating inmates: giving them radio shows. BuzzFeed News goes inside one such program to see how it's changing incarcerated women's lives.
One year after Nepal was devastated by an earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and left a million more homeless, the situation on the ground is bleaker than ever. Anup Kaphle returned home to find a country that has been failed by its government — and ignored by the world.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Adam Serwer dismantles the myth of the black Confederate soldier. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
You may not realize it, but the person on the other side of your customer service phone call might be transgender. On calls, Filipino workers can safely adopt women's voices, names, and clothing, all while earning a decent wage. But their success at work doesn't protect them from the discrimination they face outside of it.
Lifetime’s grown from “guilty pleasure” to a critically acclaimed home for groundbreaking television. How? By hiring women. Here, a feminist history of “television for women.”
Over his decades-long career, Prince granted very few interviews. But that didn't stop journalists, critics, and fellow musicians from writing about him.
Sexual assault, domestic abuse, and attempted murder are among the crimes recently captured on live video services. BuzzFeed News uncovered one apparent incident of a rape aired in real time and asked what it means for the companies that host this content.
A 160-year-old tintype depicting Andrew Chandler and his slave Silas, both in Confederate uniform, has long been used as evidence that slaves willingly fought against the army that aimed to free them. Following the national backlash against Confederate iconography, Silas's descendants seek to debunk this once and for all.
More than 11 years in the making, Nina has been accused of racist casting and wounded by behind-the-scenes fighting. Here, the filmmakers reveal how it all went so wrong.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Joel Oliphint studies a mysterious illness and the patients who suffer from it. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
This medical mystery — a byproduct of common nasal surgery — has stumped many doctors and scientists, some of whom suspect the suffocating condition may just be imaginary. But that isn't making the people who feel suicidal over its horrific symptoms feel any better.
It’s far easier to join ISIS than to leave. Members of a hidden community of ISIS defectors recount how they were pulled into the grip of extremism — and their struggle to escape. Mike Giglio and Munzer al-Awad report for BuzzFeed News from the Syrian border.
In 1993, 14-year-old Adam Gray confessed to, and was later convicted of, setting a fire that killed two people in Chicago. But thanks to disproven arson-investigation techniques and recanted testimonies, he may now have a chance to go free.
Chicago police officer Gil Sierra shot three black men in six months and stayed on the force. This is how the city with more police shootings than any other in America circles its wagons.
This week for BuzzFeed, Laura Snapes discovers how Tegan and Sara became the future of pop. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Director Karyn Kusama’s debut movie, Girlfight, was a critical knockout in 2000; her latest film, The Invitation, is opening to raves. To get from that point to this one, however, has been "like open-heart surgery without the painkillers."
In 2016, the mainstream looks and sounds like this boundary-pushing Canadian sister act. Now that the former outsiders have survived misogynist critics, a fickle industry, and each other, the stars are aligned for them to become two of the biggest names in pop.
America is being watched from above. Government surveillance planes routinely circle over most major cities — but usually take the weekends off.
Using images stolen from across the web, sketchy retailers are selling ultra-discounted clothes to women on Facebook. A BuzzFeed News investigation shows many are linked to one of China's richest men.
After my brother died and my father was partially paralyzed, my family traveled 7,000 miles in search of an old home, a new house, and the things we’d lost on the road in between.
For decades, even after 9/11, Muslims felt at home in Tennessee, the “buckle of the Bible Belt.” Then it became one of the most hostile places in America.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Melissa Gira Grant reveals that heroism does not always lead to happy endings. Read it and other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Last summer, Neal Falls tried to murder Heather Saul — and police suspect she wasn’t the first escort he targeted. After killing him in self-defense, she was hailed as a vigilante hero, flooded with support, and turned into a symbol of the perils of sex work, but she wasn't ready for any of it.
The Ben Affleck of the late ‘90s was a charm machine: goofy, self-effacing, and deep in a highly public bromance with the equally winning Matt Damon. Within five years, he was a punchline. It took a decade for his career to recover. Today, he's once again at war with his image. So what's Affleck so ashamed of?
Feminists and conservatives, liberals and racists all say they want nothing more than to protect women’s rights. But right now even German law doesn’t do that. BuzzFeed News’ Jina Moore reports from Cologne.
You may not know him by name just yet, but he's one of the most powerful people alive. Google's new CEO Sundar Pichai wants to bring the internet to the rest of the world, all while winning back your trust.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Sarah Weinman uncovers an all-too-relevant piece of lost history. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
On August 13, 1903, Gilbert Twigg opened fire during a concert in Winfield, Kansas, killing nine and injuring dozens. There was no motive, and no one had ever seen anything like it before, or for decades after. Yet it's the archetype for the kind of tragedy we see so frequently now.
Erasmo Francisco de Lima saved a woman held hostage at São Paulo's largest cathedral, only to be gunned down seconds later. Viral video of the homeless man's death became a rallying cry for compassion — but could internet fame provide closure for de Lima's family or lasting change for Brazil’s urban poor?
A cache of documents used by ISIS to register foreign fighters, which was obtained by BuzzFeed News, reveals the personal details of jihadis who normally keep to the shadows. Thousands of pages of bureaucratic details tell their stories for the first time.
In the rehab capital of America, addicts are bought, sold, and stolen for their insurance policies, and many women are coerced into sex.
While buying groceries for rich people, I realized upward mobility in America is largely a myth.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Amanda Chicago Lewis reveals the legal weed industry's race problem. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
Black Americans were disproportionately targeted in the "war on drugs." Now state laws and steep regulatory costs have left them far more likely to be shut out of America's profitable marijuana boom.
Can the campus anti-rape movement trickle down to middle and high schools, where students are much more vulnerable?
Global match-fixing evidence found in crime ring's secret files.
Boston’s Chinatown has been a safe haven for Chinese immigrants for generations, but it's being uprooted by urban development — like so many other close-knit neighborhoods across the country. BuzzFeed News follows one Chinese-American family's struggle to hang on to their home.
When most Americans think of truckers, they imagine big, burly men — not Melissa Rojas. The Michigan-based mom is one of less than 6% of long-haul drivers who are women. Though weeks on the road can sometimes bring more frustration than freedom, she wouldn’t have it any other way.