A social and financial divide is forming — between those who have student debt, and those who do not — that will have ramifications for decades to come.

Anne Helen Petersen • 11 days ago

“My grandmother was a teacher and her mother was a slave. I was born burned out.”

Anne Helen Petersen • One month ago

I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected.

Anne Helen Petersen • One month ago

The reality of Silicon Valley is that it’s commerce by any means necessary. And the reality of Sandberg is that she’s excellent at it.

Anne Helen Petersen • 2 months ago

The best kids’ TV activates something that becomes an orienting beacon for the rest of our lives. That’s what the math show Square One did for me.

Anne Helen Petersen • 2 months ago

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

Anne Helen Petersen • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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 • 4 months 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 • 4 months 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 • 4 months 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 • 4 months 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 • 5 months 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 • 5 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 • 6 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 • 7 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 • 7 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 • 7 months ago

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

Anne Helen Petersen • 7 months ago