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18 Times Toni Morrison Spoke To Our Souls

“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”

Tomi Obaro • 11 days ago

Let’s Talk About The “Striking Vipers” Episode Of “Black Mirror”

Black Mirror’s “Striking Vipers” episode and the new movie The Last Black Man in San Francisco offer two competing ideas of black male intimacy. Mild spoilers.

Tomi Obaro • 2 months ago

Take Your AirPods Off

They're ugly, overpriced, and harbingers of gentrification.

Tomi Obaro • 3 months ago

Netflix's "You" Captures The Hell Of Dating As A Straight Woman

The dark dramedy takes the horrors of modern dating to hilariously morbid extremes. Warning: Spoilers ahead.

Tomi Obaro • 7 months ago

66 Books Coming In 2019 That You'll Want To Keep On Your Radar

We tried to keep it short. (Presented in no particular order.)

Arianna Rebolini • 7 months ago

10 Poets On Their Favorite Poetry Collections Of 2018

Jenny Xie, Tommy Pico, Sam Sax, and seven other poets share their favorite collections of the year.

Tomi Obaro • 7 months ago

12 Accomplished Authors Give Their Book Recommendations

Each month this year, we asked writers like Meg Wolitzer, Tayari Jones, and Sloane Crosley what they’ve been reading. Here are their picks.

Tomi Obaro • 8 months ago

Like Everyone Else In The Aughts, I Loved Norah Jones

Reviewers dismissed Jones’ first two albums as Starbucks music, but there’s no denying how popular they were.

Tomi Obaro • 8 months ago

Will John Legend Ever Make Interesting Music Again?

The R&B singer, despite his progressive politics, has remained uncontroversial in an increasingly polarized moment. But has it come at an artistic cost?

Tomi Obaro • 9 months ago

Asking People About #MeToo Uncovers A Generation Gap

A new survey conducted by BuzzFeed News and Ipsos shows a notable partisan and generational divide on the #MeToo movement.

Tomi Obaro • 10 months ago

Aretha Franklin Was More Than Just A Great Voice

“Genius” is a title Aretha deserves, without question. That we have often failed to give it to her (and other black women) only shows our own biases.

Tomi Obaro • One year ago

Here's How Our Readers Are Thinking About Sex And Consent

More than 30,000 people shared their thoughts.

Tomi Obaro • One year ago

This Toddler Is The Cutest Thing On Instagram

No other toddler gives me as much unbridled joy as minor Instagram sensation Jayde Robinson, age 2 and a half.

Tomi Obaro • One year ago

Take This Survey About Sex And Consent In The Age Of #MeToo

BuzzFeed News is planning a series about sex later this year, and we’d like to hear from you!

Tomi Obaro • One year ago

How Beyoncé Called Out Coachella’s Whiteness

By celebrating and offering up a history lesson on black music, the pop star’s Coachella performance was a brilliant rebuke of the whiteness of most music festivals.

Tomi Obaro • One year ago

5 Women In Publishing Talk About Why Books About Race And Gender Are So Popular Now

A candid conversation with Terese Marie Mailhot, Meredith Talusan, Ijeoma Oluo, Kathryn Belden, and Kima Jones about identity in publishing.

Tomi Obaro • One year ago

13 Poems That Will Move You

From verse about Columbus Day to trying to masturbate on election night — these poems have range.

Tomi Obaro • One year ago

Conservative Evangelicals Have Shown Me Who They Really Are

My beliefs as a conservative evangelical teenager were dogmatic and fervent — until they weren’t. Now I know there was never any place in that faith tradition for someone like me.

Tomi Obaro • One year ago

"She's Gotta Have It" Is Spike Lee At His Lecturing Worst

Lee's new Netflix series is full of didactic moments that detract from the impact a more nuanced reimagining of his original film might have had.

Tomi Obaro • One year ago

Complicated Teen Girls Are Finally Front And Center In The Movies

A growing number of films by female directors that focus on unruly teen girls and their unapologetic sexuality, like Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird, suggest a new way forward for the coming-of-age movie.

Tomi Obaro • One year ago