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 • One day ago

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

Tomi Obaro • 15 days ago

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 • One month ago

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

Tomi Obaro • 2 months ago

“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 • 4 months ago

More than 30,000 people shared their thoughts.

Tomi Obaro • 4 months ago

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

Tomi Obaro • 6 months ago

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

Tomi Obaro • 6 months ago

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 • 8 months ago

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

Tomi Obaro • 8 months ago

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

Tomi Obaro • 11 months ago

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

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

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

Recent controversy over the lack of condoms in Insecure's sex scenes have sparked questions about the role scripted television programs play in promoting safe sex.

Tomi Obaro • One year ago

These stories provide some crucial context.

Tomi Obaro • One year ago

The Master of None star has sold a drama to Showtime, will be acting in a Steven Spielberg movie, and cowrote one of the best episodes of television this season. And she's just getting started.

Tomi Obaro • One year ago

Living out of a suitcase doesn’t mean you're lazy or messy, although I am both of those things.

Tomi Obaro • One year ago

Supporting characters of color essentially serve as plot devices or scenery on the HBO show.

Tomi Obaro • One year ago

There's no official inaugural poem this year, so here are 14 that describe America as it is and as it could be.

Tomi Obaro • One year ago