- True rescue story from the deadliest American maritime disaster in decades. Updated 34m ago
- The "Zone of Death" refers to a 50-square-mile corner of Yellowstone National Park where a legal loophole allows for murder.
- "I flew my wingsuit into trees and woke up in a hospital."
- Trump's "poll watchers" all sound like conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Updated 17m ago
- Dead people with ballot cards—aka, "zombie voters"—have scared American voters since the Civil War.
- FYI the American presidential election is not rigged.
Definitive proof that Phillip and Elizabeth will make it out alive
If we look at history, Russians are just better at spycraft. They infiltrated the Manhattan Project, the State Department, the White House, even the 1943 code-cracking unit the United States put together to watch the Soviets—a program not even presidents Roosevelt and Truman knew about.
Your Friday primer on the continuing saga of trans rights
A continuing series by intrepid BuzzFeed reporters Chris Geidner and Dominic Holden explores the "legal correction" that is the federal government's newfound progressivism regarding trans rights, how the (in)actions of ostensible cisgender allies blocked futher progress from happening for years, and how queer infighting over public bathroom rights could jeopardize everything.
Dakota Access—for who?
On the same day the Bundys were let off scot free after arming themselves and occupying a federal building, North Dakota called in out-of-state police to clear #NoDAPL protesters using sound cannons, rubber bullets, and web jammers.
Hillary Clinton's campaign released a canned statement in which she pledged to listen to both sides. If you feel like it's time for a deep dive into why indigenous peoples have rallied against the pipeline, here's your syllabus.
Everything in moderation until you're facing extinction
Everything in moderation, we're taught, and thus many of us balk at the radical nature of what we need to do to address climate change. WikiLeaks provides "an excellent demonstration of how tremendously dangerous centrist instincts are when it comes to climate change." Like when a Clinton advisor suggests challenging O'Malley's assertion that we need to zero out fossil fuels by 2050, calling it "unrealistic," until Podesta shuts him down.
One clear lesson for environmentalists combing WikiLeaks: "Like Obama, Clinton wants the left to push her."
- Due to late ad buys, Republicans may spend a lot of money on the way to losing control of Congress. Updated 1d ago
- Want to bring Democrats and Republicans together? Replace Paul Ryan with a hyper-conservative.
- Even if Democrats win the Senate in 2016, their majority won't last long.
- American immigration policies will prop up private prisons for the forseeable future. Updated 19h ago
- If priviate prisons save money, it's because they conscript prisoners into effective slave labor.
- Holding innocent children in a converted medium-security adult prison isn't smart.
The Adolescent Scene
Dribbling in the Dark
What it’s like to be 14 in a new school, a new city away from home—and the wrong ethnicity in a divided country.
Where Death Lies
Each year, the Japanese government expects dozens of people to die from eating ill-prepared blowfish, and yet the dish remains a delicacy.
The 2016 Tournament of Books
Relive the action of the 12th Annual Morning News Tournament of Books—or any of the previous 11—presented by Field Notes.
- The first known depiction of a witch on a broom is from the 15th century. Updated 2d ago
- The headline you've been craving: "I accidentally joined a cult after leaving another cult."
- "Spanking Jesus" is a real, complicated, erotic, religious thing, and not the easiest way to experience God.
- Fact: The "Hillary treatment" extends to Hong Kong. Fiction: Coco Austin is the president of Croatia. Updated 2d ago
- Pussy Riot weighs in on the US presidential election with a perfectly timed ode to the ladyflower.
- Wonder Woman is now an ambassador for the United Nations, and lots of people have a problem with that.