The 2010s Have Broken Our Sense of Time

A watch that tells time? How quaint! We don’t need watches any more; we have algorithms now.

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Oct 24, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,857 words)

Am I Writing About My Life, Or Selling Myself Out?

After people repeatedly recognize Shannon Keating and her girlfriend from a personal essay she published about a lesbian cruise, and in the midst of the furor over Natalie Beach’s essay about her friendship with Instagram influencer Caroline Calloway on The Cut, Keating wonders about the line between writer and influencer, and the ethics of writing about our lives and the people in them.

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Sep 30, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,053 words)

Queering Barbie

“A good thing about owning Barbies if you’re a little queer girl is that you can look at their naked bodies and not feel like anyone will say anything weird to you for it.”

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Aug 12, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,029 words)

Andy Ngo Has The Newest New Media Career. It’s Made Him A Victim And A Star.

It would be a mistake to think the violence against Andy Ngo came out of some vacuum-sealed ideological intolerance toward conservatives. Ngo had been building to a dramatic confrontation with the Portland far left for months, his star rising along with the severity of the encounters.

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Jul 18, 2019
Length: 28 minutes (7,200 words)

Going Overboard

“I didn’t expect that spending a few days with a couple thousand lesbians on a floating hotel/casino/mall/amusement park would push me to radically reconsider the future I’d been carefully and painstakingly planning for myself.”

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Jun 18, 2019
Length: 45 minutes (11,271 words)

A Sand County Photograph

The intentions behind the Nazi salute photograph seen around the world were hardly as sinister as they first appeared. But in Trump and Twitter’s America, as one small Midwestern town discovered, image is everything.

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Apr 2, 2019
Length: 30 minutes (7,700 words)

Beauty Tips From My Dead Sister

“You can design your face for years, paint it like an artist, but in death they’ll mess up your makeup. Wipe off that garish mask with damp cotton balls. Redo my look: Shadow my eyes, gloss my lips, apply some highlights and shimmer. My face will be too thin, the skin stripped of glow; the eyes will look snuffed out. Make it pretty enough to say goodbye to.”

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Mar 27, 2019
Length: 9 minutes (2,498 words)

Dropping Out With Lil Pump

Underneath this rapper’s diet of weed and codeine cough syrup is a teenage boy living out his celebrity fantasy, a boy who is trapped in the space between his public persona and his eighteen-year-old self.

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Mar 12, 2019
Length: 17 minutes (4,443 words)

How Student Debt Dragged A Generation Down — And What We Can Do About It

“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.”

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Feb 9, 2019
Length: 32 minutes (8,145 words)

Down the Rabbit Hole I Go

Twenty-three-year-old Indiana native Tomi Masters had only set out to work in California’s cannabis industry, so how did she end up dead in a Manila river?

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Feb 5, 2019
Length: 30 minutes (7,617 words)