Hulu and BuzzFeed are also making a documentary about R. Kelly's abuse allegations

At the beginning of May, we reported that Lifetime was developing two projects about R. Kelly and the allegations that he keeps women in some kind of sex cult where they can’t do anything—including going outside or using the bathroom—without his permission. Lifetime’s projects are a documentary series and a…

Use Facebook’s fancy new algorithm to torture your friends

Anyone who regularly engages on social media (i.e. almost everybody) knows that algorithms have an inordinate amount of control over their emotional well-being. These heavily shrouded systems of 1’s and 0’s can make you feel jealous of your best friend, dump you in a wasteland of targeted advertising, or, as a recent …

Enjoy some dispatches from the burbling center of hell, i.e. Jake Paul’s 74-video social media seminar

From a certain point of view, Jake and Logan Paul are the embodiment of everything wrong with the “internet generation.” They’re obsessed with their own celebrity, they seem to lack empathy for their fellow human beings, and despite these facts, or maybe because of them, they’re incredibly rich. It’s no wonder the…

Here’s everything you need to know about the 7 living American generations

It’s natural for opposing generations to fight, to blame one another for either the ways in which the world has changed or the social/political/economic messes they were born into. A striking, educational new video from Buzzfeed—“Generations: Past, Present, Future”—aims not to fuel that divide, but to provide context,…

Big boy Donald Trump driving big-boy truck becomes actual children’s book

Donald Trump may be small in stature, but don’t be fooled: He’s a big boy. Did you see him in that big rig, honking the horn just like daddies do? Well, because kids love trucks, not to mention seeing people like them doing adult things, BuzzFeed’s David Mack commemorated Trump’s big day behind the wheel with an…

Jim Parsons to play a BuzzFeed editor in search of his stolen phone in Brother Orange

Viral internet stories may often feel like cold, emotionless content churned out by soulless content factories, but sometimes one of these stories can actually make the jump from a stupid medium like the internet and reach a more respectable one like the world of cinema. That’s what Warner Bros. and BuzzFeed Motion…

Read This: The long history of the ever-evolving “rom-com bitch”

It is a truth universally acknowledged that while romantic comedies are usually marketed towards women, they aren’t always so great when it comes to female representation. And in a new long-form piece for BuzzFeed, Bim Adewunmi digs into the history of one of the most problematic rom-com archetypes: the rom-com bitch.…

Read This: In 2002, Black People Love Us artfully spoofed racial cluelessness

Today, people know Chelsea Peretti from her stand-up and her role on Fox’s cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, not to mention her Booking.com commercials with hubby Jordan Peele. And people know her older brother, Jonah, for having founded BuzzFeed, that eternal source of lists, quizzes, and adorable cat videos. But back…

Finally, there’s a dating app for all the love-starved lumberjacks out there

Cartoonist Dan Meth, he of The Meth Minute 39 and innumerable other strange creations, has now set his satirical sites on Tinder and other “sexy” social apps. In his latest cartoon, he’s created a dating app especially for bearded men. More specifically, it’s aimed toward bearded men who are lumberjacks. And way more…

Watch College Humor’s Bad Internet goof on the media-phobic Black Mirror

When CollegeHumor decided to create an original series for the paywall-protected YouTube Red subscription service, the popular site’s Head Of Video, Sam Reich, wanted to do something that was ambitious yet still true to CH’s slacker humor heritage. The result was Bad Internet, a 10-episode series inspired by Charlie…

Read This: An oral history of the internet’s greatest, craziest day

The internet has a bottomless appetite for new trends, songs, memes, scandals, jokes, and other distractions from productive work. It tends to chew these things up and spit them out pretty quickly nowadays, always moving on to whatever’s next. But the online world has never enjoyed such a sumptuous feast as the one it…

Read This: A fascinating portrait of radio’s corny but deeply sincere Delilah After Dark

Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs, and what’s wrong with that? For decades, Delilah Rene Luke has been dispensing salt-of-the-earth advice and comforting soft rock tunes as part of her nightly call-in show, Delilah After Dark, which the genial host now records from the basement of a picturesque…