Rosalind Fryer

31 Flips | 2 Magazines | 2 Likes | 30 Following | 2 Followers | @forrose | Keep up with Rosalind Fryer on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Rosalind Fryer”

The 9 homophobes and transphobes who we watched lose this year

It’s been a painful year for LGBT people in many ways.<p><p>But there have been some rays of light, some precious gems of schadenfreude to cling to.<p>These …

LGBTQI

The Story of Donald Trump

There are a lot of ways you can explain how Donald Trump won the White House. The first one is about white people.<p>You can imagine the story of Donald Trump's election going back to the idea behind America, that idea being that white people could come here and take the land and even other people and …

We've been using the Gregorian calendar for 434 years. It’s still bizarre.

Today is the 434th anniversary of the introduction of the Gregorian calendar, as a subtle new Google Doodle reminds us.<p>Back in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII decreed that the 10 days following October 4 <i>simply</i> <i>wouldn’t exist.</i> The next day would be ... October 15. Thereafter, a new calendar would come into …

Calendars

White supremacy and Trump fever: The toxic combo that’s killing people — white people

<b>(Getty/RobGreene)</b><p>Donald Trump is a deadly drug for white folks, promising an endless, self-destructive high. There is a better way<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>September 24, 2016 4:00pm (UTC)<p>One of the most memorable essays I’ve ever read came attached to one of the most surprising and unexpected books I’ve ever …

Donald Trump

The Gay Real Estate Effect?

Even if you haven’t heard of the “gay real estate effect,” you may have noticed it in your own neighborhood. After a 2001 survey showed that cities …

3 Reasons Millennials Are Not Interested in Mortgages | Investopedia

Despite the fact that, on average, renters pay up to twice as large a percentage of their monthly income for housing as homeowners do, the millennial …

The Invisibles: Moving Vintage Photos of LGBT Couples in the Early 20th Century

Any form of excess can usually be traced to the seed of a basic human longing. Before photography turned into excessive “aesthetic consumerism,” long prior to the narcissistic golden age of the selfie, it was a miraculous medium that granted one simple, fundamental human wish — the desire to be …

The 50 podcasts you need to hear

Harriet Gibsone, Stuart Heritage, Gwilym Mumford, Louis Pattison, Jack Seale, Bella Todd & Hannah Verdier

What's One Literary Magazine Everyone Needs In Their Life?

So much great writing, so little time.

This Giant House Cat Is Getting Attention Because He Looks Like A Bobcat

Spock weighs 27 pounds and eats about a pound of food a day.<p>Spock's hobbies include stretching out on people's laps and playing "floor hockey" with jingle balls, his owner Colleen Pizarev told BuzzFeed News.<p>"I just explain he's a cat," said Pizarev. "He's very gentle. He only goes after squirrels …

What's Going On Around The World Today

It’s official: 2015 was Earth’s warmest year on record. Stock markets around the world continued their sharp falls on Wednesday. And should you invest in a (very expensive) Birkin bag? BuzzFeed News’ Sapna Maheshwari has the answers.<p>HERE ARE THE TOP STORIES<p>It sounds like a new sci-fi movie: A giant …

Meet Shani Hilton, BuzzFeed’s Newsmaker in Chief

"The bigger we get, the harder it is to get people to realize: We don’t have to do things the way we’ve done them for the last six months."<p>"Nobody knows anything," Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman famously wrote of the movie business. BuzzFeed’s executive editor of news Shani Hilton has a …

11 Things All Twentysomethings Should Know About Their Jobs

Sometimes you'll feel like you have no idea what you're doing.

Black Lives Matter Leaders Are Reaching Out To Silicon Valley, And It's Paying Off

Wired magazine's inclusion of Campaign Zero on its inaugural “Clout List” of the top 20 tech insiders defining the 2016 presidential campaign underlines how the Black Lives Matter movement’s proximity to Silicon Valley is helping advance its goals.<p>WASHINGTON — <i>Wired</i> magazine named Campaign Zero, a …

This Busker's Random Party In A Tube Station Went Viral On Facebook And It Changed His Life

Did you see Ali Köse's performance of "Get Lucky"?<p>View this post on Facebook<p>The video, which has been viewed over a million times, was filmed one Friday night last month in Marble Arch tube. The guy in the video is 32-year-old Ali Köse, from Lewisham.<p>He told BuzzFeed News: "The acoustics in the …

Outrage After Someone Taped Racist Messages To The Window Of This Woman's Shop

"We thought that this no longer existed," the manager of the shop told BuzzFeed News.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>"When I saw that, my husband went immediately to complain to the police and they took it very seriously," Mendy said. "We have never had a problem until last Friday, the eve of the opening …

The Police Are Just As Likely To Believe Policing Myths As Everyone Else

In a new study, police officers scored no better than the general public on a true-or-false test about the legal system – despite being more confident in their answers.<p>On average, the non-police participants misidentified 19 of the 50 myths as true and the police officers misidentified 18 as …

This Guy Challenged T.I. To An "Anti-Gravity Hat-Off" And Hilarity Ensued

The king of the sideways hat has been challenged.<p>"I decided to challenge him for king of both spots," he said. "That really doesn't matter, though — I just want a response from T.I. by 3:18 Pacific Standard Time or he forfeits his title and I become king of the hats and maybe the South."

Shaq Surprised A Group Of Kids After A Video Of Them Playing Basketball With A Cop Went Viral

"I became a cop to help people, and these kids will never forget the day Shaq rolled up to their neighborhood and played basketball with them."<p>"Can you believe someone called in a complaint about kids playing basketball in the street?" he asks one of the kids. "Can you believe that?"<p>The kid's …

A Hairy Canadian Man Just Made The Sexiest Boudoir Photo Album Of 2016

The racy pics were a birthday gift to his wife.

This Teen Is Fighting Back After She Said She Was "Humiliated" In School For Wearing This Dress

Amanda Durbin said she felt "embarrassed" and "humiliated" when she was forced to kneel because she was told her sweater dress was too short.<p>She said that the code dictates that girls shouldn't wear leggings as pants, and that skirts cannot be more than six inches above the knee.<p>After the teachers …

Tell Us All About Why You Waited To Have Sex

Or why you waited!<p>Did you wait till marriage for religious or cultural reasons? Did you have personal reasons for wanting to wait till you were older? We want to know all about your decision, regardless of your gender or sexual orientation.<p>And tell us how long you waited, too!

‘The history of punk was always HIS story’: the women rewriting rock

Music memoirs by artists such as Chrissie Hynde and Viv Albertine have taken the publishing world by storm, satisfying a hunger for less-told rock tales and changing our idea of what it means to be an ‘older woman’<p>In 2010, at a Welsh literary festival, an editor got chatting to a 55-year-old woman. …

1987: Peter Tosh Is Shot Dead

On this day in 1987, three men entered Peter Tosh's home in Jamaica. The gang included Dennis "Leppo" Lobban whom Tosh had previously helped find …

6 spending habits of the very rich

It doesn't matter how rich you are, poor spending habits can quickly drain even the most well-funded bank account.<p>Even wealthy shoppers with money to burn need to watch their spending.<p>"Price tags still matter," said Amy Salinger, a personal stylist who works with several multi-million-dollar …

You searched for jackson pollock

Born on January 28, 1912 in Cody, Wyoming, Paul Jackson Pollock was a key figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Pollock grew up in Arizona …

You searched for grant wood

Born on February 13, 1891, in Anamosa, Iowa, Grant Wood was an American artist best known for his paintings of the rural American Midwest. Wood …