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Toni Morrison interview: on racism, her new novel and Marlon Brando

Age hasn't dimmed the fire in Toni Morrison, 84. The unwavering voice of black America talks about her latest novel and what it will take for racism to be a thing of the past

Toni Morrison is, without a doubt, a world-class novelist. Her work as an editor, however, has received much less attention. …

Toni Morrison

14 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Librarians

“Yes, I can help you find all the books.” “No, I don’t spend all day reading them.”

We recently asked librarians amongst the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the most frustrating misconception people have about their job. Here are the enlightening results!

That your job is stress-free.

“I hate when …

Librarianship

Thoughtfully Curated Korean Skincare & Makeup

THOUGHTFULLY CURATED SOKO TESTED + APPROVED

WHY KOREAN COSMETICS? DISCOVER THE SECRET

UNCOVER NATURAL BEAUTY THE SKINCARE ROUTINE

#regram from …

For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won't Do

Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes, must really hate bananas. Because according to his concert rider, which was recently made public, he doesn't want to lay eyes on one at his concerts.

A "rider" is the set of unusual contractual demands that some pop stars make of their hosts when they're on …

Jack White

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna Soup

If you’re on Pinterest there’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen the meaty version of this Slow Cooker Vegetarian Soup floating around. And there’s a …

Recipes

super powered tomato + basil collard wraps

I will say this with comfort and clarity because I know I’m not alone: it’s surprisingly easy to get overwhelmed by life on a regular basis–the …

Collard Vegetable Wraps with Creamy Basil Hemp Seed Sauce

A fresh vegetable filled wrap with a creamy, cooling basil hemp seed sauce that’s perfect for lunchboxes, picnics or a light meal.I’m a bit …

Hemp

Collard Green Wraps with Roasted Yam and Chipotle Black Beans

This gluten free wrap (or burrito) has easily become one of my favorites. It's made with collard greens, instead of tortillas, so not only is it …

Vegetarianism

Vegan or vegetarian pho recipe

With ginger, fennel, and pak choi leaves, this vegetarian Vietnamese broth is bursting with flavour

Pho is a national favourite breakfast dish among Vietnamese people. The Buddhist sector of the population tend to be vegetarian or vegan at many times throughout the year, but they do not miss out on …

Vegan Recipes

The Ultimate Beauty Travel Kit: Small Wonders to Pack for a Weekend Getaway

As conversation turns from the long-awaited arrival of spring to who’s booked their tickets for a quick escape to St. Barth’s or signed up for a share house in the Hamptons, it’s clear that the warm-weather getaway season is fast approaching. Calling for the kind of pick-up-and-go carry-on bag …

Makeup

6 Simple Moves to Eliminate Knee Pain for Good

Feeling weak in the knees is only a good thing when it’s over your latest Tinder date. Experiencing joint pain is an entirely different sensation—and one that’s not quite so magical.

Joint pain affects one in five Americans and is one of the leading causes of disability in the U.S. Along with leg, …

Exercise

Lemon Vanilla Bean Custard Recipe

Let’s talk custard for a quick minute.

Custard and I go way back (remember lunchtime snack packs?), but our relationship has been kind-of touch and …

Recipes

garden-of-vegan:

Sliced banana and crunchy peanut butter on sprouted grain toast topped with pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, cinnamon, and maple syrup.

Daag recipe: the ultimate curry base

Daag is a quick and versatile curry base can be used for many different dishes - make up a big batch and freeze for later

Maunika Gowardhan shares her simple daag recipe

SERVES
Enough for a daag curry for four

INGREDIENTS
5 cloves garlic
5cm/2in fresh ginger root, peeled
4 tbsp oil
500g/ 1lb 2oz onions - …

Recipes

Daag curry base: the most useful curry recipe you'll ever read

Simple curry base daag is one of Britain’s most-searched-for recipes according to Google - make a big batch to freeze and use later for a huge array of dishes

Just reading an Indian cookery book makes me want to go and have a lie-down. The yard-long list of ingredients, most of which need a special …

Recipes

The Perfect Cup Of Tea In 5 Simple Steps

Thumbnail: Photo by Thomas MacDonaldBoil, steep, drink. How complicated could it be to make a perfect cup of tea? Not terribly—but the details can …

Healthy Food

The Power of a Signature Beauty Look: Amal Clooney’s Polished Blowout and Red Lipstick

In an age where effortlessness, or at least the appearance of it, reigns supreme, what could possibly stand out more in a sea of slept-in waves and stealthily applied natural makeup than unapologetically done hair and bright lipstick? With her high-shine blowouts, flawless pro manicures, and …

Lipstick

Kale, Avocado, Tangerine, and Sesame Salad

Forgive me, belly. I’ve done you wrong. I mean… I’ve done you so so so right, but wrong wrong wrong.I’ve done you with too much macaroni and cheese. …

Avocado

How to Make Vegetarian Ramen at Home

Every week, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.

Today, Food52 alumni Catherine Lamb teaches you how to make a batch of flavorful, umami-rich ramen from start to finish -- no pork belly required.

As any ramen expert will …

Recipes

Chipotle Black Bean Soup with Avocado Cream | Joanne Eats Well With Others

Last night, fate threw me a surprise birthday party. Three weeks early.

There was no cake, no streamers, no trick candles.

Just me, in my apartment. …

Avocado

5-Minute Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe

It’s time to ditch the processed chocolate and treat yourself to this rich, savory chocolate mousse made with — you read that right — avocados! We …

Vegan Recipes

Your New Favorite Chocolate Cake

If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.

Today: The perfect chocolate cake recipe has been sitting in your pantry all along, patiently waiting for you to discover it.

Today feels like …

Chocolate

Food for Fuel: Chili and Sesame-Roasted Tofu Goodness Bowl

That all-pervading diet tip from the 1660s, that one must eat to live and not live to eat, is usually pretty far from my thinking when I work out …

Healthy Eating

'Right time' to end 'Downton Abbey' next season, series creator says

Keep calm and carry on, "Downton Abbey" fans.

After months of rumors, Carnival Films and Masterpiece on PBS, the co-producers of the show, along with ITV, the show's British network home, confirmed that the upcoming sixth season of the hugely popular British costume drama will be its last.

"It's the …

TV

Popcorn, Four Ways | how to make the perfect popcorn

I have the fondest of memories enjoying popcorn as a snack especially in the evening with my parents as a child; it was almost a nighttime ritual. My …

Recipes

Brown Butter Banana Skillet Cake with Strawberries and Pecans

I always have the best intentions when I buy a bundle of bananas. ! daydream about protein-packed green smoothies. I toy with the idea of afternoon …

Recipes

Sopa de Lima (Lime Soup)

SERVES 8–10

INGREDIENTS

2 cups canola oil, for frying
12 corn tortillas, cut into ¼" thick strips
4 cloves garlic, peeled
4 plum tomatoes, cored
2 habanero chiles
8 cups chicken stock
4 limes (2 peeled of pith and roughly chopped, 2 halved lengthwise and very thinly sliced crosswise)
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 …

Recipes

Close To Starbucks Lemon Loaf But Better

THE BEST LEMON LOAF YOU WILL EVER HAVE I’m one of those guys who doesn’t like to spend money on foods I can prepare at home if I don’t have to. …

Starbucks

Weeknight Meal: Shrimp Fried Quinoa

If you like fried rice, you’re going to love this shrimp fried quinoa recipe!It’s loaded with veggies, packed with protein and so easy to toss …

Extra Nutty Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Hey can I borrow your kitchen? Mine is a mess. It’s half of a mess. I’ve managed to unpack my favorite coffee mugs, my stand mixer, and my mason …

Chocolate