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When Saeed Jones smiles, he lights up the whole room. (His side-eye, similarly, is chilling.) When we first met in 2012, I knew him as a brilliant poet who loved Toni Morrison. (The author of Sula, Song of Solomon, is how—over a sticky, unsteady table in Botanica—we first connected.) Since then his light has illuminated steadily bigger rooms: On Twitter, where he wields emoji like a scalpel. As BuzzFeed’s founding LGBT editor, where he...
Tonight—and tonight ONLY—you can head over to the Bell House for the BuzzFeed Live show, Love to Love to Love You. Hosted by BuzzFeed editors Isaac Fitzgerald and Saeed Jones, it will feature appearances by writers and comedians, as well as new videos from BuzzFeed. Read on to find out more from Fitzgerald and Jones.   BuzzFeed is so many things! How did the idea for a live BuzzFeed show first come about? Isaac: I used to run literary events when I lived...
Illustrations by Kaye Blegvad SRSLY The Rise of a Feminist Film Collective Caroline Conrad is the co-founder of SRSLY, a film production company centered around female-identified filmmakers and feminist content. Conrad started the company in 2015 along with Claire MacDonald. Together, the two are seeking to break down the gender disparity in the film world and beyond. What initially drew you to the film world? I fell into filmmaking sort of by accident, actually. I went to college with...
Interviewing Isaac Fitzgerald, editor of BuzzFeed Books and coauthor of Pen & Ink, is a little like trying to pry a host away from a bustling party. You also have to submit to his interview questions. Isaac, like any good editor, wants to know everything. Just shy of two years into his tenure at BuzzFeed, Isaac came to Brooklyn from San Francisco (a city he wrote about beautifully for lit mag Berfrois), following stints...

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