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Sadie Sink On How 'Stranger Things' Season 3 Can Avoid A Majorly Sexist Trope

We all know the feeling of the first day on the job. You step into a room, everyone's got their eyes on you. They each have their established, comfortable niche, and as the new kid on the block, you stick out like a sore thumb until you eventually fi…
By Kelsea Stahler

'Full House' Fans Have Been Wrong About Kimmy Gibbler For 30 Years

Andrea Barber asks me if she can take her heels off, and just like that I'm sitting in a room with the shoeless actor who plays Full House's Kimmy Gibbler — a character known for her smelly feet. Of course, Barber's feet don't smell. Yet, at age 41, …
By Martha Sorren

The Lucy Hale You Think You Know Is Gone

On June 14, Lucy Hale will turn 28. Less than a week after that, on June 20, her TV show, Pretty Little Liars, will air its series finale. For the actor, these events are irrevocably intertwined. She's spent the entirety of her 20s — all of her adult…
By Rachel Simon

Sadie Sink On How 'Stranger Things' Season 3 Can Avoid A Majorly Sexist Trope

We all know the feeling of the first day on the job. You step into a room, everyone's got their eyes on you. They each have their established, comfortable niche, and as the new kid on the block, you stick out like a sore thumb until you eventually fi…
By Kelsea Stahler

Allison Janney Deals With The Mess Of 2017 Just Like You Do — By Obsessing Over Adorable Doggos

The day on which Allison Janney visits Bustle's office hasn't been a particularly good one for the actor. This morning, she tells me in an unusually soft-spoken voice, she woke up with her heart racing, and she's spent the hours since feeling off. Sh…
By Rachel Simon

Why Dismissing Women As "Cute" & "Quirky" Is So Demeaning, According To Noel Wells

Noel Wells is pissed. She's smiling, sure, but her voice is inching higher and higher, and it's clear I've hit a nerve. We've been talking about her new movie, Mr. Roosevelt — in particular, a speech her character Emily gives midway through about her…
By Rachel Simon

How A Dystopian Hacker Drama Remains One Of The Most Feminist Shows On TV

If you've ever added an unnecessary "sorry!" to soften a work email or gotten the third degree from your nosy aunt about putting career over starting a family, you know how it feels to be trapped in traditional expectations of womanhood. In USA's hac…
By Sage Young

Model Lauren Wasser Lost Her Leg. Here's How She Turned That Loss Into A New State Of Mind.

In 2012, Lauren Wasser felt the vague and unsettling discomfort of a sickness that she couldn't quite describe. She assumed she was coming down with the flu. Soon after, she was found face down on her bedroom floor in Los Angeles with a 107 degree te…
By Amanda Richards

These Mini Beauty Sets Would Make The Most Perfect Stocking Stuffers

Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's hottest releases, shopping tips, and gifting ideas in ways that are both inspirational, and attainable. Check The Holiday Edit channel weekly to see what we're up to. …
By Amanda Richards

The "Girl Who Can Hang" Trope Is Still Alive & Well — And It's Seriously Harmful, According To Actor Ari Graynor

Ari Graynor is nervous. She doesn't love interviews, she tells me, and more than once during our conversation, she apologizes for rambling (she isn't) or losing track of the question (she doesn't). She's not shy, exactly, but she's self-conscious, mo…
By Rachel Simon

Alia Shawkat On What Even Well-Meaning Men Misunderstand About Sexual Harassment

Picture a modern-day renaissance woman: She’s an actor who embodied a bold character for years on a beloved cult TV show, a child star who somehow managed to grow up untainted by Hollywood’s circus culture, a gifted artist who’s been sketching derang…
By Samantha Rollins

This Is What Happened When We Styled People In The One Thing They "Never Wear"

Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's fashion and beauty releases, shopping tips, and service stories in ways that are both inspirational, and attainable. Check The Fall Style Edit channel weekly to see wh…
By Olivia Muenter

How Taylor Swift Inspired The Big Villain Of 'Blade Runner 2049'

From the moment Sylvia Hoeks' replicant Luv struts onto the screen in Blade Runner 2049, you know you've never seen anyone like her before. With fierce brown bangs, a (literally) killer glare, and a willingness to do whatever it takes to make her mas…
By Rachel Simon

3 Mermaid Makeup Tutorials For Halloween That Are Way Easier Than They Look

What's the point of Halloween if not to cover yourself in all sorts of glitter? There are plenty of mythical creature transformations that beg for sparkle, but mermaid makeup, IMHO, lends itself to the prettiest color palette of all. The blues, the p…
By Kara McGrath

This Plus Size Fashion Shoot Will Make You Forget All Those Times Shopping Brought You To Tears

Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's fashion and beauty releases, shopping tips, and service stories in ways that are both inspirational, and attainable. Check The Fall Style Edit channel weekly to see wh…
By Amanda Richards

Why Whitney Cummings Wants You To Stop Being Afraid Of Being Selfish — Right Now

Whitney Cummings is gently lunging towards me. Her iPhone is unlocked, and open to a folder of inspirational quotes, texts, and images of herself as a child — all of which she's casually flipping through and explaining in detail. This folder, full of…
By Kelsea Stahler

Betty Who Shows Off 7 Cooler Ways To Wear Pantsuits This Fall

Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's fashion and beauty releases, shopping tips, and service stories in ways that are both inspirational, and attainable. Check The Fall Style Edit channel weekly to see wh…
By Gabrielle Prescod

'Full House' Fans Have Been Wrong About Kimmy Gibbler For 30 Years

Andrea Barber asks me if she can take her heels off, and just like that I'm sitting in a room with the shoeless actor who plays Full House's Kimmy Gibbler — a character known for her smelly feet. Of course, Barber's feet don't smell. Yet, at age 41, …
By Martha Sorren

Ellen Page Needs Hollywood To Stop Talking About Changing & Just Start Doing It

Ellen Page is sick when she visits the Bustle Office for a photoshoot and interview on a sunny Thursday morning. Unfortunately, she doesn’t remember to mention this until we’ve already shaken hands. Page's entire face falls in distress when she apolo…
By Kadeen Griffiths

Tatiana Maslany Wants You To Forget You Ever Loved Her

In September of 2016, Tatiana Maslany won an Emmy. To those unfamiliar with the actor or her show, Orphan Black, this might not have seemed like a particularly huge deal. But for everyone who'd spent the last several years watching Maslany deliver wo…
By Rachel Simon

Why 'Insecure' Refuses To Explain Black Culture To A Mixed Audience

"How do you be black? You just are," Yvonne Orji says with a laugh. Sitting in a director's chair, she leans increasingly closer to me as we talk about her role on HBO's Insecure and its depiction of black women's lives. It's immediately apparent tha…
By Lia Beck

5 People Get Made Into Their Teenage Fashion Icons & The Results Will Make You Want To Teleport Back To High School

Like many women, most of my middle school and high school fashion experience is peppered with memories of the things I thought I couldn't wear. I thought I couldn't dress like Lauren Conrad and Lo from The Hills because I was too tall. In middle sch…
By Olivia Muenter

Tarriona "Tank" Ball Lost Her Wardrobe After Hurricane Katrina, But What She Found Changed Her Style For Life

In August 2005, six years before the formation of her eponymous funk fusion band Tank and the Bangas and 12 before a NPR Tiny Desk Contest win accelerated their rise to stardom, Tarriona “Tank” Ball's hometown of New Orleans was issued a storm warnin…
By Nora Whelan