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Samantha Leach


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Recent articles by Samantha:

Why Are We Still So Obsessed With 'New Girl's Nick Miller?

There’s a moment of New Girl lore that often comes up when speaking with Nick Miller evangelicals. After losing a round of True American in Season 2, Episode 15 “Cooler,” Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschannel) are sent behind a makeshift… → Read More

'The Vanishing Half' Author Brit Bennett Explores Colorism Through Sisterhood

Brit Bennett's latest novel, the family epic The Vanishing Half, has already been compared to The Bluest Eye, the works of James Baldwin, and Nella Larsen's Passing. Yet Bennett notes a more surprising parallel: the strippers-turned-scammers… → Read More

'Stray' Author Stephanie Danler Is Expecting A Book & A Baby In Quarantine

Stephanie Danler never meant to write about her affair. “There was so much of it my partner didn’t know about and I had a lot of shame and confusion around it,” the now-married author and mom tells Bustle of her prior relationship with a married… → Read More

At 28, Judy Blume Was A Housewife With Secret Dreams Of Being A Writer

In Bustle’s Q&A series 28, successful women describe exactly what their lives looked like when they were 28 — what they wore, where they worked, what stressed them out most, and what, if anything, they would do differently. This time, Judy Blume… → Read More

The Liberation Of Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley is feeling the peak of her Saturn return. “Shit’s crazy, but in a really profound way,” the 28-year-old Scorpio and self-proclaimed astrology freak tells me. We’re chatting over a patchy Zoom connection; she’s sitting on the floor… → Read More

Alicia Keys' Writing Process Includes Crystals, Incense, & Leikeli47

Alicia Keys and Oprah go way back. When Oprah first heard Keys’ debut single “Fallin’” in 2001, she booked the newcomer for her show on the spot. The appearance helped launch Keys to superstardom and the two have stayed close ever since. So when… → Read More

'Big Time Adolescence' Star Griffin Gluck Takes On The Bustle Booth

When celebrities hang out with Bustle editors, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. This time, Big Time Adolescence star Griffin Gluck… → Read More

Record Shopping With Jake Lacy From 'High Fidelity'

Jake Lacy loves Rage Against the Machine. The 35-year-old father of two listens to them as pump-up music on the treadmill; he's going to beg his wife to get a babysitter so they can attend the band's show at Madison Square Garden this summer. "It's… → Read More

Harley Quinn In 'Birds Of Prey' Is My Breakup Icon

I’m not typically a comic book movie kind of girl. The slow-mo action sequences, the skin-tight costumes, the perpetual need to save the world — it’s just not my thing. But despite my skepticism, I was won over by Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in… → Read More

'Birds Of Prey' Star Ella Jay Basco Takes On The Bustle Booth

When celebrities hang out with Bustle editors, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. This time, Birds of Prey star Ella Jay Basco is… → Read More

'To All The Boys' Author Jenny Han's Writing Process Involves Baking & Wine

When the film adaptation of Jenny Han’s novel To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before first aired on Netflix in 2018, its impact on pop culture was seismic. Noah Centineo, who played Lara Jean’s love interest Peter Kavinsky, became a bonafide internet… → Read More

'Sex Education' Season 2: Everything We Know

'Sex Education,' the teen comedy about the plights of adolescent sex, will start filming a second season this spring to air on Netflix. → Read More

Judy Woodruff Has Moderated Too Many Presidential Debates to Count

The "PBS NewsHour" anchor on Richard Nixon, friendship, and iced skim skinny lattes. → Read More

5 Expert-Approved Hacks for Negotiating a Higher Salary

If you're looking to negotiate a higher salary make sure to do your research, which includes talking to colleagues and close friends about what they earn. → Read More

Vanna White Has the Greatest Job in the World—And She Knows It

In her 37th year on Wheel of Fortune, Vanna White is taking the role of host for a spin while Pat Sajak recovers from emergency surgery. → Read More

Nina Ansary Wants to Give Women Everywhere a Voice

The author of the upcoming book "Anonymous Is a Woman" on overlooked historical figures, female equality, and Virginia Woolf. → Read More

Sara Blakely Worked at Disney World, Sold Fax Machines, and Did Stand-Up Comedy All Before She Founded Spanx

Sarah Blakely, the self-made billionaire who's responsible for making shapewear mainstream, opens up about her rocky road to success. → Read More

Going Freelance? Here's How to Keep Your Budget Afloat

Here's how to maintain your finances while doing freelance work—from setting aside money for your taxes, and developing an invoice system. → Read More

According to This Romance Audiobook Narrator, Sometimes a Moan Is Required

Andi Arndt is the voice behind the romance community's favorite heroines, sex scenes, and most popular works of fiction over the past seven years. → Read More

The 10 Best-Selling Books of 2019, According to Amazon

Amazon's best-selling books of 2019 include Michelle Obama's "Becoming," Tara Westover's "Educated," Delia Owens' "Where the Crawdads Sing," and more. → Read More