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The Hollars is a great little indie that really has it all. You will shed tears, both invoked by emotional feels and laughter. When the movie opens with Ron (Sharlto Copley) peeing in a pitcher because he was sick of waiting for his parents to get out of the bathroom in their house, which he just moved back into, and quickly goes to learning his mother Sally (Margo Martindale) has a brain tumor, this is apparent. Ron's brother John (John Krasinski) lives in New York with his girlfriend (Anna Kendrick), who happens to be very pregnant.
Illustration by Tianhua MaoYOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRSTDeep in the heart of an urban BDSM parlor, a young dominatrix has a life-changing experience thanks to a dungeon, a turtle, and a magic wand Walking Through Manhattan's Herald Square, the average civilian would never suspect that above a dollar-a-slice pizzeria is a suite of dimly lit rooms outfitted with bondage wheels, wooden crosses, whips, chains, and medical paraphernalia. It was in this modest BDSM dungeon last summer that I experienced many firsts.
So, it has recently come to my attention that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler action figures exist. How did I not know about these?? The famous duo has each graced the cover of our magazine. Now, thanks to toy company Bif Bang Pow!, they can grace the top of your dresser in their weekend update pantsuits. More importantly, you can pretend that Tina and Amy are your best friends. Which is what I do anyway every day, but these action figures will make it that much more awesome.
Like Sofia Coppola, Ami Canaan Mann has a family connection to the film industry. But Mann didn’t grow up watching her father, director Michael Mann, on set. Her parents divorced in the early '70s, shortly after Ami was born, and Mann grew up with her mother in small town Dayton, Indiana, which had a population of less than 1,000 and no movie theater. Growing up, Mann played viola and had an interest in photography. Wandering through her living room one day, she saw Apocalypse Now on television.
--The Last Laugh By Esther Pearl WatsonThis article originally appeared in the August/September 2016 print edition of BUST Magazine.
When was the last time you asked someone if they were okay? If you could do something to help them? Did you mean it? As a white woman, it’s too easy to let my life be, well, too easy. I have to push myself to do uncomfortable work and not cower from vulnerable and difficult situations. We all have our own work to do.
  Red lights of the EXIT sign cast a shadow on my shoulder blades, the only light I can find that isn’t already taken by another. The pulsating, thunderous bass of Def Leppard’s hair metal anthem “Pour Some Sugar On Me” hangs on the walls like old gum too fossilized to ever fade away. I look at the other girls, each with something wild within us. The double-sided sticky tape finally releases onto my pointer finger. The same finger that wears my mother’s old engagement ring. I place the pastie onto my nipple, rosy from the illuminating sign. Tease a little more.
  Here at BUST, we are all about body positivity, and that includes being against excessive Photoshop. Advertisements that digitally erase pores, whittle away waists, and even distort elbows (???) contribute to an unrealistic and unattainable beauty standard for women. That’s why we’re loving this new lingerie campaign starring Girls stars Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke (who is a former BUST cover gal, btw).
  I am deeply disgusted and saddened by the recent cyber attacks on Leslie Jones. The badass comedy star, who also co-star this year’s Ghostbusters movie, was victimized yesterday by online hackers. In a shocking act of sexism and racism, the hackers uploaded a photo of the gorilla Harambe on her website and posted Jones' private nude photos. And if that wasn't enough, they also inserted pictures of her driver's license and passport, threatening her security, as discussed in the New York Times.
    There have been recent attacks on women's bodies in France. And earlier this week, armed French police approached a woman dressed in a headscarf, blue long-sleeved shirt, and leggings on the beach and issued her a fine for violating the controversial band on the burkini (swimsuit that covers the whole body). Startling images surfaced in Nice showing four police officers hovering over a woman, who was simply relaxing on the beach. The woman, after seeing the armed guards approaching, quickly took off her blue tunic to placate the police officers.
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