Ivana Rihter is Bustle’s LA-based entertainment writer and reporter, covering film, TV, pop culture, and music. She loves a healthy mix of prestige TV (The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Succession) and chaos TV (Love Island, Riverdale, Too Hot to Handle, any and all teen shows). Her writing has appeared in Vogue, Allure, Nylon, Vice, i-D, Narratively, Fashionista and more. Ivana studied journalism and peace, justice and conflict at DePaul University in Chicago, focusing her writing on social justice and underground communities. She was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning 14 East Magazine, also winning the SPJ award for Best In-Depth Reporting for her story on the men incarcerated at Statesville Prison and the Peter Lisagor award for Best Sports Reporting (despite not knowing much about sports). Ivana left Chicago behind for New York after getting hired at Vogue to cover beauty, health and wellness. Now, she resides in Silverlake with her partner and their three-legged cat Scampi. In her spare time, she is usually making cute vases at the pottery studio, taking backpacking trips or baking traditional Balkan cuisine whenever she is homesick for her native Macedonia. You can follow her on Twitter @IvanaRihter or on Instagram @ivana_rihter.
TV & Movies
8 Things I Noticed Rewatching The O.C.’s First Chrismukkah Episode
The iconic holiday episode is full of love triangles, shoplifting, and ‘00s music.
This Native Alaskan Songwriter's Album Was Inspired Karaoke Catharsis
The indie musician’s debut album, Write Your Name in Pink, is a reference to the vulnerability and catharsis that comes with signing up to sing.
At 14, Ana Fabrega Had A Huge Crush On An 'ANTM' Contestant
The co-showrunner and star of HBO’s Los Espookys didn’t even have comedy on her radar.
Tove Lo Is Still Crying On The Dance Floor
The Swedish singer-songwriter talks to Bustle ahead of Dirt Femme’s release.
Even If She Tried, Beth Ditto Couldn’t Stay Away From Music
The Gossip frontwoman has been surrounded by melodies for as long as she can remember.
Jason Oppenheim On Selling The OC Drama, Yacht Parties & Selling Sunset's Cast Shakeup
“Some of the things that are discussed on the show definitely happened at my afterparties.”
All The 'Selling The OC' Locations You Need To Know, According To Gio Helou
No one loves Newport Beach more than this OC native.
At 14, D'Arcy Carden Was Sneaking Out To Parties & Crying Over Kurt Cobain
The star of A League of Their Own recalls her obsessive grunge phase.
Thank Scout Willis’ Parents For Her Love Of Music
The musician’s self-titled debut, Scout LaRue Willis, unpacks the struggle of growing up in the spotlight.
Ashley Tisdale Has Super Practical Advice For Anxiety Flare-Ups
Two years after launching her wellness blog, Frenshe, the actor reflects on what she’s learned.
Regina Spektor Loves Kate Bush As Much As You Do
After a years-long hiatus, Spektor has returned with 'Home, before and after.'
Zoe Colletti Brings Her Fearless Style & Energy To 'Boo, Bitch'
“I’ve always marched to the beat of my own drum.”
18 Unanswered Questions From 'The Hills' That Still Haunt Us Today
It’s not just Justin Bobby’s existence that still perplexes.
Conversations With Friends' Endometriosis Scenes Are As Brutal As It Gets
Hulu's Conversations with Friends gives the still misunderstood condition the screen time it deserves.
The 9 Wildest Magazine Covers From 2002
From Kirsten Dunst to Jennifer Garner.
Mitra Jouhari Loves A Gross Joke & This 'Real Housewives' City
"I think I feel in my element when I am being disgusting but also honest."
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The Award For Best Accent Goes To...
Honoring this year’s biggest accent-based swings, misguided and otherwise.
Jensen McRae Writes More Than Just Spot-On Parody Songs
The folk singer-songwriter reveals her debut album, 'Are You Happy Now?'
Meet Brandon Kyle Goodman, The Secret Weapon Of 'Human Resources'
The Black, queer, and nonbinary actor and writer is writing parts that are just as nuanced as they are.
TV & Movies
Leighton Meester Is Done Playing Hollywood’s Game
The 'Gossip Girl' alum knows she can’t have it all — so she isn’t trying to.