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ShortTake: The Whole World Waiting

Review: The Whole World Waiting

They thought America was a glittering land of wealth and fame . . . they were wrong. Fifteen immigrant and refugee teenagers tell their stories of coming to New England and share their perspectives in The Whole World Waiting , a compilation of document
Fifteen immigrant and refugee teenagers tell their stories
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 01, 2012
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Review: The Hunger Games

More powerful than fear in subduing a society, says President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in this overstuffed adaptation of the first book in Suzanne Collins's trilogy, is hope.
Jennifer Lawrence is the big winner here
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 23, 2012

Review: Chronicle

Poor Andrew (Dane DeHaan) has more problems than any movie teenager deserves.
Superpowered teens
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 03, 2012
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Review: The Myth of the American Sleepover

David Robert Mitchell's impressive if derivative debut doesn't delve so much into a myth as a mini-genre.
Adolescent initiation rites
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 02, 2011
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Urban Fest gets ugly

It didn't take long for the largely suburban horde to erupt into a frenzy at the free outdoor concert, which was dubbed, somewhat ironically, the Boston Urban Music Fest (BUMF).
Gimme Shelter Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 12, 2011

Teenagers' shrinking world view

Teens' perspectives of the world are getting narrower.
By DAVID KISH  |  May 20, 2011

Curfews, Christmas, and the company's dime

I am a bit stumped by this matter and perhaps you can help me. My son has recently turned 18, he is a senior in high school. We have been discussing a change in his curfew time ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  December 17, 2010

Dead Kids

Boston's violence promotes more violence, and its murders beget even more murder.
Startling sociological findings about violence and Boston's inner-city youth
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 11, 2010

Fight for your right to party

Rhode Island's tragic collision with teen drinking in recent years has heightened concern about substance abuse in the state's school districts.
Civil Liberties Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 13, 2009

Spite the power

While the economy has given us a collective jackboot to the groin, it has also seemingly stirred a civil discontent.
This week in protest saw teens swarm the State House and tired bus drivers rally
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 08, 2009

Safe sext

Blogging, vlogging, and social-networking have already hit orange-alert levels on the oversharing meter. Now pushing things into the red are "sext messages."
Our anthropological observer of sex trends busies her fingers . . . with the world of raunchy texts. Plus, friends with benefits?
By YOUR SECRET ADMIRER  |  May 01, 2009


As young lovers do

The rock extravaganza Spring Awakening promotes the cliché of adolescent pain to serious grown-up status.
Spring Awakening's musical bruises
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 24, 2009

Review: Mallu Magalhães

Mallu Magalhães is a teenage girl from São Paulo who was raised on a steady diet of old Beatles, Dylan, and Johnny Cash records.
Vivo (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  January 06, 2009

Unable to vote, teens volunteer

Come November 4, they won’t even be able to vote. But for some motivated teenagers, that disenfranchisement doesn’t translate into disinterest.  
OMG campaigning
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 22, 2008

As goes Gloucester?

Waves of chatter wash over the city of Gloucester, where 17 high-school students are pregnant.
Debating the ‘pregnancy pact’ will not make a surge in teenage motherhood   disappear
By EDITORIAL  |  June 25, 2008

Dance, Monkey: Hal Sparks

"They’re already experts at anal sex. They don’t need any advice from me."
We put a visiting comic on the hotseat. This week's victim. . .
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  May 27, 2008


Screwing the youth

Wole Akinbi was 16 when someone phoned to say his best friend had been shot.
When the budget gets tight, young people become an easy target  
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  August 20, 2007

Halloween is screwed

Two weeks ago a giggling gaggle of teenage girls walked into the Spirit Halloween store.
By CLAYTON CAMERON  |  November 01, 2006


Director Michael Mayer’s tedious adaptation of Mary O’Hara’s 1941 novel about a boy and his filly swaps the lad for a teenage girl with daddy issues. Watch the trailer for Flicka  (QuickTime)
Not worth saddling up
By ALICIA POTTER  |  October 18, 2006

Watch the film of the play

Last September, when Cathy Plourde directed 13 teenage girls in Ugly Ducklings , Carolyn Gage’s acclaimed play about homophobia at a girls’ summer camp, the cast had an audience long before opening night.
Behind the scenes
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 13, 2006


This article originally appeared in the July 29, 1986 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Madonna alters female adolescence
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  July 26, 2006


Everybody hurts

"I don't usually find myself thinking anything's too fucked up," says Sherman. "I write what I want to."
In short stories about messed-up teenage sex, alcholic parents, and other rebellions of the flesh, author Rachel Sherman rubs fiction readers the right way
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  May 31, 2006


Teenage girls are ripe for exploitation, especially by films that decry exploitation.
Clichés and platitudes, with a little Lolita factor thrown in
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 10, 2006

Temporada de Patos|Duck Season

Two teenage boys have their Sunday ritual of video games and pizza disrupted in this ambling, low-key comedy from Mexican director Fernando Eimbcke.
Restless energy creates a unique vibe
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  March 14, 2006