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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
| June 01, 2012
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
| March 23, 2012
Poor Andrew (Dane DeHaan) has more problems than any movie teenager deserves.
| February 03, 2012
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
| September 02, 2011
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.
| August 12, 2011
Teenagers' shrinking world view
Teens' perspectives of the world are getting narrower.
| 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
| December 17, 2010
Boston's violence promotes more violence, and its murders beget even more murder.
Startling sociological findings about violence and Boston's inner-city youth
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.
| 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
| May 08, 2009
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?
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
| 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.
| 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.
| 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
| 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. . .
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
BRIAN C. JONES
| August 20, 2007
Halloween is screwed
Two weeks ago a giggling gaggle of teenage girls walked into the Spirit Halloween store.
| 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
| 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
| September 13, 2006
This article originally appeared in the July 29, 1986 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Madonna alters female adolescence
| July 26, 2006
"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
| 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
| 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
| March 14, 2006
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