New Jersey teen Jacob Rudolph made internet waves when he came out as gay to his entire school in a moving speech during an assembly earlier this month. Now, those waves have helped him meet someone he admires a lot: Star Trek actor, gay rights advocate, and all around awesome person George Takei. More
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Prom is a formal event for high school students that takes place near the end of senior year… but it’s so much more than that. Prom is also a very important event in a young woman’s life. You might say it’s the most important thing she ever does (besides get married, obviously).
Here’s a true testament to the massive significance of prom: I know everything about it and I didn’t even go*. Prom’s influence is so far-reaching, so pervasive, so unquantifiable that I know pretty much all there is to know about it, thanks to pop culture. Here, I’ve helpfully narrowed down the 10 most important things about prom in one helpful Illustrated Guide. More
This is not “WTF lol” so much as “WTF grr,” so don’t read this if you’re not in the mood to get angry. More
Despite many grown ups’ fervent hopes that they would quit it with this shit, the Odd Future crew is back with a new LP. And, in advance of OF Tape Vol. 2‘s upcoming release, they’ve dropped a video for lead single “Rella” that crams in more offensive, adorable, and generally internet-y content than I previously thought possible for a 3.5 minute video clip. It’s almost like they know about The Village Voice‘s trollgaze index. More
Madonna has reportedly hired her 15-year-old daughter Lourdes to be a back-up dancer on her upcoming tour. Is writhing around onstage in her underwear really developmentally appropriate for Madge’s raven-haired mini-me? More
Get ready to have your heart warmed! More
I Hate My Teenage Daughter is a new show that follows Annie (Jamie Pressley) and Nikki (Katie Finneran), two moms who were outcasts in high school (I’m so sure, Jamie Pressley) dealing with parenting two popular teenage girls.
There’s actually potential in this idea. Unfortunately, none of that potential is present in the actual show I Hate My Teenage Daughter. More
When I heard that a network called The Hub – which apparently is responsible for the new My Little Pony that guys love — was airing a miniseries called Clue, I had the usual pearl-clutching, “stay away from my favorite movie!” reaction. Then I watched a few episodes and decided I’ll just leave it alone. The series, about six teenage wannabe-detectives embroiled in a plot involving an old hotel, wasn’t awful, but it doesn’t hold a candle(stick) to the original. More
Candie’s is a shoe brand that makes products specifically for teenage girls — so why are their ads targeting your creepy unmarried uncle whom you suspect might be carrying on an illicit online relationship with a 20-year-old in Bulgaria? These print ads are horrendous: they simultaneously infantalize Vanessa Hudgens and turn her into a barefoot-and-pregnant 50s housewife. More
Leave it to teenagers to find new and inventive ways to overdose on legal substances. According to a report from the medical journal Pediatrics, highly caffeinated drinks cause heart palpitations, seizures and strokes in children and teens who drink them. Already this year, there have been over 300 overdoses and reported side effects.
How much Red Bull are these kids drinking? More
Mom, I Swear To God This Article Says You Need To Buy Me Rock Band – Adolescent girls are less depressed and better behaved after playing certain video games. Um yeah, because their parents bought them video games! Caveat: You have to play with your parents. (Jezebel)
Oh, Owen, you are so cute! One day you will get older and discover things like sex and drugs and Scrabble, but for now we admire your insane enthusiasm about getting to play a round of Risk (even though, nb, we have always hated that dumb game). We can’t wait for the inevitable parody video of a teen girl acting really blasé about Girl Talk: The Game of Truth or Dare. More