Theater Geeks & Anorexic Alpha Bitches: Summer at Performing Arts Camp

Julie Klausner's first YA novel, Art Girls Are Easy, is being released as an original e-book on May 7th; the paperback hits on June 1. Set in the exclusive world of an upscale fine and performing arts camp, Art Girls Are Easy features Indigo Hamlisch, a fifteen-year-old art prodigy. She looks forward to her last… » 5/05/13 1:30pm 5/05/13 1:30pm

What Formspring Means For Friendship And Female Aggression

The parasites of the social media world are websites and applications that let users post anonymous messages about others. Formspring.me has been leading the pack. Untold thousands of teenagers have accounts on the site, which allows your audience –- almost always your classmates –- to write anything on your personal… » 9/02/11 3:00pm 9/02/11 3:00pm

A Family Comes Together In Joy And Grieving

The Long Goodbye is Meghan O'Rourke's memoir about her mother's death from colorectal cancer and her own grieving process. In this excerpt, O'Rourke, her brothers Liam and Eamon, and family friend Diana have an emotional encounter with O'Rourke's mom, who is beginning to suffer confusion as a result of her illness. » 5/11/11 4:10pm 5/11/11 4:10pm