Booze-Free After-Prom Parties Are Still Boring, Even with Bribes

It’s prom season, and for every parent with a teenager not self-assured enough to take itself out for an Evil Dead/The Big Wedding double-feature at the local cineplex instead of attending a chaperoned night of slow-jam hugging in a school multi-purpose room, that means lots of worrying about what sort of after-prom… » 5/19/13 11:30am 5/19/13 11:30am

The First Integrated Prom in Wilcox, Georgia Is Tonight!

60 years after Brown v. Board of Education desegregated the American school system, white and black students in rural Wilcox, Georgia still had separate proms. This year, an interracial group of best friends who wanted nothing more than to wear corsages, eat crappy steak and take awkwardly-angled pictures together… » 4/27/13 6:00pm 4/27/13 6:00pm

Tell Us Your Awful Prom Stories

As May ends and June begins, 'tis the season for American teenagers to get all dolled up and attend the final school dance before college. Prom. A magical night…that can turn into a nightmare. » 6/03/11 4:07pm 6/03/11 4:07pm

Prom Night Drama-Rama: A Reader Asks For Advice

Last night, while reading our site's #tips section, I came across a plea from a high school reader who is currently struggling with the drama that is prom season: » 5/02/10 1:30pm 5/02/10 1:30pm

What About Prom, You Guys?! What About Prom!?

In honor of prom season, the folks at Seventeen have compiled a list of the 17 best prom scenes of all time. Conspicuously missing? This choreographed prom dance from She's All That. Oh, the 90s. [Seventeen] » 4/03/10 4:00pm 4/03/10 4:00pm

Prom Night: Lose Some Pounds Before You Lose That V-Card!

The Chicago Tribune, of all media outlets, has some tips on pre-prom dieting, such as "don't obsess over numbers on the scale." Easy enough, coming from an article called "How to Lose 10 Lbs Before Prom." [Chicago Tribune] » 3/03/10 7:20pm 3/03/10 7:20pm

Hideous Dresses & Possible Deflowering: Seventeen Goes To The Prom

Was your prom dress ugly and embarrassing? Judging from Seventeen Prom, girls today have it even worse. Maybe teens don't mind wearing grotesque gowns anyhow — judging from the advertising, prom is really about what happens when the dress comes off. » 3/02/10 2:20pm 3/02/10 2:20pm