Natasha Lyonne and More Very Cool People Really Want You to Vote

Joan Jett! Tracee Ellis Ross! Carrie Brownstein! A dancing ovary puppet! Everyone you ever thought was cool got together and remixed "Bad Reputation" to help you vote in next week's midterm elections on Nov. 4th. Why? The War on Women rages on and Republicans are trying to stop The Ladies from voting because we … » 10/28/14 6:10pm 10/28/14 6:10pm

Tavi Gevinson, Teenager, Reflects Back on Her Teen Years

Tavi Genvinson — actress, fashion maven and beloved creator/Editor-in-Chief of Rookie — is all grown up and newly graduated from high school. And considering how Gevinson has always been incredibly mature, it makes sense that the 18-year-old is already looking back and dropping wisdom about her teen years. » 8/11/14 7:15pm 8/11/14 7:15pm

Joe Budden Shares His Preference for Receiving Oral Pleasure

In today's Tweet Beat, Tavi wants to make it clear that she doesn't necessarily support everything Miley Cyrus has ever done, Joe Budden has some ideas about safe sex and Liz Phair celebrates her birthday by lying about her age. » 4/17/14 7:30pm 4/17/14 7:30pm

Elle and Seventeen Fought Over Miley Cyrus and Elle Won

In the publishing world, Miley Cyrus is a hot ticket, so much so that magazines are fighting over her. This month, Elle and Seventeen are both releasing Miley covers — though only one was given the two-bun consent. » 4/08/14 7:15pm 4/08/14 7:15pm

Kesha Emerges from Rehab and Drops the Dollar Sign from Her Name

It'$ the end of an era! Following 60 days of treatment for disordered eating, Ke$ha has decided to reinvent herself by dropping the trademark dollar sign from her name. She shall hereby be known simply as Kesha! Congrats on this new phase of your life, lady! » 3/07/14 8:00pm 3/07/14 8:00pm

Lena Dunham Accidentally Interviews Herself, Instead Of Mindy Kaling

Gretchen Weiners interviewed Karen Smith for Regina George's latest Burn Book, and the result is just as cloying and unreadable as you might think. Rolling Stone shares an exclusive interview between BFFs/human centipedes Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling, for Tavi Gevinson's Rookie Yearbook Two, a hard-copy offshoot of… » 11/11/13 3:59pm 11/11/13 3:59pm

Is This Designer Ripping Off Tavi Gevinson's 'Rookie' Brand?

Tavi Gevinson and some of her Rookie Magazine staffers think UK-based online fashion megastore ASOS's "Rookie" sweatshirt looks miiighty familiar. Is ASOS sneakily trying to rip off the teen-approved logo? » 8/22/13 1:40pm 8/22/13 1:40pm

Wise Teens Turn #Followateen Movement Into #Followanadult

Last month, Buzzfeed's Katie Notopolous urged Twitter users to #followateen and report on what said teen is up to in a mockingly anthropological tone. (Examples range from "My teen thinks Anne Frank was 'a great girl'" to "My teen is lamenting the fact that she hates the taste of alcohol and cannot do shots like many… » 5/03/13 2:20pm 5/03/13 2:20pm

Tavi Gevinson: 'I Think Fashion And Feminism Can Be Friends'

Tavi Gevinson — high school junior, media baron, and Taylor Swift Number One Fan — talks in a new interview about her plans for Rookie, why she's going to college, and why she won't accept ads for "anti-aging, wrinkle shit." » 4/16/13 6:40pm 4/16/13 6:40pm

Karen Elson Thinks Fashion Needs More Feminism

Supermodel and musician Karen Elson popped up over at Rookie to answer advice questions from teen readers. Elson offered reassurance to one teen who was feeling self-conscious about her tooth gap, gave another advice about how to have a more constructive relationship with her mother (boundaries!), and helped out a… » 3/29/13 5:10pm 3/29/13 5:10pm

Tavi Gevinson Acts, Sings in New Animated Short Cadaver (with…

We saw the trailer and heard the song — a sweet, winsome cover of Neil Young's "Heart of Gold" — and now it's here. Director Jonah Ansell's animated short Cadaver tells the story of a medical-school cadaver (voiced by Christopher Lloyd) who suddenly reanimates as a student (Tavi Gevinson) begins to dissect his body,… » 1/17/13 6:20pm 1/17/13 6:20pm

Tavi Gevinson Teaches Jimmy Fallon How to Bitchface

Tavi Gevinson, the 16-year-old fashion and editorial wunderkind behind the über cool teen website Rookie, was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to promote her new book Rookie Yearbook One. As if she wasn't impressive enough, Gevinson managed to bowl Fallon and the entire audience over with her charm and… » 9/12/12 11:15am 9/12/12 11:15am

Tavi Gevinson Graces Cover of Bust, Talks Feminism and Mean Girls

16-year-old Tavi Gevinson is on the cover of Bust magazine and this week's New York Times Style section. The blogger and Rookie editor talks to the former about her interest in fashion, feminist conversion experience, and college plans. The Times tagged along on Rookie's recent road trip of readings and events across… » 7/30/12 2:35pm 7/30/12 2:35pm

Jon Hamm's Dating Advice to Teenage Girls: Everybody Farts

Jon Hamm recently took the hot seat in Rookie Mag's feature Ask a Grown Man to dispense dating advice to young girls. How does Rookie always score the best guests? The answer, I suspect, is Tavi. It always comes back to Tavi. » 5/09/12 3:40pm 5/09/12 3:40pm

Watch Tavi Gevinson Talk About My So-Called Life, Freaks and Geeks, and…

Rookie founder and high school student Tavi Gevinson gave a talk at a TEDxTeen event about "strong female characters," feminism, and how the narrow ways in which popular culture views women impacts teen girls, both in fiction and in real life. It's funny and astute, and Gevinson calls for more TV shows with… » 4/12/12 6:30pm 4/12/12 6:30pm

Tavi Gevinson Sang Neil Young Last Night

When I woke up this morning, I was pretty sure that I had dreamed the whole part of last night where I went to a remarkably friendly and not-too-crowded fashion party at the Standard hotel and drank vodka from a beaker that was served to me by a bartender in a white lab coat and danced to the Spice Girls and… » 2/13/12 6:10pm 2/13/12 6:10pm

Hear Tavi Gevinson Sing Neil Young

Because it's a Wednesday, so why not? We already knew Tavi Gevinson could sing, but the 15-year-old editor-in-chief of Rookie — along with Kathy Bates and Christopher Lloyd — also voices a forthcoming animated short film called Cadaver. In one scene, her character sings Neil Young's "Heart of Gold," the favorite… » 2/01/12 5:20pm 2/01/12 5:20pm

Tavi Gevinson Has A Really Lovely Singing Voice

Tavi Gevinson, the 15-year-old editor, blogger, fashion writer, friend of Iris Apfel, mentee of Ira Glass, Jezebel contributor, and wearer of hats, can add one more item to her list of achievements and talents: the girl can sing. Here she is doing a pretty great rendition of "A Case of You" by Joni Mitchell. » 11/29/11 9:04pm 11/29/11 9:04pm