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

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… » 11/12/13 10:40pm 11/12/13 10:40pm

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

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

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 "Mmmbop"… » 2/13/12 6:10pm 2/13/12 6:10pm

Tavi Gevinson Supports Restricting Runway Work To Models Over 16

I learned last night that when you get Iris Apfel and Ira Glass in the same room, good things happen. The party co-hosted by Tavi Gevinson and Ari Seth Cohen, the man behind the old-people-with-a-mad-knack-for-dressing-up blog Advanced Style, is the most fun fashion party I've been to in a while. There were home-made… » 9/15/11 6:15pm 9/15/11 6:15pm