Twitter Ragers, Bomb Threats, Selfies: Teens Now Are Dumber Than Ever

Maybe it's because spring finally arrived, and summer's finally in sight. Maybe it's hormones, or maybe it's just the angst of youth. But for some reason, teens are absolutely, undeniably out of control right now. Forget peak beard—we're at peak dumb teen. » 4/17/14 11:25am 4/17/14 11:25am

Teens Are Abandoning Malls for Restaurants

Add Mallrats to the list of things you're going to have to explain to bored high schoolers volunteering at your retirement home in 60 years, because teens just don't hang out at the mall anymore. Silly millennials can't even appreciate the simple pleasures of cruising PacSun with a hot pretzel and a fountain soda. » 4/11/14 7:00pm 4/11/14 7:00pm

Do Teenage Girls and Middle-Aged Men Make the Best TV Characters?

New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum recently sat down and talked with Anaheed Alani for "Why Can't I Be You," a regular Rookie column where Anaheed interviews women about their exciting or inspiring careers. During their talk, the women discussed Nussbaum's preference for strongly written teen shows like Freaks… » 4/10/14 5:45pm 4/10/14 5:45pm

Popular Teens Are Victims of Bullying, Too

It seems like a stupid April Fool's headline, but a recent study has actually found that teens who are in with the in-crowd are "unnoticed victims of school-based aggression." As they work their way up high school's social ladder and increase their status, kids' chances of being bullied increases by more than 25 percent. » 4/01/14 11:40am 4/01/14 11:40am

Being a #Teen in the Middle Ages Was the Worst

Ditch all your "uphill in the snow both ways" stories, because there's a new, wonderful way to remind the teens in your life just how easy they've got it: Tell them how miserable it was to be a teenager in Medieval Europe. Because mom wasn't giving you gas money and there was a good chance you'd die of the plague, too. » 3/24/14 12:50pm 3/24/14 12:50pm

My Mad Fat Diary Is the Best Teen Drama You've Probably Never Heard Of

Unless you live in Great Britain or pride yourself on keeping up on foreign teen dramas like I do, chances are you've been sadly unaware of My Mad Fat Diary, the heartwarming and dark U.K. television series that's about to enter its second season on February 17. But there's good news! While it might be the case that… » 2/07/14 5:20pm 2/07/14 5:20pm

Genius Teen Replaces All Family Photos with Pictures of Kanye West

If you're looking for a way to prank your parents the next time you're back home, you might want to consider ripping off young Twitter upstart @samiwert. Recently, when the teen's parents were out of the house for an afternoon, Sami replaced all of the family photos with Google-searched images of a despondent-looking… » 2/06/14 3:31pm 2/06/14 3:31pm

Story of Teen Killing 43-Year-Old Boyfriend Is 11 Flavors of Bonkers

Today, USAToday and local media reported that a 16-year-old girl is being tried as an adult in the case of the murder of her 43-year-old boyfriend, who she killed "during sex" while her mother was in the other room. Missing from the story? Arizona's age of consent, which is 18. Everyone just kind of glossed over that. » 1/23/14 2:00pm 1/23/14 2:00pm

Teen Boys Reek of Cologne and Teen Girls Can't Stand It

To all the high school aged boys out there reading Jezebel (a.k.a Michael Jennings in Akron, Ohio): It's time for you to lay off the scents. I know Axe and Old Spice are telling you that you have to lay it on thick to be cool and datable, but they are lying. These colognes do not make you more appealing. They actually… » 1/07/14 4:15pm 1/07/14 4:15pm