13 Reasons Why Will Return to Netflix for a Second Season

Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why is the most recent, and most divisive, Beautiful Dead Girl narrative to infiltrate American popular culture. If you haven’t watched the series, you’ve likely caught wind of debates over whether its portrayal of teenage suicide glamorizes the act of taking one’s own life—and, thus, whether or…

13 Reasons Why Creators Are Standing Behind Its Graphic Depiction of Teen Suicide

Even if you haven’t willed yourself into watching all 13 episodes of 13 Reasons Why on Netflix yet, it’s likely you can’t avoid seeing stories about it online. The teen drama—based on author Jay Asher’s YA novel about a high schooler who leaves behind a set of explanatory tapes about why she committed suicide—plays…

Photographer David Hamilton Dies By Suicide After Several Women Say He Raped Them as Teenagers 

A British photographer who is being delicately labeled as “controversial” in news reports has died at his home in Paris, days after several women who once modeled for him accused him of rape. David Hamilton was known for his nude photos of young girls, many in their early teens. Police have declared his death a…

11-Year-Old Brain Tumor Survivor Dies By Suicide After Relentless Bullying Over Her 'Crooked' Smile 

An 11-year-old Ohio girl who survived a brain tumor died by suicide in October after years of bullying by her classmates. Bethany Thompson had nerve damage after undergoing radiation treatments when she was just three years old. The treatments made her smile “crooked,” her mother says, which along with her curly hair…