Teens Across the Country Can See the R-rated Eighth Grade for Free Tonight

Eighth Grade is one of the rare depictions of being a teenager in all its cringe-worthy glory. Acne isn’t covered up, “likes” and “uuuuhs” run wild, and 90% of the cast in the film is glued to their smartphones at all times trying out Snapchat filters. It’s a movie that should definitely be seen by the audience it…

Parkland Drama Club Students Crushed 'Seasons of Love' at the Tony Awards

The teens are better than us—this much we know. But if you need another reminder, here’s one: students from Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Drama Club lovingly brought down the house at the Tony Awards on Sunday night with an excellent rendition of the classic Rent song, “Seasons of Love.” There was…

14-Year-Old Karthik Nemmani Absolutely Slays Competition at the National Spelling Bee

Last night, 14-year-old Karthik Nemmani of McKinney, Texas, rocking rectangular glasses and a smooth bowl cut, won the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee after correctly spelling the word “koinonia,” meaning “communion.” The runner-up, Naysa Modi, was felled by the arguably much more difficult word “bewusstseinslage,”…

Teens Respond to Parents' Anti-Sex Ed Protests With Radically Sensible #SexEdLive

Across the country, as part of The Sex Ed Sit Out, parents pulled their kids out of school yesterday to protest “graphic, gender-bending sex education.” (As usual, the self-parody absolutely performs itself.) As the protest’s chief organizer, Elizabeth Johnston, told Breitbart, “A few of us moms were disgusted by the…

The Trailer for Eighth Grade Reflects Internet Angst Through the Eyes of a Teen Girl

The majority of my eighth grade memories involve moments of immense anxiety—largely related to socializing—which happens to align perfectly with my memories of right now. Comedian Bo Burnham’s directorial feature debut Eighth Grade, which I got a chance to see at Sundance, picks up on and projects many of the fears…