Nightmare material: NY Mag’s in-depth exploration of the crime in which two 12-year-old girls stabbed a playmate to appease “Slender Man” is essential true-crime reading; though their victim survived, the case evokes the fantasy-driven killing that inspired Heavenly Creatures, but with a distressingly modern twist.
It's hard to be a teenager. Everybody wants to shape you in their own image, other kids are horrible, and your hormones are running out of control. So it's only fair that fiction reflects the turbulence of adolesence — but sometimes, it goes too far. Who's the most aggravating adolescent in science fiction or fantasy?
Being a teenager is as infuriating as it is amazing. Caught between childhood and adulthood, adolescents often have fully developed bodies, but their brains are still under construction. Here's what neuroscience is learning about the remarkable teenage brain, and how it affects behavior.
We hear a lot about the downside of plugged-in teenagers — the anxiety the experience on social media, sexting, cyberbullying — but that doesn't mean that teens don't feel some psychological benefits from all that time spent online. In fact, a recent study found that good old fashioned blogging can actually function…
Back in 2006, teenagers listed to clips from 120 unknown artists as part of a scientific study. One of those artists happened to be future American Idol winner Kris Allen. Could this study have predicted his future success?
Some teenage girls face bigger questions than whether to sit in the front or back seat — like whether to end you with their incredible superpowers.
Two peppy, Aryan teenagers learn how tomorrow's communication technology will help us live happily ever after in "Century 21 Calling," a Bell Telephone promo film shot at the Seattle World's Fair in 1964. After disembarking the monorail, the kids run through the fairgrounds, gawking at foreigners and passing up the…