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The Hunger Gamesnew

Hungry for more.
East Bay Express  |  Kelly Vance  |  03-31-2012  |  Reviews

Divided We Fall: The Killing of James Craig Andersonnew

In the aftermath of an alleged hate crime, a community examines itself about a troubled teenage bully and a legacy of racism.
Jackson Free Press  |  Lacey McLaughlin  |  10-10-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Using Yoga to Help Young People Break the Cycle of Violencenew

The Oakland-based Niroga Institute seeks to take yoga out of the world of the pale, privileged, and pliable. Giving thought to where, how, and to whom yoga is taught, the institute aims to make the practice a tool for healing communities at their sorest points.
East Bay Express  |  Marcy Rein  |  12-30-2009  |  Sports

'American Teen' Asks 'Do We Ever Grow Up?'new

Some of the things the kids do on camera are the kinds of things they'd never, ever do if they thought their parents were watching. And, some of the things they say on camera are the kinds of things they'd never, ever say to a parent's face. That's why adults would get more out of this film than teenagers.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  MaryAnn Johanson  |  07-29-2008  |  Reviews

Lily Koppel's Quest to Return a Diarynew

While reading the diary, Koppel discovered a vivacious, curious young woman growing up in New York during the tail end of the 1920s who was constantly searching for an identity and questioning her thoughts and emotions.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Josh Marx  |  07-29-2008  |  Nonfiction

Young-Adult Fiction: 'American Teen'new

High school heroes and zeros roam the halls of alleged documentary.
L.A. Weekly  |  Ella Taylor  |  07-25-2008  |  Reviews

Nanette Burstein Pretends to Document Our Country's Soul in 'American Teen'new

Not exactly a humanist document, American Teen actually belongs to the Disaster Movie genre. It gathers a mixed group of high school students in their senior year—a preppie, a jock, a nerd, a princess (The Breakfast Club cliches)--and leers at their hostility to each other.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  07-24-2008  |  Reviews

Crashing Director Jason Freeland's 'Garden Party'new

Even though for some weird reason Garden Party's being marketed all over MySpace as a teen drama, writer/director Freeland's foray into the dirty underpinnings of Los Angeles, is, in fact, a quirky indie flick about the morally ambiguous reality of chasing the Hollywood dream.
The Portland Mercury  |  Kiala Kazebee  |  07-10-2008  |  Reviews

Trendzilla: Beyond Bad Denim Flaresnew

More and more often these days, I find myself elbowing girls 10, 15 years younger than I am out of the way at sales racks for the last Anna Sui blouse in my size.
OC Weekly  |  Vickie Chang  |  06-03-2008  |  Fashion

Founder of Program for Catholic Teens Bustednew

Monsignor Dale Fushek faces 10 misdemeanor counts of sexual misconduct with boys and young men.
Phoenix New Times  |  Robert Nelson  |  12-09-2005  |  Religion

Under 18? Stay Homenew

Curfews, anti-skateboarding rules, closed school grounds..... What’s a teen to do?
Metroland  |  Rick Marshall  |  08-09-2005  |  Children & Families

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