Articles tagged adolescence

Things Strange: The Dungeon Master of ‘Stranger Things’

Stranger Things crafts something wholly individual out of the chrysalis of the past, turning the comfort of nostalgia against itself.

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Californium: Another Story of Adolescent Angst—With Guitars

Californium is a Frankenstein’s monster of coming-of-age stories, its many moving parts borrowed and reassembled from stock, clichéd characters and plot devices.

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A Rural Youth is Curated in John Updike’s ‘Olinger Stories’

John Updike is able to highlight the details of domestic life in a way that turns the mundane into something sacred and significant.

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20 Jan 2011 // 10:00 PM

The Stigma of Synth: My Secret Life with Depeche Mode

With no girls to flirt with or ask out, how was an all-male prep school boy going to step outside the shadow of his favorite leather-bearing, lipstick-wearing band and establish his heterosexuality? Easy. Take his fandom into the closet and deny, deny, deny.

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A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White

The narrator's voice -- by turns lyrical and brutal, expansive and introspective -- is White's greatest triumph, elevating what could have been a cliché into a fascinating study of sexual reckoning.

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//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.

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