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Articles tagged coming of age

Tuesday, July 30 2013

‘Ginger & Rosa’ Revel in the Possibilities of ‘60s London

London teens Ginger and Rosa are on the cusp of adulthood as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms. Confronted by the possibilities of a changing world, the girls struggle to find their separate identities while maintaining their friendship.


Sunday, June 9 2013

Changing Identities and Traditional Family Ideals Are Explored in ‘Mosquita y Mari’

In her first feature film, Aurora Guerrero introduces us to a pair of Chicana teens who develop intense feelings for one another. By telling the story of Mosquita y Mari, Guerrero crosses a new frontier in Chicano cinema.


Tuesday, September 1 2009

Adventureland

A hugely enjoyable blend of humor and agony that captures the confused, painful, but open-ended state of late adolescence.


Monday, July 7 2008

All the Sad Young Literary Men by Keith Gessen

Gessen's writing most resembles F. Scott Fitzgerald’s in the struggle to represent youth and beauty without succumbing fully and uncritically to their seduction.


Tuesday, April 17 2007

Hick by Andrea Portes

Hers is the journey of a lost teenager, but it's far from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.


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