Articles tagged coming of age

TIFF 2015: ‘Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)’

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) offers another way to see teen sex and desire; not as deviant and deserving of punishment, but as a step toward maturity.

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What’s So Smooth About the New Smooth Jazz?

Recent work from a group of young musicians, beautifully represented by the new Supreme Sonacy from Revive Music, makes it cool again to put out jazz that wants to be popular.

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Why Are Critics Falling All Over Deepti Kapoor’s ‘A Bad Character’?

Too many reviews of this book universalise Idha’s experience and praise it for providing a window into the Indian woman’s experience. Which women would that be?

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‘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.

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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.

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1 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM


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

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7 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

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.

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17 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

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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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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