Table of Contents
Sunday Comic: Simple ThingsSometimes it helps to count them.
Sunday Comic: The Best Song Ever #7The pains of being a plus-one.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: The Lonely DollMy obsession with Dare Wright and her complicated creation.
Postcards From the Edge of InnocenceBooks that helped us come of age.
Sunday Comic: Period DramaThere's this horrible thing that I have to endure.
April 3, 2013Spring can really hang you up.
April 10, 2013Dreams and nightmares do come true.
April 17, 2013All anybody wants to do is connect.
April 24, 2013"Some things are hard to write about." —Sylvia Plath
Down by the WaterCalling on a friend on the edge of the country.
Child's PlayWhy let kids have all the fun?
Remember (Walkin' in the Sand)The desert keeps its secrets.
Gotta Catch ’Em AllMilestone trading cards.
First DateThe promise of a perfect day.
The Royal PartyThe girls with the most cake.
ImmersionMore photos from Sandy's time in Buenos Aires.
Gentle on My MindLet's make some old memories.
The Good WitchesPhotos inspired by a Swedish Easter tradition.
Film StillsMoments from an imaginary movie.
All Days Are NightsA South by Southwest diary, in photographic form.
Ariana in RookielandCuriouser and curiouser.
When We Were YoungApril's background-image nostalgia.
DIY: Bury Your SecretsA miniature treasure to keep to yourself or share with a friend.
Secret SharersStuff we've never dared divulge...until now.
Moves Like Jagger (and Bowie)Our last prom-preparation post of 2013 is also a bedroom-dancing-inspiration post for all time.
Hearts BreakMy fear of death is why I’ve been in therapy basically since the day I was born.
Childlike Not ChildishOne of them makes you a jerk, the other makes you awesome.
Black Girl LessonsA tragically inevitable rite of passage.
A Mind of My OwnComing out of my five-year break from the whole entire world.
Baby in a CornerOn being a perpetual kid.
A Night to Kinda Sorta RememberStories of proms that didn't go so well. The moral? Pretty in Pink is a really good movie.
The Importance of Angsty ArtSometimes it's good to be bad.
Innocence Lost & FoundAt the age of 16, I already felt angry, cynical, and old.
Out From Under the InfluenceThe first time I got drunk, all I could think about was ending up like my mother.
Manic Pixie PanicLiking cute things doesn't make me shallow.
When Good Things Happen to Other PeopleHow to handle jealousy.
You're the One for MeA love letter to my biggest friend crush.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: The Cosby ShowI even liked Sondra, the boring one.
Period PiecesMovies and TV shows about history, youth, and coming of age.
Stay Curious: An Interview With Molly Ringwald"I felt like the most ill-equipped teenager out there."
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Ancient PSAsIncluding the most disturbing and wonderful cautionary video ever made.
Naïve MelodiesMusic about ages of innocence, and about our own A's of O.
Friday Playlist: Twee PartySugary-sweet songs about feelings.
Sunday Video: Band of HorsesTwo of the nicest guys we've ever met play beautiful songs just for you.
Friday Playlist: Hanging Out With Hester PrynneSongs for the lady in red.
Friday Playlist: Bubblegum JukeboxForty-two minutes of pure sugar rush.
Friday Playlist: Kidz BopDon'tcha just wanna pinch their li'l cheeks?
The Complete Guide to KissingSmooch unto others as you would have them smooch unto you.
Have It Your WayChoosing the path less taken (but more fun).
Sex: A Love StoryA history of my ideas about doing it.
Learning the Face-ics, Special Edition: Prom!Part One: Classic Hollywood glamour.
Going NaturalI thought relaxing my hair was the only option.
Learning the Face-ics, Special Edition: Prom!Part Two: Lips like whoa.
Learning the Face-ics, Special Edition: Prom!Part Three: Glitterfy your eyes.
In BloomStyle ideas from girls who'll be women soon.
Damn Girl Ya Look GoodProm edition!
Ask a Grown Man: Thom Yorke and Nigel GodrichIn which the two guys behind Atoms for Peace take a break from making music to work on your love lives.
Just WonderingGirls who like boys but not that way, girls who like boys who like boys who don't like girls, and a "What should I do with my life??!?" kind of question.
Just WonderingBoys, smooching, and a lot of talk about masturbation.
Let's Pretend It's SummerWe just can't wait any longer.
Someday Our Youth Will Be Behind UsOur inaugural edition of reader poetry.
Friend CrushApril 2013: Laura and Laurie
Editor's LetterApril 2013: Age of Innocence
No More Nice GirlsHijacking the backhanded "compliments" that have been bumming me out.
Saturday Links: Mad Men Anticipation EditonCounting the days till (and the anachronisms in) Mad Men. Plus: Ebert's trash-terpiece, Mark Twain's advice to girls, and an Easter miracle.
Saturday Links: Bury Me in Sequins and Cheshire Cats EditionClothes from our trippiest dreams, popsicle existentialism, guinea pigs of various species, and more.
Pieces of MeDrawings and poems.
Saturday Links: Ask Amy EditionAdvice for when you're feeling bombarded by pictures, a new movie about why you exist, and more.
What I Wish I Knew About My PeriodPointers for those who menstruate, or are about to.
Saturday Links: Moment of Bluth EditionThe triumphant return of Arrested Development, and other things that will make you love life more.