Table of Contents
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Martha Stewart HalloweenWhen it comes to my favorite holiday, Martha does NOT mess around.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: R.L. StineHe gave me my first taste of terror.
October 5, 2011Friendship breakups, siblings and the lack thereof, and Arthur.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011Your regularly scheduled update from our diarists. Plus, a beautiful drawing by Katherine.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011Sleeping and not sleeping, stalagmites and stalactites, and good/bad news for Dylan.
October 26, 2011Dreamy picnics, dreamy boys, dreamy dreams, and daydreams that go on and on and ON.
Something in the AirA photo diary of fall.
The Secret Life of the OverlookedHow to find the hidden spots in your town.
SpellboundAnother set of witchy photos by Petra.
Creepin'RIP October! Here are all our secretive, spooky, shady backgrounds from this month.
All I WantThe more imperfect you are, the less likely I am to lose you.
Real-Live Romance Tips From a Real-Live GuySince you're always dying to know what is on the brains of 7th grade boys.
Candy Is DeliciousA short documentary by half the cast of Parks and Recreation.
Drugs for ChildrenIn honor of Halloween (and Candy Day on Rookie), we bring you candy reviews (the first installment in a continuing series).
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Famous Goth KidsWe hope their parents are as proud of them as we are (i.e., very).
Viewer Discretion AdvisedSome kids’ stuff is just tooooo scary for kids.
How to BitchfaceChannel your inner Martha Stewart with this crafty DIY.
How We Dress Does Not Mean YesA report from SlutWalk NYC.
Ghost RiderKeeping a secret doesn't make it go away. It just makes it grow and grow until it swallows you whole.
Everybody FartsTerrifying secrets of the human body!
The Season of the WitchWhy teenage girls are so dang scary.
Meet the ParentsHow to be loved by your friends' folks.
The Perks of Being a KilljoyFiguring out how to call people out on their bs.
Secrets of the Top BunkIt came from above and landed with a thud.
A Real-Life Horror StoryWarning: may cause nightmares!
An Earnest Attempt to Humanize Bullies, Part 2I was a teenage bully.
Yours to KeepHow to deal with secrets—your own and everyone else’s.
Two Blocks OverA lot of the time, it looks like a person who is depressed has nothing to be upset about.
Why the 21st Century Isn’t All That BadCheer up, you old souls.
My Dead BoyfriendRiver Phoenix and I are still going steady.
Your Teen Witch BFFIt could totally happen. Be prepared!
The Enchanting Charm of Elle FanningTaking a break from this month’s teen witches to bring you some unabashed enthusiasm.
Everything I Need to Know About Growing Up I Learned From Supernatural Teen Movies(But mostly from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.)
Don’t Be a BabysitterHorror films that taught me better.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Criss AngelWhy I can’t help loving this 43-year-old goth magician/illusionist/songwriter/escapologist/leather enthusiast.
Can I Please Say This?Jeff Garlin talks to us about ADD, eating disorders, and why adversity is the best thing that can happen to you.
Birthday Tribute: Winona Ryder(One day early.)
Movies to Watch While You Trade Candy TonightFantasy, horror, and other weirdo films that we love.
Friday Playlist: Every Day Is HalloweenFourteen songs for your inner goth.
Theme Song: Claire's Diary“Suzy’s Alright” by Claire’s Diary
Friday Playlist: Hanging Out With Ginger FitzgeraldA tribute to one of our favorite werewolves.
Friday Playlist: Dance Party FuntimesLighten up, you angsty teens.
Friday Playlist: The Lost Art of Keeping a SecretSongs about gossip, rumors, secrets, and conspiracies, chosen by our staff.
He Was Eating a Chicken Patty and He Smelled Like the WoodsThe power of secret crushes.
Never Been KissedThe joys of living single.
Do It YourselfWhat we talk about when we talk about masturbation.
Teen WitchExercise your right to roll your eyes this picture day.
Because You CanChannel your inner hobgoblin.
Detachable CollarsYour neck will feel naked after you read this.
Pretty on the OutsideLast month, Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff were nice enough to let Eleanor come backstage at Meadham Kirchhoff's Spring/Summer 2012 show in London. Here are Eleanor's photos from that day, with commentary in the captions from Edward.
Spawn-of-Satan ChicWho looked better than Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby? No one, that’s who. Except you, now that you’re gonna copy her hair and makeup.
Daydream NationSecret magic in the middle of the desert.
Crown of LoveA video tutorial.
Secret Style Icon: Edward Gorey and Everyone He Has Ever DrawnDressing like a Gashlycrumb Tiny.
Talking About the Internet, on the InternetStuff online that we like.
Go Ask ArfinCan you get over a guy who treats you bad?
Ask a Grown Man: Damian KulashSexism in the music industry and loveeeeee.
Damn Girl Ya Look GoodAdvice for round-faced, glasses-wearing, and dark-skinned beauties.
Just WonderingWe unqualifiedly (but very sincerely) answer questions from you.
There Is a Light That Never Goes OutWhat The Rocky Horror Picture Show meant to me (a lot).
Friend CrushOctober 2011: Tinotenda & Pamela
Editor’s LetterOctober 2011: Secrets