Raising a teenager is like being a Kremlinologist during the Cold War. For those trying to navigate, here's a primer on how to attend the prom at one suburban New York high school. At least these appear to have been the rules yesterday. They may have changed by today.
The Enchanted Closet gives young women without the means to afford their own prom dress the chance to experience this rite of passage and outfits them with all they need to make their prom a night they will never forget.
Months ago, I accepted a prom date from a boy who is also a senior and lives in my neighborhood. Now, the prom is coming up in a week and I would rather stay home then go with this kid.
While most of this publication's readers are obsessing over national party politics, the youth of America are worrying about a very different sort of party: prom.
In the proverbial blink of an eye, 18 years had zoomed by since I stood gazing at this unfamiliar object in the hospital nursery. That little seven-pound bundle grew up. Nicely.
Sure, Boy Prom Moms avoid the dress drama and vetoes, but that's little consolation for the boring tuxedo experience. Not to mention transportation and after-party negotiations...
We had resolved to go to the prom. It was exclusively research for our new movie, 21 Jump Street, which is based on a TV program that no one now in high school knows existed, along with Mr. T cereal and Michael Dukakis.
For every teen, prom season brings up a flurry of first-time emotions. Will that dreamy boy ask me out? For gay teens, those emotions are magnified by the fact that we know deep down that dreamy boy will never ask us.
For one night, quiet is a rare commodity at the New York Public Library as Anti-Prom takes over the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
What makes a perfect prom? Your parents will tell you it's about having fun. Your teachers will tell you it's about the milestone. Your friends will tell you it's about getting trashed. They're all lying.
Unlike my doomsday prom invitation, these elaborately popped questions are dead romantic and can be kind of expensive, too. They are proof that chivalry abides.
The current concept of prom just seems so empty. Teenagers get dressed up to go to a dance at a fancy location. It encourages social inclusion or exclusion based on your ability or inability to snag a date.
What about the thousands of teen girls whose parents don't have the dollars signs to afford those luxuries, but still want their daughters to feel like the perfect prom queen that day?
Prom season is upon us and what better time for Forever 21 to unleash a parade of instantly regrettable dresses? Meet the future focal points of pictures that will forever mar the precious memories from prom, 2011.
Well, another year has come and gone. But don't be down about it! Tis the season for merriment! Just ask my Aunt Carol. She LOVES Christmas. She's als...
I recently wrote about Derrick Martin, the gay teenager from Georgia who sparked a media firestorm when he asked to bring another boy to prom, and who has turned his experience into a project to help other LGBT youth in crisis.