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BEA 2012: Young Adult Editor's Buzz

Lisa Parkin | Posted 08.08.2012 | Books
Lisa Parkin

You can't walk two feet at BookExpo America without stumbling on a hot new read showcased at one of the 1,000 booths inside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Dear Teen Me: You'll Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.05.2012 | Teen

Legendary writer Joan Didion once said, "Was anyone ever so young? I am here to tell you that someone was.” That's exactly the goal of "Dear...

YA Cover Girls on Top

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 06.17.2012 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

There is a contradiction in the fact that even though YA bloggers are engaging in the confidence-building act of expressing their opinions about books, they value book covers that reinforce an image of beauty unattainable to most girls.

YA Books Adults Will Love

Leah Konen | Posted 06.02.2012 | Books
Leah Konen

Author Joel Stein argues that adults should read books written for adults, and stay away from any book marketed to children and teens, while Lev Grossman offers a defense of the genre, praising its rich storytelling, descriptive clarity and more. Our take: Why not read for yourself and decide?

Seven Reasons Why Young Adults Quit Church

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.13.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Sometimes the hurtful act is specific, like when my youth leader threw a Bible at me for asking the wrong questions. Sometimes it's rhetorical, either from the pulpit, in a small group study or over a meal.

Elizabeth Reaser on Broadway, Breasts and Playing Opposite the Big Boys -- Brave and True

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 04.27.2012 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Elizabeth Reaser talks a little about the sexuality of this role and the physical challenge of playing both a young teen and a grown woman who is particularly well-endowed.

What Is It About 20-somethings? I Don't Know, But Please Stop Asking Me

Ilana Ross | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Ilana Ross

Every older generation has thought the younger generation silly or frivolous. I don't have evidential proof of this, but every time I watch Fiddler on the Roof, I'm reminded that the clash of generations is a universal and timeless theme!

Undocuhealth.org: Addressing Rampant Depression Throughout Undocumented Communities

Turnstyle | Posted 04.18.2012 | Impact
Turnstyle

By: Robyn Gee Tracking 11 million undocumented persons in a country is tough. But one professor, Dr. Roberto Gonzales, tried to do exactly that. And...

Dogs Are Taking Over Hollywood

AP | By SANDY COHEN | Posted 02.08.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- With Uggie stealing hearts in "The Artist," snagging the spotlight at celebrity events and reportedly preparing for a sketch with Oscar...

Diablo Cody Talks Women in Film, Career at 2012 Athena Film Festival

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.01.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

I was able to use sex to get attention. I've been a writer my entire life. Nobody paid one wit of attention to me until I started writing about sex. To me that is very telling.

Letting Go, Part 67

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

I'm excited for my son to leave. I don't mean that literally; a part of me would like nothing more than for him to live at home and go to college down the road. But bigger than that is the undeniable feeling of joy that I get from watching him step further into his own life.

Add These to Your Oscars List...

Emma Seligman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Emma Seligman

Although there were some fantastic films I didn't expect to see on the nomination lists, like Midnight in Paris, I'm going to put in my two cents for the names that weren't called.

Are The Oscars Irrelevant? Awards Ignore A New Generation

Jordan Zakarin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Jordan Zakarin

I'm going to make an outrageous Oscars prediction, and it has nothing to do with the winners. When the 89th annual Academy Awards air, the most coveted viewership demographic will be watching anything but the Hollywood awards show.

ReThink Review: Young Adult -- The Return of the (Prom) Queen

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.20.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Young Adult is clearly set up as award bait for Charlize Theron, who gets the chance to be unlikable in almost every way.

The Artist Wins Best Picture Comedy Or Musical At The Golden Globes!

Posted 01.15.2012 | Entertainment

"The Artist" has danced away with the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Picture, Comedy or Musical. A black and white, silent film may seem an unlik...

Michelle Williams Wins Best Actress In A Comedy Or Musical At The Golden Globes!

Posted 01.15.2012 | Entertainment

Michelle Williams has won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical. The 31-year old star played Marilyn Monroe in "My Week With Mar...

WATCH: 'Little Drummer Boy' Makes No Sense

Posted 12.21.2011 | Comedy

Most Christmas songs exist as part of our collective unconsciousness, so we don't exactly put a magnifying glass to the lyrics to examine them for log...

Patton Oswalt Terrified By Sex Scene With Charlize Theron

Posted 02.19.2012 | TV

Sex scenes are intimidating for any actor, but it was worse for Patton Oswalt. On "Chelsea Lately" (Weeknights, 11 p.m. ET on E!), he explained how qu...

My Lunch With Charlize Theron of Young Adult

Jay Weston | Posted 02.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

After taking a sabbatical for three years ("I was happily busy doing other creative things"), Charlize Theron is back in a stunning new movie, Young Adult, and I am delighted to report that it is a real winner in every respect.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Jason Reitman on Young Adult

Dan Persons | Posted 02.15.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Bless screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman their twisted, little hearts. Young Adult isn't season-specific, but it does serve as a healthy counterbalance to all that holiday growth and belonging.

The Delightful Darkness Of 'Young Adult'

Posted 02.15.2012 | Entertainment

"Young Adult," the new film from screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman, offers a chilling twist on a time-tested formula. Our heroine, i...

PHOTOS: Love It Or Leave It?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.16.2011 | Style

Screenwriters tend to stay, well, behind the screen. Most moviegoers don't usually know what the screenwriters' names are, much less recognize them by...

The 10 Best Films of 2011

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.11.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Descendants is my favorite film of the year for its ability to find the pain, dignity and humor in the story of a man watching his way of life die, even as he has to act as steward to its demise.

YA Author Surprised By 'Young Adult'

Maureen Johnson | Posted 02.08.2012 | Books
Maureen Johnson

The previews of Young Adult suggested a light rom-com. I was in no way prepared for what I got.

'Young Adult' Writer Diablo Cody: We Never Really Grow Up

| Posted 12.09.2011 | Books

By Margaret Bristol for Bookish: In 2007, Diablo Cody won over adults and teens alike with her Academy Award-winning screenplay for "Juno" -- bring...