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Inspired by memories of his own childhood in the UK—part joy, part Lord of the Flies—a photographer studies playgrounds around the world.
Prom is a big night for many teenagers, full of firsts. First corsage. First big dance. Never mind first time in a limo—with disastrous results.
Love of food can be love’s most sincere form—especially when avocados are involved—but also bittersweet if paired with departure.
When insomnia and technological convenience collide, a lifetime of binge reading reaches its full potential.
Paintings of peculiar worlds where butterflies sizzle in frying pans. The more you pay attention, the less you’ll understand.
Writers who haven’t quit their day jobs, who cram in the writing hours around full-time work, discuss juggling office life, family, and creativity.
At 36, a schoolteacher learns how to ride a bicycle from his former student, who’s still struggling to succeed in school programs that value order above all else.
New clothes, AP classes, middle-aged angst. A New York City mom reflects on being pulverized by the first day of school.
YouTube tutorials are the classrooms of the 21st century. Are they enough to make you a better person?
At one school, the popular girls were called the “chicken patties,” but the jocks were just the “jocks.” How teenage crowds get named.