adolescence

Meat Loaf Was the Voice of Horny, Insecure Teen Boys Everywhere

The late superstar’s ‘Bat Out of Hell’ remains a ridiculous, incredibly honest portrait of what it’s like to be young and full of hormones you can’t understand or control

Boys Will Be Boys? A Conversation With the Director of the Disturbing Adolescent Drama ‘John and the Hole’

Pascual Sisto talks about the inherent cruelty of teenage boys, the dangers of families that don’t communicate and why he didn’t want to diagnose his darkly troubled protagonist

‘Alex Wheatle’ Is a Luck Story

Chronicling the acclaimed British author’s difficult formative years, the latest installment in the ‘Small Axe’ anthology asks how much the randomness of chance influences our fate

What Kids Did All Day in the Year 2000

The youth of today want to know how we passed the time before smartphones