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Wednesday, September 7, 2011These four Real! Teenage! Girls!—Minna, Dylan, Naomi and Katherine—will be keeping weekly diaries for us, posted every Wednesday. This week: Hello, Rookies! Plus: Katherine's grandmother buys her a thong.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011Life updates from Minna, Dylan, Naomi, and Katherine.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011Crushes and hair dilemmas on the corner of Dream Avenue and Believe Street.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011Minna dreamed of meat. Dylan had a summer fling. And more.
Goodbye to SummerWe'll miss you! A photo album by Olivia Bee.
Younger Than YesterdayThe kind of day when you don't wanna get called inside for dinner.
You're My Pop QueenWouldn't it be awesome to be in a Clueless-themed girl gang?
Your Regular Dose of StalkageOlivia was supposed to do a feature on street style in the Netherlands for us but then she got sucked into just general people watching. We're not mad, because look! Aren't these people INTRIGUING?
Beginnings' EndHere's a better look at all those lovely pictures.
There Was No Creek and I'm Still AliveIf my father could have had his way, he would have raised me in a box with a hole for air and food.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: StickersYep. Stickers.
Get Your Back-to-School Body!Feel like Criss Angel with these super-sneaky tricks to play on your appetite!
Happy Birthday to YouIn honor of the three guys who guided my growing.
Skateboarding for BeginnersWhat could be funner (or cuter or superer) than learning to skate with Supercute!?
Today, I Am a FreshmanOur staff remember the very first day of their very first year of high school.
Great Expectations“If school days are the happiest days of your life, I’m hanging myself with my skip-rope tonight.” —Jackie O at 16, in a 1945 note to her boyfriend
Higher LearningRemembrances of the first year of high school, and advice for getting through your own, from some of our favorite grown-ups.
Getting Over Girl HateHow to rid yourself of your resentment and jealousy toward that one girl.
Let It OutOur guide to stomping out stress, exorcising your demons and restoring your sanity after a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day … or week … or year.
Joe Loves GirlsFor the readers neither teenage nor girl.
I Was a Teenage ActivistThe amazingly true stories of five young women who make teenage girls everywhere look good.
Hands OffMy first feminist action.
An Earnest Attempt to Humanize Bullies, Part 1Trying to talk seriously about bullying is hard. The word alone sounds cheesy. This is the first in a series of posts in which we try to have that conversation.
Lesson LearnedCrushing on teachers was my hobby, and I was good at it.
First Encounters With the Male GazeHere's what the big deal is.
Cartoon Characters and Their Teenage Alter Egos: A ListRugrats' "All Grown Up," applied to our other childhood TV heroes.
Characters to Channel for ConfidenceBadasses that I will never be.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: PromYou're not too cool for it, OK?
Keep Your Eye on the Girl to the SideAn appreciation of smart-alecky best friends, plucky sidekicks and supporting castwomen everywhere.
How to Turn Your Life Into a Coming-of-Age MovieSimply pick your genre and follow the chart accordingly.
Doing It on TelevisionTwo shows, two very different first times.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: One Life to LiveOne of the longest relationships of my life is with a TV show that just keeps on giving.
Aubrey Plaza: Phantom RaiderOur favorite stare master discusses her cheery alter ego, lab safety, and Justin Bieber’s subconscious penchant for vaginas.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: iCarlyIt has spaghetti tacos, you guys.
Eyes on ThisHave you figured out yet that our reviews are based not on release dates but on our monthly theme? Probably. If not: these things, new and old, are about beginnings!
Heart on My SleevesIf you have eight T-shirts to spare, then I’ll tell you the story of my life.
Make Some NoiseAli Koehler talks about songwriting, Riot Grrrl, and Rock Band.
For Those About to RockHow to buy your first electric guitar.
September SongsMusic we like that feels so right.
Friday Playlist: First LoveThe audio equivalent of a romance novel.
Theme Song: September 2011"Superrookie" by Supercute!
Friday Playlist: Elizabeth's September MixA selection of feel-good fall music.
Friday Playlist: Hanging Out With the PlasticsAn awesome mix of awesomeness.
Heart FactoryAn interview with Renaissance mind-blower Carrie Brownstein.
Friday Playlist: For BeginnersSongs about beginnings, first times, and back-to-school, suggested by our staff.
The First TimeNot that one! Well, not just that one.
First KissTen years after the fact, Jenny interviews the first boy she ever smooched.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T & How I Found Out What It Meant to MeOr, why it’s good to be the one who got away.
A Super-Classy Gentleman’s Guide to Being a Classy FellowThe subtle art of seduction.
We Like It ToughGo back to school looking like a cool babe from the ’50s, why not.
School SpiritAdmit it—you're excited for school to start. If not, at least you have knee socks and plaid skirts to look forward to.
Because You CanOur monthly column where Leeann gives you easy ideas for having more fun with your clothings.
Role ModelsPower suits: high school edition.
Doll PartsSugar and spice and everything nice.
Subtly Magical Nail ArtA glitter-gradient manicure so easy even Marie could do it.
Articles of Cute Clothing I’ve Seen in Movies That I Would KILL For: A ListMmm, clothes.
Secret Style Icon: Molly O’HareYou're never fully dressed without a sardonic half-smile.
People Talking About and Taking Pictures of StuffOur current recommendations of creative folks online and making zines.
Go Ask ArfinDoes sex sell?
Ask a Grown Man: Kurt BraunohlerInaugural edition.
Just WonderingWhere we answer your questions with only a little more sophistication than the good people of Yahoo! Answers.
Friend CrushSeptember 2011: Ambar & Ella