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December 7, 2011Hear ye, hear ye! Please welcome new diarist RUBY! Also: Katherine farts.
December 14, 2011FINAAAAAAALS!!! Plus: the greatness of Heathers and cookies.
December 21, 2011Ruby makes a discovery, Dylan kicks some ass, Katherine goes for a walk!, Naomi LOVES CHRISTMAS, and Minna has what looks like a spectacular week.
December 28, 2011All manner of year-end anxieties, and anxiety-enders. Plus: Ruby dyes her hair!
Annie's RoomEleanor told us her friend Annie's room was amazing, and she was right. Here, Annie gives us a tour.
A Hazy Shade of WinterPetra's Narnia-like photos for this month.
Home Is Just a WordStills from a movie that exists only in Petra's imagination.
Winter Is All Over YouOlivia's winter-vacation photo diary.
Winter WonderlandAll of our backgrounds used the month of December for our "Home" theme.
The Evolution of My BrotherWhen would I finally get it—that I was the one he needed to be protected from.
The Surge We NeedA short story by a reader.
Holiday Candy RoundupWhat to eat and what to regift from your stocking (or the ordained candy receptacle of your personal faith) this year.
Jamie's Gift Bag: Dollar Store EditionThroughout this month, we'll be featuring weekly gift ideas by Jamie. This week: cheap thrills.
How to Be a Happy HomebodyMake your own fun.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: FortsYou need this handy guide now more than ever.
Hazel Loves ChristmasBad puns we thought of as alternate titles: "Oy to the World" and "Do You Schmear What I Schmear?"
Jamie’s Gift Bag: DIY Ideas No Matter How Broke You AreLUXURIATE in this LUXURY!
Heart-Shaped BoxA care-package checklist for gifting faraway friends.
Where to Find Cool Stuff for Your WallsIf these walls could talk, they'd be like, "Wow, I am covered in art!"
Christmas Is CreepyDisagree? Read on.
Some Place Like HomeHow to make your dorm room feel a little cozier and a little less gross.
Winter Sweaters: A TaxonomyKnow your knitwear.
Surviving a Small TownIt's not as bad as you think, we swear!
Blue ChristmasFor those for whom this isn’t the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
The Ladies’ RoomWherein I go to the TEDxWomen conference, MEET GLORIA STEINEM, and figure some stuff out.
You Are HereA map of memories.
Pop Culture Comfort FoodThis stuff isn’t cool, or smart, or good...but it’s the stuff that pulls you through.
About a BoyThis is the first column in a new monthly series written by a couple of our STAFF BOYS (yes we do have a few of those), about boy stuff.
One on OneDylan and Laia are both only children, and they have FEELINGS about this. Here, they chat about those feelings.
Getting Over the Suburban Teenage Wasteland BluesYou’re surrounded by gold. GOLD WE SAY.
Family TiesHere’s to the queers who raised me right.
Five Things That Fill Me With Childlike Wonder Despite My Usually Feeling Like a Crotchety Old HagBasically.
Memory LaneIt's not creepy to go through your friend's mom's life memories, right? And then share them with the world on your TEEN INTEREST site?
Home MoviesThings to watch over winter break.
How to Make Your Room Look Like a Movie(Or a book.)
How to Be Home AloneUse these tips from Kevin McCallister to get the most out of your solo time.
Tanner Family ValuesI felt cool and important because I lived in the same place as the family from Full House.
Friday Playlist: Christmas at HomeStuff to listen to while you decorate the tree or whatever weird thing it is that you do.
Theme Song: December 2011“Homesick”
Friday Playlist: Hanging Out With Margot TenenbaumSongs for our favorite chain-smoker, bath-taker, and secret-keeper.
In the BasementHome recording for the solo arteest.
Rescue Remedy: An Interview With First Aid KitThey write the songs that make me (and Patti Smith) cry.
Not Just Christmas Music(But mostly Christmas music.)
Friday Playlist: Basement TapesHome recordings.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Joni MitchellI really mean it this time!
Friday Playlist: Homeward BoundCompiled by our staff.
Friday Playlist: This Will Be Our YearA mixtape for the REAL New Year's Eve.
Because You CanCozy layering ideas for those in cold climes. (To those in hot climes: sorry this isn't applicable, but we don't feel bad for you!)
Field StudiesYou know how winter is cold but cozy but has a certain kind of smell?
Chloe Sevigny Makes Really Cute ClothesHere, a hard-hitting account! PLUS: juicy gossip about skaters from 15 years ago!
Secret Style Icon: Bob Dylan in 1965No one has ever looked cooler. I’m sorry but it’s just true.
How to Look Like Clara BowA special-guest beauty tutorial on flapper style.
Family JewelsAn ode to the movies’ crazy relatives with even crazier style.
The Internet for HermitsWhat to look at when you use the bitter cold as an excuse for staying inside on your computer all day. (We're all about healthy choices here on Rookie.)
Go Ask ArfinLesley answers questions about weirdness, sexual awkwardness, and flirting.
Ask a Grown Man: Hannibal BuressAdvice on ALL THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF BOYS, and how to deal with them.
Damn Girl Ya Look GoodThis month: hair-bleaching tips, dry lips, and ideas for androgynous boys.
Just WonderingBecause you are DYING for our OPINIONS about your LIFE.
Broken Dreams ClubGorgeous Polaroids from reader Gaby, taken in and around her hometown.
Crown PartyAll the crowns you readers sent in after our video tutorial.
Friend CrushDecember 2011: Maegan and Jocelyn
Table Ten ForeverA love letter to my middle-school friends.