It resists our efforts to read it on the bus or in bed, to get lost in it, to finish it, as we were taught to do in school; even on an e-reader, it tries our twenty-first-century patience. Very long nonfiction books are typically justified by their subject matter. Not so the very long novel: impractical, gratuitous, it has to justify itself as it goes.
Billed as "a brass-knuckle punch in its startling revelation of teenage savages" and based on the book of the same name by Evan Hunter — aka crime writer Ed McBain — who drew on his own experiences as a teacher in the Bronx — Blackboard Jungle ushered in the age of the teenage delinquent. In London, Brooks's film attracted crowds of Teddy Boys, who slashed cinema seats, danced in the aisles and actually started a riot. The reason for such shocking behaviour wasn't so much the film's content, which today garners a more sober 12 rating, but because of the use of Bill Haley and the Comets' early rock'n'roll hit Rock Around the Clock, which played over the opening credits.
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In this op-ed, Briana Lawrence explores why she chose not to have sex with her boyfriend in college, and how eschewing the relationship she thought validated her led her to a deeper appreciation of her identity. I have an important announcement: When I was 17 years old I finally got a boyfriend! Cue wild applause and generous amounts of confetti, yes? But as a chunky, nerdy, black girl, there was a part of me that felt like I had something to prove, and having a boyfriend seemed like the perfect way to prove it.
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A teenage boy who took part in oral sex with a 12 year old girl has been ordered to complete hours of community service. Roisin Lacey SC, defending, said the incident, which lasted for about ten seconds before the girl ran off, was stage managed by the older boy. Her client, now aged 17, subsequently pleaded guilty to engaging in a sexual act with a child at a place in Co.
A year-old "special needs" Chicago girl who was beaten by a group of people in a video posted online may also have been sexually assaulted off camera at some other point in time, police said Wednesday. Detectives are trying to piece together basic facts about the "sick and disgusting crimes" committed against the teen, including where and when the beating took place and who was involved, Officer Jose Jara, a police spokesman, said at a news conference. He said the girl, who was taken to an area hospital where she was treated and released, told detectives that she was sexually assaulted in a separate incident.
Corey Maison is happy now, but fifth grade was a nightmare for her. When she was younger, Corey was bullied by her classmates to the point where one even told her that if she killed herself, no one would care. At 14, though, Corey found happiness and new friends all because her family and her new school accept her as a transgender girl.