Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Most Recent Pop Culture Articles

Here are the most recent pop culture articles:

Vampires: Scary or Sexy? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Custom User Avatar
Generally speaking, a vampire is a nocturnal creature that drinks human blood. Some are demons, transfigured witches, or natural predatory species, but most are “undead” beings, meaning that they should be dead but remain alive by feeding on... (more »)
1 comment
'Style Is Eternal'
Custom User Avatar
A great man once said “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” I am of course, talking about the late designer Yves Saint Laurent; a man with enough personal style to put many women to shame…But what is style? The Oxford Dictionary would define... (more »)
Inner vs. Outer Beauty
Custom User Avatar
In today’s society, everyone is more concerned about their looks than their true personality. Everyone simply tries to look beautiful, embracing their outer beauty, but letting a hideous, green monster grow under the layers of makeup and... (more »)
The Romantics
By , Lemon Grove, CA
My intention is not to receive pity, I don't need that. I simply want to put this out into the world, because it’s been bothering me for quite a while now. Like any typical school night,I was procrastinating on my math homework and decided... (more »)
Victoria’s Secret Angels Beacons of Hope for...
Custom User Avatar
2013 was, without a doubt, a year of progress. This progress included great steps for women, and there is perhaps no better symbol of liberation or respect for the female role in society than the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. On Tuesday night,... (more »)
The Hobbit Movie Trilogy
Custom User Avatar
Back in 2012, Peter Jackson once again stunned the world with the amazing mystical world of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The Lord of the Rings movie director brought alive J. R. R. Tolkien's story to life again and this time, turning it... (more »)
Defining Life
Custom User Avatar
I've been thinking and pondering what the definition of life is because the dictionary's definition just wasn't doing it for me. I think I figured it out though. Life : Feeling. Some people try to numb their feeling and leave... (more »)
Important of Literature
Custom User Avatar
Reading literature is quite simply an everyday thing, yet it is anything but a simple endeavor. Anyone can pick up a book and begin reading, but are they really reading? Some would say a book is just a compilation of words, sentences, paragraphs,... (more »)
1 comment
Love Stories
Custom User Avatar
In all romance stories, there is a guy, and there is a girl. Well, unless you’re talking about a gay love story, or a lesbian love story, where there would be two people of the same sex in love with each other. Or maybe the main character... (more »)
1 comment
Stop Romanticizing Mental Illness This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Custom User Avatar
I can't log in to Tumblr anymore without seeing it all over: black and white photos of Violet and Tate from “American Horror Story,” showcasing tragic subtitles; smudged Sharpie handwriting on walls talking about low self-esteem; text posts... (more »)
The Myths of the 50's Housewife This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
Custom User Avatar
Often we look back on things as if they were flawless. We don’t see the problems because we don’t live them. We don’t see them if no one wanted to talk about them even when they were happening. In the 1950’s we had just gotten back from... (more »)
Confessions of a Teenage Perfectionist
Custom User Avatar
Whether we admit it or not, everyone is striving for perfection, despite that fact that we are repeatedly told that it’s not possible. As Miley Cyrus put it so concisely, “nobody’s perfect, we live and we learn it”. However, everyone still... (more »)
Is It Really All About the "Likes"?
Custom User Avatar
The answer to most teens is, YES! I am seeing that many of my peers have an unhealthy obsession with how many "likes" their pictures (especially selfies) receive on Instagram. Many of my friends seem to believe that the more likes they... (more »)
Dear Tumblr
Custom User Avatar
Dear Tumblr, We've been through this before. I'm sorry, but my mind is not going to change. I can't deal with you all day anymore, I have a life to go back to. I'll miss you. I couldn't have asked for a better friend,... (more »)
Gaming/Career Advice
Custom User Avatar
Have you ever learn something from playing games? Sure you have. Everybody does. Say you’re playing a survival game, like Call Of Duty Black Ops Two. When you watch carefully you can learn how to load various guns, or where to shoot a person.... (more »)
Women Are like Trophies
Custom User Avatar
I was on pinterest today. Like many other days I was scrolling through images of cats, funny anecdotes, and the odd romance advice that tends to pop up here and there. When suddenly an image of a girl staring into a mirror caught my eye. The... (more »)
Site Feedback