If one’s first contact with cool—or one’s quick realization that one is probably, most likely uncool—represents the onset of The Teenage Years, then for me it happened one afternoon in 7th grade, the day the girl I’d been in love with since 2nd grade played Violent Femmes on her boombox after school.
Posts Tagged: Europe
Jon Savage Presents: Teenage Reads
Working on your summer reading list? Jon Savage, author of Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture 1875-1945, the book that Teenage film is based, presents his teen-centric recommends — I read hundreds of books by and about teenagers for the “Teenage” book and these are among my favourites:
We Want Another World
Fred Grimm has written an incredible illustrated book on the history of German youth that’s a major inspiration for us,“Wir Wollen Eine Andere Welt” (We Want Another World: Youth in Germany 1900 – 2010).
flüstern & SCHREIEN
flüstern & SCHREIEN (translated: whisper & SHOUT] follows the rock bands of 1989 East Germany and their young fans.
Jon Savage recently wrote a fascinating article for Vice on the Wandervogel and German youth gangs in the 1930s.
Click here to see Jodie Foster age 15 skateboarding in France, surrounded by Parisian youth, and speaking fluent French, bien sur!
Follow a Dutch high school through ninety years of existence.
Snapshot, 1930’s German Girls, On A Picnic
Ylvas posts pics of her dad’s days of serving Sweden, circa 1938.