I’m pretty sure both of these stories are atypical among actual teens. I just remember having senioritis during my last year because I couldn’t wait to go off to college.
Henry Gribbohm says he lost his life savings, $2,600, on a carnival game and all he has to show for it is a stuffed banana with dreadlocks.
The Morning News has a collection of New York neighborhoods and their equivalents in cities around the country and the world submitted by some excellent people around the web. This list was all I ever wanted every time I moved or travelled.
Derek Thompson provides some bad news about the Y generation (average debt for graduates of public universities doubled in a decade; grownup stages like buying a home are being deferred) before offering a tiny bit of good news (young people are “living in an age of affordable abundance”—especially when it comes to entertainment where things like music, movies can be streamed at little cost.
Brokelyn has a story about a young woman who has found a way to live in New York on very little money—which is what some of us have to do sometimes when we’re young and starting out, have the luxury of having no major obligations, and have little or no debt to worry about.
54,000 kids apply. 1,000 are chosen. Deonte Tanner and Brittney Knight are two of them. A+ job good work. Glad this exists.
Game theory + Jane Austen = This really fun article in the Books section of the Times.
A Japanese company has created a power loader-like robot for children that retails for about $20,000.
The Washington Post has a feature looking at how former NBA star Allen Iverson is doing three years after his last basketball game. It’s not good.