THE TURNING POINT

The Art of the Two-Person Dance Party
By Tiia Kelly | "[The two-person dance party] becomes a shorthand for the characters embracing comfort in one another’s presence."
The Liminal Space of the Remington Party in Heathers
By Sydney Bollinger | "In choosing adolescence, Veronica pushes back on a narrative that asks her to give up her formative years in favor of social capital."
We Were Here: An Ode to the Wannabe Dance in One Tree Hill
By Claire White | "I’ll always want to return to these early seasons in an effort to remember what it felt to be that young and together with everyone again. There’s nothing quite like the high school years."
Seize the Day, or Rewatching Empire Records in the Age of COVID
By Mahnaz Dar | "[Empire Records'] ability to carve out space for joy, despite knowing that tomorrow may bring just as much sorrow, is stirring."
Editors’ Letter: The Turning Point
By Claire White and Odalis Garcia Gorra | "One good party can shift everything you understood to be true. What once was is upturned by the possibility of what could be. There is nothing that showcases that possibility more than teen films and TV shows."