This week the KQED Pop team has gone on a deep exploration of those magical years between 13 and 20 which sear us into the people we become. Want to get all in touch with the angst, the haircuts and the passion? Here’s how:
1. Remember your boy band crush. Lizzy Acker tries to identify what it really takes to make a boy band.
2. Listen to music like a 19-year-old. David Aloi finds songs he would have loved at 19.
3. Brush up on the history of girl culture. Serena Cole explores the history of what it means to be a girl.
4. Reread your old letters. Laura Schadler finds the connection between the stuff she loved at 14 and who she is now.
5. Ask a teenager what the whole thing is like now. Carrie Leilam Love goes on the ground and asks a real live teenager what is happening now.
6. Start calling yourself a Dirty Girl. Lizzy Acker finds the best video on the internet to help you relive the pain of high school in the ’90s.