BEWITCHING TEEN HEROINES

THEY'RE ALL OVER THE DIAL, SPEAKING OUT, CRACKING WISE AND CASTING SPELLS

Look at it from a post-Gidget pop-cultural perspective, and the Bush era wasn't such a bad time to be a teenage girl. It was during the late 1980s and early '90s that knowing young women in hair dyed the darkest shade of no-one-understands-me seemed to claim their place in the Zeitgeist. Launched in 1988, the now defunct Sassy magazine racked up awards and hundreds of thousands of subscribers as the first teen magazine to pay homage to girls uninterested in bubble-gum pop and the notion that true love flows only to those who wear tube tops. In 1989 came the cult...

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