Teens and Young Adults

MY Fun

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At last! Homework done – fractions factored, language lesson learned, term paper notecards noted. After that, chores finished – trash out, dishes in, dog out and in. Finally, some time for me. Some time for fun. 

Oh, not done yet? I won’t tell.


 


 

Arts and Crafts

  • CraftZine
    Website for the Crafty, featuring patterns, blogs, and community forums. 
  • Etsy
    Buy and sell homemade crafts. 
  • Flickr
    A photoshare website for the photographer in you!
  • Knitty
    An online magazine for knitting enthusiasts that includes patterns for projects.
  • Memphis Black Arts Alliance
    A heritage based art experience in music, theatre, arts and dance.
  • Memphis College of Art Events 
    Fine arts events and exhibits in Memphis.
  • Pinterest
    A virtual pinboard that allows the user to pin images of interest.  The image connects to the site where the item/idea can be found.  Very useful in finding DIY crafts.  
  • SoapTeacher
    How to make soap and other fragrant products. 
  • T-shirt Reconstruction
    A LiveJournal (remember LJ?) blog on recreating old t-shirts into cooler looking t-shirts usually by cutting and re-sewing.
  • Type F
    Tyra Bank's new fashion and style website that is truly customizable.  Plug in your hair color, skin color, body type and more and the site creates suggestions specifically for you!
     

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Comics, Graphic Novels, Anime and Manga

  • Anime Network
    Connect with other Anime Fans. 
  • DC Comics
    Superman, Batman, Watchmen, Flash, basically--the Justice League. 
  • GoComics.com
    Comics strips online. 
  • Great Graphic Novels for Teens
    American Library Association's picks for the best graphic novels. 
  • Marvel Comics
    Website for all the Marvel Comics characters such as X-Men and Spiderman. 
  • Newsarama
    Previews of the latest graphic novels. 
  • No Flying, No Tights
    Like the name says, you will find no superheroes here! 
  • Shojo Beat
    Read your manga favorites online! 
  • Shonen Jump
    The popular manga magazine's website! 
  • Viz Media
    Best part of this site is the streaming episodes of favorite anime and manga.  You don't have to subscribe to view, just click on the full episodes on the right sidebar.

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Games
 

  • Addicting Games
    Free Flash games.  Your computer must allow flash and you must register to play.
  • Board Game Central
    Everything you ever wanted to know about board games.
  • Cartoon Network: Games
    Fun games for Cartoon Network fans!
  • Fit Brains
    Games that exercise your brain.  You're in training, so you must sign up and keep track of your progress!
  • Gamespot
    Need a walkthrough for one of your games?  Find it here!
  • Grand Theft Childhood
    Video games=violent teens?  This website explores the content of video games and offers advice to parents who may be on your case about what you play.  For even more information, there is also a book out there with the same name.
  • Hoyle Gaming
    "The official name in [card] gaming"!  Can't remember how to play Rummy?  This site has the rules to every card/slot/casino game out there.   
  • IGN
    Cheats, wiki guides, walkthroughs, as well as gaming and movie news.
  • Mahalo: Video Game Walkthroughs
    Can't find a walkthrough in the links above?  It is probably here.
  • Runescape
    Popular online role playing game but you must have updated Java to play.  Paid membership unlocks more with this game.
  • Shockwave
    Free mini-games of favorites such as Plants vs. Zombies.  99 cents opens the door to more.
  • Teen Free Arcade
    Lots more free games!
  • Yahoo! Games
    Play Mahjongg and more...free!

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Magazines & Zines
 

  • The Book of Zines
    This site says that about 90% of zines suck and that they can help you find the 10% that will have you hooked.  For those who want to make their own zine, (hopefully one in that 10%) this site will help you with that as well.
  • Discover
    If you don't have access to Discover, a science and technology magazine, their website has articles, blogs, videos, and more.
  • Game Informer
    For the video gamer in the know.
  • Game Pro
    Another great magazine with video game reviews and cheats.
  • New York Times Upfront
    Look and feel ridiculously smart while you stay on top of current events.
  • Shojo Beat
    The tagline says it best, "Manga from the heart"!
  • Shonen Jump
    If your library does not carry Shonen Jump, this is their website and could hold you over until you get to a library that does.
  • LàTeen
    "El mundo es tuyo - The world is yours".
  • Thrasher
    Like skateboarding?  This is THE magazine for you!


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Memphis
 

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Movies
 

  • All Rovi Guides 
    This site has one of the coolest features I have ever seen!!  The findR search allows you to find new movies or music based on your mood!  Are you feeling dark but carefree and interested in movies from the 60s?  Set the grid, and browse the titles Rovi finds for you. 
  • ComingSoon.net
    Movie and TV news and reviews, as well as a look at upcoming movies.
  • Criterion Collection 
    Showcasing the masters of film such as Fellini, Godard, Spike Jonze, and Wes Anderson, Criterion promotes the ART of film. 
  • Filmmaking.net
    For filmmakers- advice and community.
  • Future Movies
    Among mainstream movie news, this site also reviews foreign films and has a good selection of independent choices highlighted.
  • Hulu
    Sign in and watch free streaming movies and tv shows.
  • The Internet Archive's Moving Image 
    Public domain movies and free moving images that can be download for fun or for school work.  The site has tons of items from old cartoons to old school instructional films.  Highlights include Edison's complete 1910 silent film- "Frankenstein" and Romero's 1968 "Night of the Living Dead".
  • Internet Movie Database
    IMDB is your go-to site for movies.  Need to know the name of an actor who played in a certain movie? Search here.  One of the cooler features of IMDB is that it links to your local box office show times.  
  • IPL2: Movies
    The Internet Public Library's movie advisory page with links to several sites about movies.
  • MetaCritic: Movies
    Gives movies a median score based on many professional critics reviews.
  • The Onion's A.V. Club: Film
    Movie reviews the Onion way.
  • Rotten Tomatoes
    Movie reviews collected from newspapers and the web.
  • Video ETA
    This site gives the future DVD release date for current movies.
  • YouTube
    View and share videos.


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Music

  • All-Music Guide
    Reviews and news on ALL kinds of music.  Don't know what kind of music it is that you like, this site may help you find out.
  • Artist Direct
    Streaming music videos, reviews and news.
  • Last.fm
    Lastfm maybe on its last leg in terms of popularity, but it was one of the first in the "smart" online music stations.  These smart stations allow you to hook up your music player into the downloaded online "console" and then learns about your music tastes by what you play.  It then brings you back suggestions of artists you may like.  Just one step away from your own personal music robot.
  • Lyrics.com
    One of the many lyrics websites, but this one won't give your computer a virus.
  • Pandora
    Another of the smart online radio stations.  Like Lastfm, you can create your own station based on a singular song or artist and Pandora will create a "radio station" for you with similar new and old artists.  You can "Like" the songs you,.. um, like and Pandora learns and gets better at bringing you your tunes.
  • Spotify
    Oh Mr. Zuckerberg, you have made Spotify both the have-to-have music player and the one that is so elusive to acquire.  In order to use Spotify to it's fullest potential (and, oh, does it have all kinds of possibilities), you have to log in using Facebook and pay a monthly fee for full access. 

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Sports

 Local

 National 

World


 Sports Talk, History, How-to-Play and other Sports-Related information

  •  ESPN
    The "world wide leader in sports", what more can we say.  
  • RotoWorld
    Fantasy Sports Teams.  Don't like how the professionals are doing?  Make up your own team!    
  • She Loves Sports
    A social networking site for girls who love to play. 
  • Sports Know How
    Rules and how-to guides on every sport. 
  • Sports Illustrated Online
    News from the sports world. 
  • Takkle
    Social networking site for fans of high school and college sports.
     

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Summer Camps
 

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Technology
 

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Television

  • Find Internet TV
    Full episodes of your favorite prime time TV.
  • Hulu
    Full episodes from Fox and NBC shows for free.
  • Television Without Pity
    If you missed your favorite show come here to read a recap that will have you laughing out loud.
  • Teen Television
    For the TV addict, everything you need to know to keep up.

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Theater

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Videos

 

  • Google Video 
    Search for videos posted anywhere.
  • TeacherTube
    Education videos for school.
  • YouTube
    Most everyone knows about YouTube.  View, post and comment on videos on the internet.

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Writing
 

 

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