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Slate's Dispatches: Undercover at a High School Prom

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Slate's Dispatches: Undercover at a High School Prom

Slate's Dispatches: Undercover at a High School Prom

Slate's Dispatches: Undercover at a High School Prom

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Twenty-something writer David Amsden goes the extra mile when investigating America's obsession with youth for the online magazine Slate — he goes undercover at a high school senior prom, with a 17-year-old young woman as his date. And he swears it's more absurd than titillating.

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