Prom

Conan O'Brien is asked to prom

Conan O'Brien is asked to prom

In 2003, then 11th-grader Nikki Simmons sent a letter to her favorite late night host, Conan O’Brien and asked if he’d like to be her prom date. Conan responded to Nikki and hit the right note between humorously self-deprecating and genuine. Letters of Note printed his funny letter that Nikki shared with them. I like…

Prom is hell

Prom is hell

FOOTLOOSE came out in 1984. We saw it before we got our periods and even way back then the premise seemed antiquated: Could places where dancing and music were forbidden really still exist, when we live in a such modern world with Walkmans and drum machines? So imagine our surprise at this week’s news story about a kid getting suspended from his Christian high school for attending his girlfriend’s prom at another school where rock music and dancing are — cover your ears! — actually allowed.