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The Worst Things to Say After Going to the Bathroom on a Date

By andrew joanisSeptember 1, 2014
You're enjoing yourselves, sipping from the same milkshake cup (OR BUBBLE TEA, AS IT IS 2014 AFTER ALL), and realize you need a break to, uh, "freshen up." Here's what NOT to say when you get back from the throne room... More  →
The Worst Things to Say After Going to the Bathroom on a Date

Sinister Buttocks and Other Trends in Plagiarism

By Valerie BurnSeptember 1, 2014
We all know plagiarism is rough and amiss. Exactly, it can be the accessible way out of a bearings where the writer has too meager time to write a correct essay.... More  →
Sinister Buttocks and Other Trends in Plagiarism

LGBTQA Characters in YA: Have We Moved Beyond "Best Friend" Territory?

By Josh PeriloSeptember 1, 2014
As much as Dragon Con is about Steampunk and Joss Whedon, it is also about providing a platform to discuss issues, large and small, in the world of literature and pop culture. One incredibly popular annual panel is the LGBTQA in YA Fiction discussion. On... More  →
LGBTQA Characters in YA: Have We Moved Beyond

Open Thread for September 1!

By SparkLifeSeptember 1, 2014
WE HAVE STYMIED THE URGE TO DRAW RAINBOW STARS AND CHRIS PRATT INTO THIS BEAUTIFUL PIC OF A LUNAR ECLIPSE FROM SecretSpyReadingGirl. This seemed like a good way to kick off September! Send your OT pics with your username to contribute@sparknotes.com to... More  →
Open Thread for September 1!
Dragon Con Cosplay Overload Video

Dragon Con Cosplay Overload Video

By Josh PeriloAugust 31, 2014
Labor Day is a great time to relax and enjoy a hot dog or two in the park... or YOU COULD HAVE YOUR MIND BLOWN WITH SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING COSPLAY THIS COUNTRY HAS TO OFFER. That's right! We've put together a video of... More  →

Open Thread for August 31!

By SparkLifeAugust 31, 2014
THANKS ANASTASIA FOR THESE AWESOME ILLOS OF THE DOCTOR!!!! <3 <3 Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com to be featured on an OT! It'll be AWESOME!... More  →
Open Thread for August 31!

Open Thread for August 30!

By SparkLifeAugust 30, 2014
EXCELLENT REPORTING, C! Apparently, my local HomeGoods has a secret entrance to the Ministry of Magic. ... More  →
Open Thread for August 30!

Auntie SparkNotes: Was I Raped?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 29, 2014
Hello there Auntie, This isn't really easy for me to talk about, even though it was a looooong time ago (and by that I mean last spring). Back then, I was dating this guy who seemed great, and we had a pretty good relationship. Then, about... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Was I Raped?

Hack This School Year With These Websites

By KathAugust 29, 2014
You know those cop shows, where people look at grainy security footage and go, "Enhance!" and the grainy screen magically focuses to show a license plate or a badge I.D. number or a trace amount of sulphur, letting the sleuths crack the case? This article is... More  →
Hack This School Year With These Websites

Dragon Con Cosplay Madness From Day One!

By Vadim NewquistAugust 29, 2014
Think you’ve seen cosplay? Well, unless you’ve been to Dragon Con then think again, because this is truly the most mind-blowing Cosplay we’ve ever seen! In fact, just five minutes after we had our minds completely blown by the first round of cosplayers we saw, someo More  →
Dragon Con Cosplay Madness From Day One!