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Chris Listens: Going Gray, Mega Secrets, and the Burning Desire for Bumpits

By Chris_DikenNovember 20, 2009
Yes, Sparklers, today is the day you have all been waiting for. After countless countdowns, plot-spoiling blog posts, and rumors about on-set love affairs, the cinematic event of the 21st century is finally upon us: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans comes... More  →
Chris Listens: Going Gray, Mega Secrets, and the Burning Desire for Bumpits

Chris Listens: Abusive Boyfriends, Inexplicable Anger, and the Secret to Staying Happy (Maybe)

By Chris_DikenNovember 13, 2009
Today is the Friday the 13th. If you're superstitious, you should probably stay away from ladders, black cats, mirrors, and goalie masks. Unless you’re playing hockey, of course, in which case maybe you should go with the mask. Otherwise you might get a... More  →
Chris Listens: Abusive Boyfriends, Inexplicable Anger, and the Secret to Staying Happy (Maybe)

Barbie and Her Fat Ankles

By Katie_RolnickOctober 26, 2009
Take a quick skim through any fashion magazine and your worst suspicions will be confirmed: they (the magazines, the media, the world at large) want girls to be stick figures. Now, this is not a new revelation. But recently, things have gone completely cuckoo-for-cocoa-puffs... More  →
Barbie and Her Fat Ankles

Picture Day FAQ

By Dan_BergsteinSeptember 17, 2009
Smile. Tilt your head down and to the left. No, the other left. That's too far. Back. Back. That's it. Hold it! One…two…three. [POP] Next? And thus your school portrait has been recorded for all time. It seems unfair that you only get one school photo... More  →
Picture Day FAQ

Chris Listens: Feeling Fat, Smoking Boyfriends, and a Career Conundrum in Romania

By Chris_DikenSeptember 14, 2009

Hello again. Those who keep track of this sort of thing might have noticed that for the last week or so, the standard Chris Listens posts have given way to my guide to falling for your BFF. And while I've

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Chris Listens: Feeling Fat, Smoking Boyfriends, and a Career Conundrum in Romania

Chris Listens: Scars, Commas, Sports, and a Guy Named Moe

By Chris_DikenAugust 7, 2009
The first week of August is just about over, and it has been brought to my attention that many of you will be returning to school soon. I am truly sorry about this. If it were up to me, summer would continue forever, and we’d... More  →

Bikini Body Breakdown

By Laura_WassonJune 10, 2009
We here at Sparknotes love summer. Love it! It's like the whole world's turned into a delightful glass of lemonade. And summer, of course, means we're finally able to spend copious amounts of time in the beautiful outdoors again. Summer is, no duh, h-o-t-t hot... More  →

Bikini Body Disorder and Other Fake Diseases

By Kathryn_WilliamsApril 9, 2009
According to Change.org, America is in the grip of a terrifying health crisis: bikini body disorder. Change.org is all annoyed with Valerie Bertinelli for spreading the disease by worrying aloud about her jiggly parts, telling People magazine about her self-loathing... More  →