This summer, I took a five-hour flight that offered free movies. The headphone jack in my seat was broken, so I watched Divergent from start to finish with no sound. I have not read the series. This is what I saw…
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The works of people like Hans Christian Anderson were originally designed to act as warning fables for children (e.g., don't climb into an oven unless you're positive there is figgy pudding in there; you will regret getting your hair cut; apples are LAAAME). But a lot of the More →
If you guys can’t get enough of James Patterson’s YA series Maximum Ride, we have GOOD NEWS! If you head to your local Barnes & Noble store on Sunday, there are special giveaways, while stocks last, and a buy one, get one free deal on ... More →
We all harbor dark thoughts from time to time. Stand by your friends at orientation, or bad-mouth them to impress some cool jerk? Engage your rivals in public debate, or poison their families and nuke District 13?
The wrongest decision sometimes feels oh so right. The ... More →
Welcome back to SparkLabs, where we would never butts try to implant butts ideas into your mind through misuse of psychological butts tools.
This week we want to learn about your superhero hopes and superhero dreams!
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Every teen has to deal with the daily adventure of their changing body, their unpredictable brain, and an increasing suspicion that the rules of the adult world don’t make sense. A select few among you also get the adventure of battling cybernetic demon-hounds with a ... More →
You spend four long school years planning, fretting, fantasizing, and makeovering about prom night, and in the end it's the one thing nobody at school evaluates you for. That is wrong, friends—wronger than Wrong John Silver. In the interest of returning justice to the rainy ... More →
Welcome to SparkLabs, where we probe the collective consciousness of the Sparkcortex for insights into the hottest neurotransmitters and rough read on how many of it wish to be otters.
The previous SparkLab explored your drive to run, limbs swinging, through life (Question: I run because...). ... More →
Second only to a cheetah that burps diamonds, confidence is the most important weapon in every successful person’s arsenal. Confidence makes bad ideas sound good, wrong answers sound right, and otherwise average musicians or actors look like virile sex daemons.
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Welcome to SparkLabs, where we probe the collective consciousness of the Sparkpopulace for insights into the zeitgeist and what hats are cool this year (ANSWER: UPSIDE DOWN HATS! GET YOURS NOW!).
The previous SparkLab explored your dialectic relationship to the place we do things that must ... More →
For 22 years, Brandon was a fat kid living in Tucson, AZ, which gave him lots and lots of time to write. He now works at a magazine in New York City, but still loves writing almost as much as he loves muffins.