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Auntie SparkNotes: Gay, Straight, or Can of Soup?

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 9, 2009
Hey Sparklers! Because I love your letters so much, starting today, I'll be answering two of 'em per week. So if you've been sitting on a particularly juicy problem, now's the time to get brave and write in. And now, this week's letter: Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Gay, Straight, or Can of Soup?

Do You Play Sports? Then You Probably Punch Babies in the Face.

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 9, 2009
If there's one thing we love here at SparkNotes, it's science. Beakers! Bunsen burners! Things preserved in formaldehyde that look just a bit like our Aunt Gertrude! But no matter how hard we try, we still can't secure funding for our very important scientific study ... More  →
Do You Play Sports? Then You Probably Punch Babies in the Face.

Twilight Spoofs and the Shame of Joe Jonas: Taylor Swift on SNL

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 9, 2009
Over the weekend, teen country sensation (and recent Kanye West abusee) Taylor Swift pulled double-duty as the host and musical guest for Saturday Night Live. And while we haven't quite forgiven her for yet another performance of “You Belong With Me” (the song has been ... More  →
Twilight Spoofs and the Shame of Joe Jonas: Taylor Swift on SNL

Auntie SparkNotes Will Teach You to Juggle Your Dates

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 6, 2009
This week's letter-writer thinks she can read my mind. Dear Auntie Sparknotes, So I have a love problem (nothing new for you this time). I have been having this fling type of thing with this guy. We have been really close and I like him a lot. ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes Will Teach You to Juggle Your Dates

Twilight Tie-Ins That Make Sense

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 5, 2009
There are just a few weeks left until the premier of New Moon, and all over the country, advertising executives are sitting in offices, racking their brains over the whole “Twilight” phenomenon. Ad Exec #1: Hey, I hear that kids these days are really into sparkly ... More  →
Twilight Tie-Ins That Make Sense

Eat a Bucket of Kale (and Other Tips for Halloween Recovery)

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 2, 2009
Hey Sparklers, we've got a health alert for you! Did you wake up yesterday feeling jittery and out of sorts? Can you still taste Butterfingers on your breath? Is there shaving cream in your hair, egg under your fingernails, fake blood in your eyebrows, and ... More  →
Eat a Bucket of Kale (and Other Tips for Halloween Recovery)

“Tweet or I'll Eat My Cat!” (and Other Bad Arguments for Getting Your Way)

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 30, 2009
If you've ever tried to convince your parents to let you do something verboten— say, staying out past curfew, or procrastinating on your English paper, or illegally breeding pygmy elephants in a petri dish under your bed —you probably know all about the Tools of ... More  →
“Tweet or I'll Eat My Cat!” (and Other Bad Arguments for Getting Your Way)

Auntie SparkNotes: Zero Is the Loneliest Number of Friends

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 30, 2009
This week's letter comes all the way from South Africa, land of awesome accents and lonely home-schoolers. Dear Auntie Sparknotes: Okay, I'm hoping you can help me out with some advice here, even though there probably is no hope. I'm originally from South Africa, but we lived ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Zero Is the Loneliest Number of Friends

Can You Crawl Into Your Own Bellybutton? We've Got a Sport for You.

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 28, 2009
Are you a little leery of competitive sports? We know how you feel. One time, in eighth grade, this big-headed kid named Walter Winkletoes tackled us during a game of no-touch football and knocked out one of our teeth. We haven't put on a pinny ... More  →
Can You Crawl Into Your Own Bellybutton? We've Got a Sport for You.

Do You Like Music? You Are SO Going to Jail.

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 26, 2009
Pointless worrying is the media's favorite activity ever. Today's news contains yet another report that'll put your parents into a frothing, shrieking, pants-wetting panic. According to ABC News, teenagers everywhere are watching TV, playing video games, listening to music... and being transformed into murderous, drug-taking, ... More  →
Do You Like Music? You Are SO Going to Jail.
About the Author
kat_rosenfield

Kat Rosenfield is a writer, illustrator, advice columnist, YA author, and enthusiastic licker of that plastic liner that comes inside a box of Cheez-Its. She loves zombies and cats. She hates zombie cats. Follow her on Twitter or Tumblr @katrosenfield.

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