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Manta Claus, and Other Lesser-Known Spirits of Christmas

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 15, 2009
If you know anything about Christmas lore, you've probably learned by now that countries and cultures around the world have their own version of Santa Claus—that jolly, fat, chimney-navigating fellow with a red coat and a knack for giving great gifts to complete strangers. And ... More  →
Manta Claus, and Other Lesser-Known Spirits of Christmas

Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Is a Pirate

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 15, 2009
Not only is this highly interesting problem, but our letter-writer promised to send spicy Mexican chocolate if I answered her question. Heyo! Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I have a problem with my boyfriend: he's a pirate. ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Is a Pirate

Auntie SparkNotes: They Like You! They Really, Really Like You!

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 14, 2009
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I have a problem and it's pretty complicated, I find myself changing who I like more often than I would like. I recently just started High school and during Middle School I was considered weird but as summer passed I changed quite a ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: They Like You! They Really, Really Like You!

Auntie SparkNotes: Step Off, Dude

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 11, 2009
A brief PSA before we begin: Earlier this week, one of you expressed confusion about the advice column schedule—which, I admit, has been a bit haphazard. So here's the deal: Because I get so many great letters from you guys, starting next week, I'll be ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Step Off, Dude

A Field Guide to High School Relationships: Part II

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 11, 2009
Yesterday, we brought you the first installment of our essential High School Relationships guide. Today we've got part two, in which things get even weirder. Never mind the epidemic of Nauseators sweeping the nation! Watch out for... The Imaginary Girlfriend The I.G. is a mysterious, never-seen, probably made ... More  →
A Field Guide to High School Relationships: Part II

A Field Guide to High School Relationships: Part I

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 10, 2009
When it comes to high school dating, you might have noticed that romantic relationships can be really... diverse. Some couplings are nauseatingly clingy, some are bafflingly convoluted, and some—at least as far as we can tell – are total fabrications that exist only in the ... More  →
A Field Guide to High School Relationships: Part I

Auntie SparkNotes: Dialogue With Your Parental Units

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 9, 2009
Dear Auntie, I've never really had a "relationship" with my parents. I mean, they aren't separated or anything, I just don't know how I'm suppose to act, or whatever, around them. I always end up being silent and that's the norm now. I'm still a teenager, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Dialogue With Your Parental Units

Forgot to Study? Noooo Problem. (sponsored)

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 8, 2009
In the annals of Modern Academic Horror, there is nothing so brutal, so terrifying, so godforsakenly suck-tastic, as the Forgotten Quiz. And unless you are very, very lucky—or an obnoxious overachiever who completes assignments three weeks early—you will, before you graduate high school, have the ... More  →
Forgot to Study? Noooo Problem. (sponsored)

Movies You Might Have Missed: Bombs Away!

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 8, 2009
Before you were potty trained—or even born—Hollywood made some good movies. Movies You Might Have Missed is a recurring feature in which your SparkNotes editors recommend a few watchable films from the 1990s or before. Right now, the big trend in Hollywood is the Doomsday Movie. ... More  →
Movies You Might Have Missed: Bombs Away!

Auntie SparkNotes: You're Hurting Nathaniel Hawthorne's Feelings

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 7, 2009
Sometimes, things can get pretty heavy around here, what with all the heartbreak and horrible friends and evil mom-sters who just don't understand. You know what we need? A letter full of win. Oh, look. I've got one! ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: You're Hurting Nathaniel Hawthorne's Feelings
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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