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Big Fat Books: Three Reasons to Love 'Em (sponsored)

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 1, 2009
Anyone who's ever taken an English class knows that when it comes to classic literature, things can go from zero to "this sucks" in the blink of an eye. One minute you're doing some easily-digestible reading, happily parsing Shakespearean sonnets or witticizing with Dorothy Parker...and ... More  →
Big Fat Books: Three Reasons to Love 'Em (sponsored)

Thanksgiving Video Roundup

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 26, 2009
Thanksgiving just doesn't feel right without a turkey...or a collection of funny, semi-relevant, weirdly macabre video clips from the annals of YouTube. So here at SparkNotes, we're celebrating the holiday with a collection of our favorites. They're perfect for a quick viewing after you've passed ... More  →
Thanksgiving Video Roundup

Surviving Thanksgiving: Make It Through the Meal

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 26, 2009
Turkey Day is upon us! And by now, you should be safely ensconced in the bosom of your family. (Heh. We said "bosom.") But before you swoon with relief and head for the pie, know this: You still have to make it through dinner. Worried? Don't ... More  →
Surviving Thanksgiving: Make It Through the Meal

Surviving Turkey Day Travel: De PLANE!

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 25, 2009
This is the final boarding call! Time to check your bags, put your seat back and tray table in their upright positions, and get ready to spend several hours hurtling through the air inside a pressurized metal tube full of irritable Thanksgiving-bound travelers! What, that ... More  →
Surviving Turkey Day Travel: De PLANE!

Auntie SparkNotes: Like Who Makes You Happy

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 23, 2009
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, So I like this guy, which isn't unusual, but what IS unusual is that I'm almost positive he likes me back. Now, I personally think he's fantastic. He's nice and funny and he makes me SO SO happy. He's a really sweet, adorable ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Like Who Makes You Happy

Three Reasons to Love—OK, Like—the SAT (sponsored)

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 23, 2009
If you've been studying up for the SAT, you're probably familiar with what we like to call the Apex of Standardized Suckitude—when it's two o'clock in the morning, you've just finished your fifth cup of coffee, you've missed yet another epic outing with your ... More  →
Three Reasons to Love—OK, Like—the SAT (sponsored)

Happy 40th, Sesame Street!

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 20, 2009
Did you watch Sesame Street when you were a kid? Of course you did! And here's the awesome thing: So did we. Sesame Street is clearly the greatest children's show ever. With a classic-characters-meet-pop-celebrities approach that helps keep things fresh and fun, the show has achieved an ... More  →
Happy 40th, Sesame Street!

Train Travel Trips

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 20, 2009
Earlier this week, we provided you with a few handy tips for keeping yourself sane and entertained on your family's Turkey Day road trip. We hope you'll use and enjoy them all when you're safely ensconced in the backseat, as the family minivan trundles inexorably ... More  →
Train Travel Trips

Auntie SparkNotes: Stage Fright

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 19, 2009
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, My problem, though compared to some of the stuff other people write to you about, this might seem kinda silly, but here goes. I was asked in class to read out the answer to a question. I was supposed to stand up and ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Stage Fright

First They Came for the Meepers, and I Said Nothing

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 19, 2009
The Anti-Fun Brigade is coming, and they want your gibberish. In Boston, a high school principal has threatened students with suspension if they say a certain word, a shocking word, a word so dangerous that we are not sure we can even permit it to escape ... More  →
First They Came for the Meepers, and I Said Nothing
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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