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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

Duct Tape and Horse Tranquilizers: Surviving Thanksgiving Car Travel

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 18, 2009
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we're about to hit the prime time of year for long, looong-distance family travel-thons. And whether your family's Turkey Day destination is across the country or just (heh heh) over the river and through the woods, chances are that ... More  →
Duct Tape and Horse Tranquilizers: Surviving Thanksgiving Car Travel

Steal These Books

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 17, 2009
If you're a human, you're probably familiar with what we at SparkNotes like to call the Library Oh-Crap—so called because of that unfortunate experience wherein you notice an unfamiliar book on your shelf, open it up, and discover that the binding is stamped in five ... More  →
Steal These Books

Auntie SparkNotes: Personal Questions and Horrible People

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 16, 2009
You guys always leave great comments, and last week was no exception. Coffinmaker wrote: “Good advice, Auntie Sparknotes, but now I'm curious about YOUR internet history.” Well, that's a kind of personal question...but okay, I'll bite. I am opening my browser, I am clicking on history, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Personal Questions and Horrible People

Auntie SparkNotes: The Scarlet Googler

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 12, 2009
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I was doing some homework on my dad's computer. I accidentally exited out of one of the browsers so I went into the history of the Internet to reopen it. In the history, I saw that there was a Google search for "site ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Scarlet Googler

The SparkNotes Dress Code: No Bear Suits, No Nixon Masks

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 12, 2009
Yesterday, we posted about a girl whose senior photo was banned from her high school yearbook because she had chosen to pose in—gasp!—a tuxedo. And your comments on that post confirm what we suspected: anti-gender-bending dress code rules are ridiculous. ... More  →
The SparkNotes Dress Code: No Bear Suits, No Nixon Masks

You Can Have Freedom of the Press...Just Don't Write Anything Bad About Me

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 11, 2009
Today, various media outlets have been spouting off about an incident at New York City's Dalton School. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy visited the campus and gave a speech. Naturally, the school paper wanted to publish an article about the event—but Justice Kennedy insisted on ... More  →
You Can Have Freedom of the Press...Just Don't Write Anything Bad About Me

If You Refuse to Wear This Drape, the Administration Will Deny All Knowledge of Your Existence

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 11, 2009
Please complete the following sentence: Clothes are... a) the only thing standing between me and a highly embarrassing episode of public nudity. b) an important tool of self-expression. c) something school administrators will give themselves ulcers trying to control. d) all of the above. ... More  →
If You Refuse to Wear This Drape, the Administration Will Deny All Knowledge of Your Existence

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.
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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