Surprise, surprise, I have a boy problem. Not just any boy problem. This boy is tall, dark, handsome, funny, smart, charming, and ambitious. He also became my ex 1.5 years ago when he started dating my sister. ... More →
When it comes to the spells of the Potterverse, we're sure you know the major ones. The protegos, the wingardium leviosas, the Bat-Bogey Hexes and the Fidelius Charms. But what you didn't know is that there are hundreds of lesser-known jinxes, hexes, curses and charms. While More →
I'm leaving for college in the fall and I have a not-so-secret-secret that I would like to actually keep secret. You see, I had brain surgery my junior year of high school. So, like any 16 year old having brain surgery, it was kind ... More →
Who loves updates? We love updates! So strap in, sit back, and get ready to hear how some of your favorite letter-writers are faring in the aftermath of all that advice.
The girl whose invite to Harry Potter World conflicted with a previous engagement has a ... More →
I'm dating this really wonderful awesome guy who I think I might be totally in love with. I'm in college and live in Utah, a.k.a The Land of Young Marriages. I am NOT getting married any time soon because I'm aware of how young ... More →
Dear Auntie, I have a problem that has been bothering me for a while now. You see, I'm the only one in my family who is pro-gay (that's the best way I could think of to phrase it). I am completely comfortable with the LGBT ... More →
Dear Auntie SparkNotes,
Hi there, how are you? Let me start off saying how much I adore your column. So, here is my problem. A few years ago my parents got divorced, but that's not the problem. And since then, my mom has found a boyfriend. ... More →
Self-conscious at the pool? Hey, you're not alone! The prospect of being seen publicly in a bathing suit can reduce even the bravest human to a quivering blob of terrified jelly. But before you throw in the towel and spend your summer inside, we've got some useful tips and t More →
I have a major problem involving bribes, mothers, and huge freaking needles. Basically, my mother wants me to get Gardasil. However, I'm absolutely positively *deathly* afraid of needles (specifically, getting poked with them), to a crippling degree. I've had my blood ... More →
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.