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WTF Files: Every Touch is a Bad Touch!

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 30, 2009
Hey, Tiger, why the long face? Monday got you down? Midterms stressing you out? Mom and Dad just don’t understand you? Auntie SparkNotes knows how you feel, you poor dear. But before you throw yourself a pity party and call yourself a waaaahmbulance, just remember ... More  →

How to Pick a Date for the Prom

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 27, 2009
Let's cut to the chase. Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, and you need to find a prom date. “But wait,” you are probably saying. “Prom isn’t for another two months at least! I’ll have plenty of time to think about a date later!” And to ... More  →

Rah-Rahs in the Wild: A Field Guide to Cheerleaders

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 26, 2009
Last week, your SparkNotes editors explained the two subspecies of the Varsity Athlete in our handy field guide. This week, we’re headed back into the gym for a good, hard look at the cheerleading squad. Though the average high school student may not realize it, the ... More  →

Offensive Foul! That's the NO-SPANK Zone!

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 26, 2009
For the most part, high school coaches are a pretty cool bunch—fun former athletes who love their sport and set out each year to turn a motley crew of awkward teenagers into a power-hitting, goal-kicking, game-face-bringing championship team. But if you’ve ever stood on the ... More  →

Duff: Secret Hooker or Clueless Girlfriend?

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 23, 2009
If you’ve been silently weeping into your tea ever since the Disney Channel stopped airing “Lizzie McGuire,” this one’s for you: Hilary Duff has a pair of primetime TV appearances booked for April. Duff will be making her first cameo on "The Ghost Whisperer," which we've ... More  →

Field Guide to Varsity Types: The Scholar Athlete vs. The Dumb Jock

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 20, 2009
In the complex social strata of high school, one species tops the food chain: The Varsity Player. He is the king of the jungle, the cock of the walk, the cream of the crop. Untouchable, he carves a godlike path through the halls while World ... More  →

Tips on Locking Lips (Co-Kisser Not Included)

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 20, 2009
Confession: During my freshman year, I accidentally caused a school-wide scandal by dating two brothers—one right after the other. (It doesn’t just happen in the movies, folks!) The first affair, with the younger bro, was short-lived; though he was cute and affectionate, I was forced ... More  →

AIG: Arrogant, Irrational, Greedy?

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 19, 2009
The country is in uproar this week after news surfaced that AIG—also known as That Insurance Company We Bailed Out With Taxpayer Money—used the federal bailout to award its ne’er-do-well executives a whopping $165 MILLION in bonuses. My, gentlemen! That’s rather a lot of cash, isn’t ... More  →

We're Not Playing God, Here.

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 17, 2009
When it comes to great Hollywood roles, there’s nothing quite like playing the Devil. He's diabolical! So scheming! So much more interesting to play than that boring, goody two-shoes God! (Especially since nobody will ever play God better than Morgan Freeman in "Bruce Almighty." Seriously, ... More  →

Would the Phantom Farter of the Medina City Council Please Stand Up?

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 11, 2009
Here at SparkNotes, we’ve been hearing a lot about the New Face of Politics. We’ve got a younger, hipper, more fun-loving President in the White House. We’ve got a Chief of Staff with a disarming smile and well-known penchant for the F-word. We've even, at ... More  →
About the Author

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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