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America's Next Top Blago

By kat_rosenfieldApril 15, 2009
We don't usually talk about politics on SparkLife, but the wackadoo antics of disgraced former governor Rod Blagojevich have forced us to make an exception. Wiretapped, impeached, indicted on federal corruption charges, and generally regarded by the public as a miserable failure…well, it seemed like Blago ... More  →

These Books Are Great...In Bed.

By kat_rosenfieldApril 14, 2009
Last month, the literary community was all aflutter over this portrait, widely considered to be a never-before-seen likeness of William Shakespeare himself. Why all the hubbub, you ask? Because it depicts the Bard as a hunk of hot Elizabethan man-meat, that’s why! Whereas most images of Shakespeare ... More  →

When a Man and a Woman Really Love Each Other

By kat_rosenfieldApril 10, 2009
Ah, Spring! The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and in living rooms around the world, parents are sitting down with their kids for that time-honored family tradition… The Sex Talk. We’ll wait while you stop screaming. The Sex Talk—that heart-to-heart parental chat about the birds and ... More  →

Aspiring Thespian? Beware the Sopranaconda.

By kat_rosenfieldApril 9, 2009
Last month, SparkNotes took you inside the sordid underworld of high school athletics, exposing the Scholar Athlete/Dumb Jock dichotomy and teaching you to identify the unique behaviors of different cheerleader species. If you were tantalized by the rich anthropology of the varsity playing field, then your ... More  →

Auntie SparkNotes Knows How to Deal with Textboy McStalkyPants

By kat_rosenfieldApril 8, 2009
This week, we heard from a girl with a too-persistent admirer: “I REALLY need your help! Two years ago over the summer I met this guy at camp. He seemed okay, but kind of weird and really negative. I felt bad, so I asked him if we ... More  →

News Flash: The Vending Machine Robots Are Watching You

By kat_rosenfieldApril 6, 2009
This just in: The rise of the machines is upon us. Though this Associated Press article purports to be all about the energy-saving initiatives underway in schools across the country, we never made it past the report’s absolutely terrifying opening line: “The candy machine at Henry ... More  →

Bewildered? Betrayed? Befuddled? Ask Auntie SparkNotes.

By kat_rosenfieldApril 2, 2009
Following last week’s post on prom date solicitation, we heard from a SparkNotes commenter in a painful quandary. He writes: I asked this girl out to the social as a date a few months ago and she said yes. Then I found out that she couldnt ... More  →

At Connecticut School, Students Must Touch the Smelly Kid or Face Detention

By kat_rosenfieldApril 1, 2009
In the wake of the recent ban on physical contact at Connecticut’s East Shore Middle School, a rival school has struck back with a competing rule: enforced physical contact for all students in grades 7-12. According to West Bank Central School officials, the new policy ... More  →

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  →
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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