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Does Fan Fiction Make for a Great College Essay?

By Lex LuthorNovember 12, 2012
Whoosh! Reading this essay was like getting in the way-back machine! I remember answering this same prompt for my common app schools back in the day: Essay prompt: “Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that ... More  →
Does Fan Fiction Make for a Great College Essay?

Cats, Ghana, and College Application Essays

By Lex LuthorOctober 22, 2012
Decisions are the worst! Sparkler Angela sent us two essays she’s deciding between: one about cats—are they good or evil, friend or foe, smart or incredibly, unbelievably, maddeningly stupid?—and one about her experience at an orphanage in Ghana. Here is my feedback on the cat essay: AMEN, ... More  →
Cats, Ghana, and College Application Essays

We Dissect Kathryn's College Essay!

By Lex LuthorOctober 11, 2012
Kathryn is the latest brave soul to allow a complete stranger to review her college essay publicly. Can we give her a warm round of applause for that alone? I can only write in dark corners of libraries and coffee shops with my laptop situated ... More  →
We Dissect Kathryn's College Essay!

Man Changes Name to "Tyrannosaurus Rex"

By Lex LuthorMay 10, 2012
A Nebraska man has gone and changed his legal name to Tyrannosaurus Rex Joseph Gold. Because, he says, it’s just a cooler name. Cooler, eh? Even though we now know most dinosaurs had feathers? And terrible gas? In other news, yours truly, Lex Luthor, will now ... More  →
Man Changes Name to

DIY Armor Inspiration: The Malaysian Assassin Bug

By Lex LuthorMay 9, 2012
Behold, the adorable new photo popping up on everyone’s “Armor and Weaponry” Pinterest boards: a bug that wears the dead bodies of its enemies as armor. After sucking out their insides. What fab inspiration! This got us thinking about what else we might like to ... More  →
DIY Armor Inspiration: The Malaysian Assassin Bug

Kony 2012: The Good, the Bad, and Questions to Ask People Who Ask YOU For Money

By Lex LuthorMarch 9, 2012
What is Kony 2012 and why is it all over my internet? Kony 2012 is a campaign launched this week by the Invisible Children, a non-profit organization whose mission is to stop a guy named Joseph Kony and to help the people in Uganda that he’s ... More  →
Kony 2012: The Good, the Bad, and Questions to Ask People Who Ask YOU For Money

The Demons of Summer

By Lex LuthorJune 3, 2011
After each long winter and soggy spring, we embrace summer with unqualified joy. Perhaps you believe this is naivety is harmless. Perhaps you need a timely reminder of summer’s dark side: ... More  →
The Demons of Summer

(Fill-in-the-Blank) Confidence Pants Mantras

By Lex LuthorApril 1, 2011
Confidence pants go on one leg at a time, just like all the other pants, but squeezing into them is much easier when you have a highly specific confidence mantra. Just copy, paste, fill in the blanks below and give a few ... More  →
(Fill-in-the-Blank) Confidence Pants Mantras

Where To Go For Spring Break

By Lex LuthorFebruary 18, 2011
Who says you have to return from spring break with a tan and a dishy pen pal named Pablo? You and Pablo will lose touch in a few months anyway, and he definitely can’t take you to prom. This year, we challenge you to think ... More  →
Where To Go For Spring Break