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Hans Hipster Anderson Presents Children's Fables

By Brandon SpecktorAugust 25, 2014
The works of people like Hans Christian Anderson were originally designed to act as warning fables for children (e.g., don't climb into an oven unless you're positive there is figgy pudding in there; you will regret getting your hair cut; apples are LAAAME). But a lot of the More  →
Hans Hipster Anderson Presents Children's Fables

The Perks of Being The Chosen One

By Andrew TavinAugust 20, 2014
You know about "cancer perks," but do you know about the lesser-tapped "Chosen One" market of perks? As the titular character of your own book series, NOT ONLY do you get to save humanity, but you get to whine about how... More  →
The Perks of Being The Chosen One

J.K. Rowling Sends Us Another Owl and We Call for Stories About These Four Harry Potter Characters

By Melissa AlbertAugust 19, 2014
Hear ye, hear ye! Over on Pottermore, J.K. Rowling has given us yet another tasty piece of Potter paraphernalia, shining a spotlight on singing witch Celestina Warbeck, a former Gryffindor with pipes so powerful they could drown out a banshee. (She also has... More  →
J.K. Rowling Sends Us Another Owl and We Call for Stories About These Four <i>Harry Potter</i> Characters
You Are Going to Ship Mia and Adam So Hard After You See <i>If I Stay</i>

You Are Going to Ship Mia and Adam So Hard After You See If I Stay

By Janet ManleyAugust 19, 2014
WE CAME, WE SAW, WE ALMOST DETACHED OUR TONSILS TRYING NOT TO CRY. You, Sparklers, are going to love If I Stay, which arrives barefoot in theaters this Thursday night. SEEING THIS MOVIE IS A CHOICE THAT IS GOING TO MAKE YOU. *chops onions for potluck dinner* For... More  →
<i>The Giver</i> As Reviewed By A Professional Doodler

The Giver As Reviewed By A Professional Doodler

By ziggykelsmanAugust 19, 2014
A few disclaimers before this review: The last time I read the book The Giver was around 1995, so I could be hazy on some details of the original source material. Also, from here on out, this will be ALL SPOILERS. Opening Scene: The film starts out in black and white. A voi More  →

31 Predictions For What Will Happen In The Next Mockingjay Trailer

By Jason SaenzAugust 15, 2014
As Hunger Game fans salivate for the next MockingJay trailer (the movie hits theaters in November) we have decide to speculate on what will happen in the next trailer. Sure, we've all read the books, but we think what a better way to get people... More  →
31 Predictions For What Will Happen In The Next <i>Mockingjay</i> Trailer
<i>The Giver</i> Has Bred A World of Sameness: See the Books and Films It Inspired

The Giver Has Bred A World of Sameness: See the Books and Films It Inspired

By KathAugust 14, 2014
Since Lois Lowry's blockbuster novel The Giver hit bookshelves in 1993, we've all been on a steady diet of YA authoritarism. Back in the early '90s, YA dystopian lit wasn't really a thing. The Giver was groundbreaking, because it took non-outer-space sci-fi (then mostly More  →

TSweezy and The Giver Gang Coordinated Their Outfits at the NY Premiere!

By Chelsea DaggerAugust 13, 2014
HAPPY WEDNESDAY, BUTTSKIS. Are you back in school? Is it very awful? Is the prospect of tonight's homework slowly but surely draining you of your will to live? WELL BUCK UP, SOLDIER, 'cuz I've got somethin' for ya: THIS TINY SLIDESHOW! Sure, it ain't a cupcake car (THOSE THI More  →
TSweezy and <em>The Giver</em> Gang Coordinated Their Outfits at the NY Premiere!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Gets Its Cast!

By Abbey ClarkeAugust 13, 2014
Those of you who love Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the irreverent re-imagining of an Austen classic, are about to hear some good news—WE HAVE A CASTING UPDATE. While the road to production of this adaptation has been rocky, with Lily Collins, Emma Stone,... More  →
<i>Pride and Prejudice and Zombies</i> Gets Its Cast!

Exclusive Interview with Nathan Kress Makes Us Want to Kiss His Beautiful Eyeballs.

By Emily WinterAugust 13, 2014
Whenever we get the opportunity to interview a celebrity, we usually hide in the bathroom and sob until we forget our own names. But occasionally we zip up our confidence pants and Beyonce ourselves right up to NATHAN KRESS to ask him—in true SparkLife fashion—about... More  →
Exclusive Interview with Nathan Kress Makes Us Want to Kiss His Beautiful Eyeballs.