Graduation season is upon us, Sparklers! And sure, every school wants to score a great speaker to inspire its graduating class, but heroes and heroines are so overbooked this time of year. Why not consider a villain instead? Here’s a preview of the words of wisdom that som More →
As part of our ongoing celebration of the 50th Anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird and the upcoming release of Go Set a Watchman, we asked artist extraordinaire Reid Faylor (and resident lunch meat expert) to illustrate Scout-inspired ham costumes throughout histo More →
Merriam-Webster has just announced they've added 1,700 new entries to the dictionary—and one of them is WTF. Seriously, Merriam-Webster? Do you realize that WTF is an abbreviation, not a word? What if we treated all our abbreviations like words and started using them in Scrabble... More →
IT'S HERE, IT'S HERE! The sequel to Michelle Tea's Mermaid of Chelsea Creekis out TODAY, and we CANNOT STOP SQUEEING. Girl at the Bottom of the Sea is full of underwater adventures, DARK MAGIC, and fascinatingly fantastical characters who will either help or hinder... More →
With the release of Go Set A Watchman quickly approaching, and the fire of To Kill A Mockingbird reemerging with a vigor not seen since your freshman English class, you’re going to need a way to show your love for this classically rad novel. So, why not rock some To K More →
Writing is hard. In fact, that last sentence alone took us 20 minutes to construct, mostly because we were questioning every choice we made. Is the word "hard" too simple? Should we have used arduous or onerous instead? Or are arduous and onerous ostentatious? Is... More →
A friendly note from the author: As you can see, we have another new format. I will miss the slideshow, but this makes more sense for SparkLife at the moment. Ultimately it’s all the same content, and though a little less fancy, we... More →
Two-part question for you guys: 1) what is the greatest quote in all of the Harry Potter universe, and 2) why is it most definitely that part where Harry tells Snape that Roonil Wazlib is his nickname?
"This is the copy of Advanced Potion-Making that you purchased fro More →
ATTENTION SPARKLEVERSE: THIS IS NOT A DRILL. WE REPEAT: THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Today, a GREAT and TERRIBLE game makes its triumphant return to SparkLife: welcome to the newest edition of Would You Rather!
From the beginning of time and space, fandoms have been our binding More →