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Did NaNoWriMo Slay You? READ THIS

By Sara BenincasaNovember 30, 2016
National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is about to draw to a close. But this particular November, after a fractious and often devastating campaign season concluded, many folks had a difficult time writing anything at all.  The stress, the sadness, the fear for the rights... More  →
Did NaNoWriMo Slay You? READ THIS

Study Tips for Every Zodiac Sign

By Kelly HoffmacherNovember 29, 2016
Your zodiac sign can be a helpful guide for making decisions of pretty much any size, from where to go to college to how to play Pokémon Go (hey, remember Pokémon go?). Even if you're a skeptic (ahem, Virgo), these study tips will come in handy for strivers of any sig More  →
Study Tips for Every Zodiac Sign

The Answer Is: Make a Zine

By SparkNotesNovember 29, 2016
The streets of heaven are crowded with people trying to sell their manuscripts. And in the aftermath of NaNoWriMo, the inboxes of literary agents look basically like this. (Don't give up hope, tho! Pitch, pitch, pitch!) Still, maybe after NaNoWriMo all you have are... More  →
The Answer Is: Make a Zine

Anatomy of a Jane Austen Fangirl

By SparkNotesNovember 28, 2016
Welcome back to Anatomy of a Fangirl! Today's anatomy was made possible by the ever-talented Elliana Esquivel, who, btw, just released a brill little zine! ✨ This one goes out to the fangirls who... Know which Darcy is the best Darcy Are earnest matchmakers Loved, lost, and loved... More  →
Anatomy of a Jane Austen Fangirl

The Best Books of 2016

By SparkNotesNovember 28, 2016
Whether or not you're feeling like 2016 went down as a garbage fire of malcontent, it was a banner year for fiction, especially if you: are not averse to hexing people, wanted a love story to restore your faith in the universe, were after smart, funny fiction to help explain this... More  →
The Best Books of 2016

11 MORE Awkward Moments in Fiction

By ElodieNovember 25, 2016
Remember that time we talked about awkward moments in fiction, and it was pretty much awful? Well, we’ve all collectively done about 17,000 awkward things since then, so it seems like the time is ripe to remind ourselves that fictional characters have it so much worse tha More  →
11 MORE Awkward Moments in Fiction

Neil Patrick Harris is the Count Olaf We All Deserve in the Official A Series of Unfortunate Events Trailer

By ElodieNovember 23, 2016
I’m just going to say it: Neil Patrick Harris is the Count Olaf we've all been waiting for. Jim Carrey, while iconic, was too goofy for me to take seriously. I never really believed him. If you’re going to be Count Olaf, here is a... More  →
Neil Patrick Harris is the Count Olaf We All Deserve in the Official <em>A Series of Unfortunate Events</em> Trailer

These Harry Potter Would-You-Rather Questions Are Ex-CRUCIO-tingly Hard

By SparkNotesNovember 23, 2016
In addition to offering the finest in witty literary commentary and the occasional breathtaking #gryffindoraesthetic moodboard, we here at SparkLife are in the business of existential crises and crushing heartbreak, and baby, BUSINESS IS GOOD. To wit: our inexhaustible More  →
These <i>Harry Potter</i> Would-You-Rathers Are Ex-CRUCIO-tingly Hard

The Chillest Parts of Every Hogwarts House

By Vitoria BasNovember 22, 2016
We're not saying Hufflepuff is definitely the chillest house, but they do curate terrariums.  More  →
The Chillest Parts of Every Hogwarts House

5 Times Hamlet Was the Emo Crush of Your Dreams

By Kelly HoffmacherNovember 22, 2016
O Hamlet—the tortured, emo boyfriend I never had but always dreamed of. He’s the original unavailable brainiac. If Hamlet had slumped against my locker and mumbled any one of these five ~deep~ thoughts, I would have followed him anywhere. Well, at least to the White Hen to get some... More  →
5 Times Hamlet Was the Emo Crush of Your Dreams