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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

11 Easy Ways to Seem Smarter in Class

By Kelly HoffmacherNovember 21, 2016
Many of you reading this will scoff, because there’s absolutely no need for you to trick anyone into thinking you’re smart: you’re a genius—duh. But what if you can’t stand a particular class and you still want that A? Don’t think your teacher is immune... More  →
11 Easy Ways to Seem Smarter in Class

Shakespeare Quotes for When Your Relatives Ask What You're Doing With Your Life

By ElodieNovember 21, 2016
If your family's anything like mine, they come to Thanksgiving dinner armed with a veritable tsunami of questions you don't want to answer. Why don't you have a boyfriend yet, Elodie? What's up with your hair, Elodie? POLITICS, ELODIE, LET US DISCUSS THEM AT LENGTH. The... More  →
Shakespeare Quotes for When Your Relatives Ask What You're Doing With Your Life

Blogging The Odyssey: Part 12 (The End... OR IS IT?)

By ElodieNovember 18, 2016
We’ve gone on a strange journey together, haven’t we? We learned some life lessons, like "never trash talk a Cyclops," "cannibals do not have your best interests at heart," and "don’t touch the cows of the sun god." We laughed, we cried, we suffered. Boy,... More  →
Blogging <em>The Odyssey</em>: Part 12 (The End... OR IS IT?)

If Voldemort Had Been the Main Character of the Harry Potter Series

By ElodieNovember 17, 2016
We are all the heroes of our own story, and the villain in someone else’s. For instance, I stole a parking spot from some woman at Taco Bell once, and she probably hates me now. That’s fair. Similarly, even Voldemort didn't see himself as the bad... More  →
If Voldemort Had Been the Main Character of the <em>Harry Potter</em> Series

10 Questions That Will Seriously Impress Your English Teacher

By Kelly HoffmacherNovember 17, 2016
Even when you've dutifully read the book AND the SparkNote (honest to Mom, they're not mutually exclusive), sometimes you need a little extra inspiration to ace the all-important—and sometimes terrifying—participation portion of your classes. If you think about these 10 questions while you're reading, and pose them in discussions, you're... More  →
10 Questions That Will Seriously Impress Your English Teacher

We Sorted The Force Awakens Characters Into Hogwarts Houses & Created the Hottest Fandom EVER

By Little ChmuraNovember 17, 2016
Was the Resistance the original Dumbledore's Army? All signs point to YASSSS. Think about it: both have a courageous leader with an unruly head of hair, a fierce, brilliant woman who cares deeply for her friends and gets maaaad sh*# done, and a lovable, loyal goof with a bra More  →
We Sorted <em>The Force Awakens</em> Characters Into Hogwarts Houses & Created the Hottest Fandom EVER