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#GOALS: Katniss, Loki, & Dumbledore Lay Out Their New Year's Resolutions

By Maddy AaronDecember 28, 2015
Once a year, we all pretend that we will be entirely new people next year! We will STOP always ordering TWO cupcakes instead of ONE! We will START running 3 miles a day! We will ask the boy wearing the stormtrooper helmut out for coffee;... More  →
#GOALS: Katniss, Loki, & Dumbledore Lay Out Their New Year's Resolutions

Centaurs, Ranked

By Janet ManleyDecember 24, 2015
Part-man, part-horse, centaurs are popular with fantasy fanatics and people who aren't good at drawing realistic human legs (also popular: mermaids). They are a staple of mythology, the O.G.s of archery, and riddikulously muscular. Personally, I like that they won't let just anyone ride around... More  →
Centaurs, Ranked

The Sound of Music, SparkNoted

By Janet ManleyDecember 22, 2015
Meet Maria, the worst nun of all time. After catching her with her hair out again, Mother Superior tells her to go be a governess for a bit.  The Von Trapp family seem okay other than the tassles on the uniforms. Maria wins over the kids with song.  It... More  →
The Sound of Music, SparkNoted

This Is What Happens When Pokemon Meet Your Perfect Christmas

By Kirsten CrawfordDecember 21, 2015
Think getting your teacup chihuahua into his reindeer costume on Christmas is hard? Put away your vision of a perfect Christmas, and take in the chaos that is Pokemon characters in Christmas sweaters. Lesson: The cuteness isn't always worth the cost. (That goes for you, too, More  →
This Is What Happens When Pokemon Meet Your Perfect Christmas

Behind-the-Scenes Look at Brooklyn Starring Saoirse Ronan Has Us DESPERATE For an Irish Accent and an Italian Beau

By Maddy AaronDecember 18, 2015
Did that tidal wave of homesickness the first few weeks of college knock you off your feet and right into a pile of dining hall waffle sundaes (NOT waffle cone sundaes—ice cream, whipped cream, and sprinkles placed on top of waffles)? If you've been feeling... More  →
Behind-the-Scenes Look at <em>Brooklyn</em> Starring Saoirse Ronan Has Us DESPERATE For an Irish Accent and an Italian Beau

Prepare for Star Wars With Sith-Inspired Makeup (tbh There Is No Way to Prepare!)

By Allison EmmDecember 18, 2015
JUST FOR THE RECORD, IT IS STAR WARS DAY, AND THE SPARKNOTES CONTROL PANEL IS CURRENTLY BEING MANNED BY A PLUSH GRUMPY CAT TOY AND JOSH'S EASYBAKE OVEN. IT'S STAR WARS DAY! IT'S STAR WARS DAY! AND NOW: A SITH MAKEUP TUT FROM MASTER ALLISON EMM.When fashion and sci-fi collide More  →
Prepare for Star Wars With Sith-Inspired Makeup (tbh There Is No Way to Prepare!)

The 20 Best People, Things, and Threadbare Henleys of 2015, According to Us, SparkLife

By Janet ManleyDecember 14, 2015
It was the best of years it was the--ZOMG ZAYN IS LEAVING 1D I DIE A THOUSAND DEATHS.SO MUCH happened this year, and we weren't really equipped to handle it, beyond working through our emotions in the Sparkitor tumblr. How to sum up the year that gave us Pizza Rat, and The D More  →
The 20 Best People, Things, and Threadbare Henleys of 2015, According to Us, SparkLife

21 Signs You Never Got Over Goosebumps as a Kid

By Brit McGinnisDecember 7, 2015
You guys. Goosebumps became a movie this year. *NOSTALGIA ALERT* And sure, we all "moved on" from fourth grade and have adult interests now (Prince Caspian is 34, and therefore superrrr adultish), but also: I WANT MY TINY FOURTH-GRADE DESK AND... More  →
21 Signs You Never Got Over <i>Goosebumps</i> as a Kid

Quiz: Which Avenger Should You Spend The Holidays With?

By Brit McGinnisDecember 2, 2015

It’s December, which means it is OFFICIALLY HOLIDAY SEASON. You know, the time of year when you have a million parties to go to, a million assignments to finish and a million holiday sweaters to choose between. It’s exhausting.

The only... More  →

Quiz: Which Avenger Should You Spend The Holidays With?
How Time Travel Works in Different Universes

How Time Travel Works in Different Universes

By Nicole DiekerDecember 1, 2015
Time travel: it's a paradox. Not only because you have to answer complicated questions like "what happens if your mom gets a crush on you instead of your dad?" but also because no two time-travel universes work in the same way. Seriously. There are some time-travel universe More  →