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Who Was James Foley, and Should Governments Negotiate With Terrorists?

By H. Alan ScottAugust 20, 2014
Previously, we looked at the beginnings of ISIS in the Syrian civil war, and the current campaign by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria; also referred to as ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) to capture Iraqi cities that has... More  →
Who Was James Foley, and Should Governments Negotiate With Terrorists?

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

10 Signs You're Ready to Graduate Teendom Early

By Rebecca Jane StokesAugust 20, 2014
Are you ready to leave your teenaged years behind you and become a cog in the authoritarian regime that rules your post-apocalyptic community? These signs say yes! 1. Fashion Week has gotten lame You first attended NYFW as a thirteen-year-old blogger, and—dare you say it—the styles are... More  →
10 Signs You're Ready to Graduate Teendom Early

Vintage Auntie SparkNotes: Hot for Teacher

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 19, 2014
Auntie SparkNotes is off this week, so we are bringing you VINTAGE Auntie posts from the vault! Hey Auntie, I was wondering if you could help me out, because this is one of those things that I can't really talk about with my friends or family. So I'm... More  →
Vintage Auntie SparkNotes: Hot for Teacher

BTW Our TXT Cover is Totally Blown, TTYN

By Valerie BurnAugust 19, 2014
Super legitimate and definitely up-to-date news source the Mail Online has us totally busted. The site recently published a list of "emerging list of new-age abbreviations," including incredibly new abbrevs (ABBVZ) such as LOL, OMG, and FYI, as well as the more subversive TGIF,... More  →
BTW Our TXT Cover is Totally Blown, TTYN
INCREDIBLE SPARKLER COSPLAY

INCREDIBLE SPARKLER COSPLAY

By SparkLifeAugust 19, 2014
We asked for cosplay pics and YOU DELIVERED! As promised, we are now stuffing ourselves into a cannon and ligthing the fuse because HO BOY THESE ARE AMAZING. Get clicking!!! More  →

What in Zeus?! Is Cracking Your Knuckles Actually Bad?

By Andrew TavinAugust 19, 2014
Hello again and welcome back to What in Zeus?!—the column where we look at old wive's tales, rumors, and scientific suppositions to see what's true and what's FILTHY FILTHY LIES TOLD BY DIRTY HOBBITISES! Today's question: is cracking your knuckles actually bad for you? You've probably lost... More  →
What in Zeus?! Is Cracking Your Knuckles Actually Bad?

Vintage Auntie SparkNotes: New Kid Nerves

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 18, 2014
Auntie SparkNotes is off this week, so we are bringing you VINTAGE Auntie posts from the vault! Dear Auntie, This year, I'm going to a big public school. Last year, I was home schooled. Before that, I went to a small private school, so I'm not used... More  →
Vintage Auntie SparkNotes: New Kid Nerves

Michael Brown Was Shot: Why, How, When, What, WHAT, WUT?

By H. Alan ScottAugust 18, 2014

It’s difficult to write a concise 'splainer on the events unfolding in Ferguson, because things seem to change at such a quick pace that anything we write will be old news in an hour. We DO have scattered facts about the initial shooting that

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Michael Brown Was Shot: Why, How, When, What, WHAT, WUT?