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EXCLUSIVE: Our Author Crush Jandy Nelson Talks YA Fiction, Art and Not Being a Horse With Auntie SparkNotes

EXCLUSIVE: Our Author Crush Jandy Nelson Talks YA Fiction, Art and Not Being a Horse With Auntie SparkNotes

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 14, 2014
Remember how we told you to stop dithering around and go pick up THE 2014 HOMECOMING QUEEN OF YA HIGH SCHOOL, Jandy Nelson's I'll Give You the Sun IMMEDIATELY? (While you're at it, DITHER NO MORE and check out our OTHER favorite book,... More  →

EXCELLENT NEWS: The #1 Thing JLaw Wants in a Relationship is COOL RANCH DORITOS

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 14, 2014
Unless you've been hibernating in the abandoned ham factory that I keep threatening to abscond to, you've surely heard about J "LAYIN' DOWN THE" Law's epic interview with Vanity Fair. After more than a month of silence about the nude photo... More  →
EXCELLENT NEWS: The #1 Thing JLaw Wants in a Relationship is COOL RANCH DORITOS

Creepy Clowns Sighted In California, Have Own Instagram Account

By Abbey ClarkeOctober 14, 2014
'Tis the season for scary things! Just when we thought that evil clowns were only in the movies, we hear this: there’s been a rash of creepy clown sightings in the real, not fictional town of Wasco, California. Oh, and these clowns come complete... More  →
Creepy Clowns Sighted In California, Have Own Instagram Account

Banned Books We LURVE

By Abbey ClarkeOctober 14, 2014
It’s Teen Reading Week on SparkLife, chilluns! And what better way to celebrate the freedom to read than by calling attention to books that have been banned or challenged by censors? Some of our favorite titles have drawn the ire of the resident moral guardians; read on to More  →
Banned Books We LURVE

What Kind of Ghost Are You?

By Anthony DeVitoOctober 14, 2014
Am I a Charlotte? A Samantha? A Carrie? It's easy to tell which Sex and the City character you are, but here are some ways you can tell which type of ghost you inhabit! If you're friendly, have helped build a church, and at least once... More  →
What Kind of Ghost Are You?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Regret Befriending the Social Pariah

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 13, 2014
Dear Auntie, I am going to preface this letter by assuring you I am not a terrible person, I promise. I volunteer with children at an environmental center, I always give to charity, I (literally) help the elderly across the street and down the stairs, everyone... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Regret Befriending the Social Pariah

New York Comic Con Proves Lucy Liu is the Real Star of Elementary

By Ryan BrittOctober 13, 2014
Friday afternoon at New York Comic Con featured an exclusive sneak-peak at the season three premier of CBS’s American Sherlock Holmes interpretation; Elementary.  Just three short years ago, Elementary, was treated just suspiciously by Sherlockians as the great detective might give the stink-eye to shifty... More  →
New York Comic Con Proves Lucy Liu is the Real Star of <em>Elementary</em>

8 Reasons Why Books Are Better Than TV

By ElodieOctober 13, 2014
People have been squabbling about things since forever, and they’re not going to stop any time soon. We’ve presided over some pretty hefty debates (Mac vs PC, GIF vs JIF, Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man vs Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man), but perhaps the one with the... More  →
8 Reasons Why Books Are Better Than TV
NYCC Featured Artist Chrissie Zullo Empowers Women in Her Amazing Art

NYCC Featured Artist Chrissie Zullo Empowers Women in Her Amazing Art

By Josh PeriloOctober 13, 2014
One of the greatest things about any comic con is finding new and original art that you can't see anywhere else, and New York Comic Con is bursting at its spandex seams with it! This year, we ran across the incredibly talented Chrissie Zullo. She's got a thing for Disney pri More  →
YA Author David Iserson Talks Being a Jerk, <i>New Girl</i>, Writing <i>Firecracker</i> and What Happens When You Watch Too Much TV (YOU GROW UP TO BE A TV WRITER)

YA Author David Iserson Talks Being a Jerk, New Girl, Writing Firecracker and What Happens When You Watch Too Much TV (YOU GROW UP TO BE A TV WRITER)

By Janet ManleyOctober 13, 2014
I have already pronounced David Iserson's brilliant novel Firecracker to be the FUNNIEST BOOK OF THESE MODERN TIMES, and if you haven't yet read the story of uber-wealthy Astrid Krieger, grand-daughter of a senator and resident of a backyard rocket ship (a real one),... More  →