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SXSW Proves What We've Known All Along: SPARKNOTES SAVES LIVES

By Josh PeriloMarch 19, 2015
If you're here, then you already know it. So maybe asking this question of our fellow SXSW attendees was like shooting fish in a barrel. Or maybe we just wanted a little self-validation. Either way, we asked our friends in Austin if SparkNotes has ever... More  →
SXSW Proves What We've Known All Along: SPARKNOTES SAVES LIVES

How to Make Friends Depending on How Old You Are: A Guide

By Jason SaenzMarch 19, 2015
Friends are like mugs we make in pottery class: they may have weird hand-holds, but they're OURS. Learning to make friends is a challenge you'll face throughout life, and your technique is going to change over time. You will probably start out just making friends with... More  →
How to Make Friends Depending on How Old You Are: A Guide

New Ways to Ask Someone to Prom

By Ashley Brooke RobertsMarch 19, 2015
Tick tick tick, little chickies, prom is around the corner, and it's time you asked your crush out for the big night. How are you going to do it? The old "slip a note in their backpack"? No. Maybe the "through-a-friend-through-a-friend"? Nope. How about the... More  →
New Ways to Ask Someone to Prom

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Apologize for Backing Out on This Guy?

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 18, 2015
Hi Auntie, About two weeks ago, I wanted to play a violin solo with piano accompaniment (Bartók Rumanian folk dances for you music nerds out there) for a school pops concert, so I asked a pianist (let's call him Robert) if he would play with me... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Apologize for Backing Out on This Guy?

Our BIGGEST THEORIES About Scout in Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman

By Janet ManleyMarch 18, 2015
Previously in OH MY SAM HILLS, we freaked out about the news that the sequel to probably-your-fav-book To Kill a Mockingbird (a sequel that was in fact written first by Harper Lee) will be published THIS JULY. Like snow in the south, we initially thought... More  →
Our BIGGEST THEORIES About Scout in Harper Lee's <i>Go Set a Watchman</i>

What Your Online Laugh Says About You

By Jason SaenzMarch 18, 2015
With all the ROFLing that PURPORTEDLY happens on the internet, it's a wonder there aren't more ethernet-related burn injuries. HOW IS IT, we always want to ask, THAT YOU ARE ROFLING, BUT ALSO TYPING? How do we have any butts left after we have laughed them all off?... More  →
What Your Online Laugh Says About You

We Asked SXSW: What App Would You Inventify?

By Josh PeriloMarch 18, 2015
A HUGE part of SXSW has become the Interactive part of the festival. There's enough 3D printing at this thing to build a wall around ALL OF OUR HEARTS (JK, you can't fence our love in). But with so much innovation it begs the question: is... More  →
We Asked SXSW: What App Would You Inventify?

Transgender Teen Activist Jazz Jennings is the New Face of Clean & Clear (AND SHE'S ALSO THE HEROINE WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR)

By ElodieMarch 18, 2015
Jazz Jennings is not JUST a teen activist with a name that would make a fantastic superhero alias. (Jazz Jennings by day, MERMAID-GIRL BY NIGHT. Seriously, she sells hand-crafted silicone mermaid tails and uses the money to support transgender youth. What did Batman even... More  →
Transgender Teen Activist Jazz Jennings is the New Face of Clean & Clear (AND SHE'S ALSO THE HEROINE WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR)

Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend's Friend Is Keeping Us from Making Plans

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 17, 2015
Dear Auntie, How much communication with your S.O. is enough communication?  My boyfriend and I have been together for about six months and he's really great. We have amazing chemistry. One thing though: we have totally different ideas about communication/timeliness. For example, when we're not together,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend's Friend Is Keeping Us from Making Plans
<i>Twilight</i>'s Elizabeth Reaser and <i>Interstellar</i>'s Timothée Chalamet Talk to Us About Dystopian YA and BREAKFAST TACOS

Twilight's Elizabeth Reaser and Interstellar's Timothée Chalamet Talk to Us About Dystopian YA and BREAKFAST TACOS

By Josh PeriloMarch 17, 2015
We love, love, LOVED the SXSW featured movie One and Two. So much that we gave it our "Pick of the Fest" title with a review that you can read here. We were also lucky enough to sit down with two of the... More  →