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SPARKNOTES EXCLUSIVE: Samira Wiley Talks About Shakespeare, Hamilton, and Her New Role In NERVE

By SparkLifeJuly 27, 2016
When I first read about Nerve, I saw it described as an "action crime techno-thriller survival film" and thought: ALL THAT, PLUS Dave Franco's cheekbones? I'M SOLD. Friends, it surpassed the hype—it's a nail-biting commentary on the consequences of taking candy from creepy strangers who watch you through your phone camera. To give you... More  →
SPARKNOTES EXCLUSIVE: Samira Wiley Talks About Shakespeare, <i>Hamilton</i>, and Her New Role In <i>NERVE</i>

Hillary Clinton Gets Nomination, Following Long Line of Boss Ladies Who Could Never Be Satisfied

By H. Alan ScottJuly 27, 2016
It took decades of public service, two presidential runs, and hundreds of online pantsuit galleries, but Hillary Clinton has done something no other woman has ever done: become the first female nominee for president of a major party. That’s huge. Or as Bernie would... More  →
Hillary Clinton Gets Nomination, Following Long Line of Boss Ladies Who Could Never Be Satisfied

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get People to Accept My Older Boyfriend?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 25, 2016
Dear Auntie, I've recently started a new relationship with a guy (whoopie!). I say "guy" rather than "boy" because the truth is he's 33, and I'm 19. Now I realize that 14 years is quite a big age gap, but it's really not an issue for... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get People to Accept My Older Boyfriend?

BEHOLD: Your Heartbreak Horoscope!

By Kit FraserJuly 25, 2016
As Albert Einstein once said, "You can't blame gravity for falling in love." Translation? Science is dead, everyone will be heartbroken eventually, and all we have left to guide us are notoriously unreliable predictions based upon stars. How you’ll weather the aftermath of a breakup... More  →
BEHOLD: Your Heartbreak Horoscope!

Auntie SparkNotes: What If Wisdom Teeth Surgery Makes Me Tell All My Secrets?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 22, 2016
Hi! I have to have my wisdom teeth removed soon, and I am absolutely terrified of what effects the anesthesia will have. I am worried that I will accidentally reveal something the normal me would not like for others to know. I am scared of opening... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: What If Wisdom Teeth Surgery Makes Me Tell All My Secrets?

The Summer Romance Test

By Kelly HoffmacherJuly 22, 2016
Lucky you! You met someone at your cousin’s graduation party; on an otherwise extremely boring vacation to the Grand Canyon; at a free Feelies concert in Central Park. You’ve achieved a June through August rite of passage! But what’s the deal with the other nine... More  →
The Summer Romance Test

Interview: Two Students Protest 1,900 Police Housed in Their University Dorms

By Taylor NolesJuly 21, 2016
This week, the Republican National Convention is taking place in Cleveland. If you haven't been watching, check out our rundown of candidates and some of the highlights. Will the "Never Trump" campaigners manage to nominate a different candidate [spoiler: nope! —ed.]? Will Iowa... More  →
Interview: Two Students Protest 1,900 Police Housed in Their University Dorms

If Our Favorite Fictional Characters Were Pokemon, Here's What They Would Be

By ElodieJuly 21, 2016
So there I was, elbows-deep in my Pokemon GO addiction and trawling the Internet for knowledge of or relating to why my Pokeballs always seem to rocket-launch into outer space, when I made a discovery. I discovered that Alakazam—the final evolved form of Abra—looks like... More  →
If Our Favorite Fictional Characters Were Pokemon, Here's What They Would Be

Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Had Naughty Pics on His Hard Drive

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 20, 2016
Hi Auntie, I'm pretty mixed up. My boyfriend of over a year sent me a link to a game via Dropbox, but he didn't just send me the link; he sent the entirety of his Dropbox contents on accident. I asked him if I could look... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Had Naughty Pics on His Hard Drive

10 Things You Can Bet I Would Do With a Wand If I Suddenly Had One

By ElodieJuly 20, 2016
The more I re-read Harry Potter, the more I am given to understand that I was supposed to be a wizard. Magic is all about sporting questionable outfits and shouting nonsense in public, and I already do both of those things. Let’s just be real: if... More  →
10 Things You Can Bet I Would Do With a Wand If I Suddenly Had One