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Anna Kendrick's The Last Five Year Trailer Makes Us Want to Dance in the Streets & CRY FOREVER

By Katherine MollyDecember 9, 2014
If you are a fan of A: Anna Kendrick (and let's be real, who isn't?), B: the feeeeeeelz, and/or C: obscure but TOTALLY AWESOME off-Broadway musicals, THEN THIS IS A THING YOU MUST WATCH NOW! For those of you not in the musical-theater-know, The Last Five... More  →
Anna Kendrick's <em>The Last Five Year Trailer</em> Makes Us Want to Dance in the Streets & CRY FOREVER

THE CRUSH CHRONICLES: TATE

By Janet ManleyDecember 9, 2014
Janet has crushed on just about everything, from boys to rowing coaches to English teachers to ski patrollers to boys with mohawks to Jack Black to Nick Miller. At times, she has worried that her crushability might not have a limit. What next, she has worried, a... More  →
THE CRUSH CHRONICLES: TATE

Hold on to Your Elder Wands, Sparklers: J.K. Rowling Is Releasing Brand New Content About DRACO MALFOY!

By ElodieDecember 9, 2014
Apparently even an Umbridge exposé can't exhaust the magic quill of J.K. Rowling—as evidenced by the glorious fact that starting December 12th, she'll be releasing new material on Pottermore every single day until Christmas! All you have to do is answer a daily riddleto... More  →
Hold on to Your Elder Wands, Sparklers: J.K. Rowling Is Releasing Brand New Content About DRACO MALFOY!

"Why Are You Crying?" Response Extender Pack

By Jason SaenzDecember 9, 2014
NO ONE BELIEVES YOU WHEN YOU SAY YOU HAVE BEEN CUTTING ONIONS. THEY SEE RIGHT THROUGH THAT RUSE TO YOUR SWOLLEN, PUFFY FACE. Try one of these excuses instead. My parrot just ate my homework. My parrot just ran off with my dog. My parrot keeps drawing pictures of... More  →

Auntie SparkNotes: When Should I Be Monogamous About Coffee Dates?

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 8, 2014
Dear Auntie, I’ve spent five happy years listening to you dispense your sage words of advice to the Sparkler community, but in all my years I have not once come across a column dealing with the possibly trivial problem that now faces me. I recently moved to... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: When Should I Be Monogamous About Coffee Dates?
Vote for the Best of 2014 in the Sparky Awards

Vote for the Best of 2014 in the Sparky Awards

By Janet ManleyDecember 8, 2014
IT HAS BEEN A BIG YEAR, and not just for pantless red carpet appearances. We were gifted with the third Hunger Games film, Woody Harrelson's tardy realization that Chris and Liam Hemsworth were brothers, the Harry Potter legend in cave paintings,... More  →

The Subtext of Common Holiday Gifts

By Ashley Brooke RobertsDecember 8, 2014
It's that time of year again! A time where one receives a bunch of useless and confusing gifts. After being given a paperweight by your favorite cousin, you might be asking yourself “does anyone know me at all?” Well, listen: they do. They know you... More  →
The Subtext of Common Holiday Gifts

How to Tell If They Like You BY PLAYING BINGO

By Jason SaenzDecember 8, 2014
If the love of your life giving you mixed signals (DO I MICROWAVE YOU WITH OR WITHOUT PUNCTURING THE PLASTIC WRAPPER?) and you need to find out if that specialest someone truly has eyes for you, or just for the color orange, YOU NEED TO... More  →
How to Tell If They Like You BY PLAYING BINGO

Auntie SparkNotes: I Came Out as Trans and My BFF Isn't Supportive

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 5, 2014
Hi, Auntie. I was gender fluid for a long time, and I changed my pronouns from "she" to "they." This got a lot of mixed results. Some people were happy to work on changing the pronouns, others told me I wasn't that way and am... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Came Out as Trans and My BFF Isn't Supportive