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The Friday Awards: Tips for Cleaning Your Fridge

By Renda DingNovember 14, 2014
Exciting developments, Sparklers! We have SECRET CHALLENGE winners at last! Several enlightened Sparklers correctly guessed the answer  was "Benedict Cumberbatch," so in honor of your efforts we have prepared a letter of congrats. Feel free to print it, frame it, put it on mugs, shoes, pet... More  →
The Friday Awards: Tips for Cleaning Your Fridge

Sherlock! Star Trek! Otters? Dream Themes for Benedict Cumberbatch's Cumberwedding

By Nicole DiekerNovember 14, 2014
We cannot marry Benedict Cumberbatch—some of us have to remind ourselves of that fact every day—but we can plan his wedding! How better than to celebrate the Batch no longer being a bachelor than to throw ourselves against a church window screaming "marry me instead!" like... More  →
Sherlock! Star Trek! Otters? Dream Themes for Benedict Cumberbatch's Cumberwedding

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get Help Before It's Too Late?

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 13, 2014
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, Forgive me for the length and depressing content in this letter. I've reached a very low point in my 17 years and I'm not sure what to do. About three years ago, upon first entering high school, I first began experiencing symptoms of... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get Help Before It's Too Late?

Quiz: Which Hipster Mode of Transportation Is Best For You?

By Jason SaenzNovember 13, 2014
The problem with public transportation is it's SO MAINSTREAM. And cars? Uhh, Mumford and Sons would never have been famous if they rocked up to their gigs with their banjos hanging out of the trunk of their Ford Fiestas. But which transportation alternative is MOST alternative?... More  →
Quiz: Which Hipster Mode of Transportation Is Best For You?

A New Chicken Dance Is Upon Us and It Is Worse Than Ever

By Valerie BurnNovember 13, 2014
SPARKLETOTS: If you're anything like us, lately, something's been missing from your lives. With all the Taylor Swift and Sam Smith going around, our ear drums have been positively coddled with nice songs and pleasing music. But you know as well as we do: Listening to... More  →
A New Chicken Dance Is Upon Us and It Is Worse Than Ever

The 15 Greatest Burns In Harry Potter History

By ElodieNovember 13, 2014
Harry Potter is known for defining childhoods and shaping lives, but what people sometimes forget is that it’s also the book series that launched a thousand sick burns. You knew things were about to get serious whenever Harry and Malfoy had a face-off, or whenever... More  →
The 15 Greatest Burns In <em>Harry Potter</em> History

The Best Thing You Will Hear Today (Or Ever) Is JLaw's "Terrible" Singing

By Nicole DiekerNovember 13, 2014
Jennifer Lawrence was on The Late Show With David Letterman last night, and she revealed a huge character flaw. Of course, since she's a world-famous actress, it's one of those character flaws that is actually HILARIOUS and ADORABLE, the way Bella Swan is perfect except for... More  →
The Best Thing You Will Hear Today (Or Ever) Is JLaw's

Everything We WISH We Could Write in Our College Applications

By Andrew TavinNovember 13, 2014
Right now, you're probably several hours into trying to figure out how to make your performance as the first ever female Peter Pan at your community theater out as an act of heroism on your college essay. You know that you need a narrative; a... More  →
Everything We WISH We Could Write in Our College Applications

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Tell My Family That I'm Genderqueer?

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 12, 2014
Hello Auntie, A short exposition of me, I am a short but strong lady in high school. Junior to be specific. I have a very comfortable life and I am very happy with the position I'm in. I have great friends and an even greater... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Tell My Family That I'm Genderqueer?

"Ol' McSpaghetti Arms" and Other Things Anna Kendrick Says In Her Awesome Marie Claire Interview

By Valerie BurnNovember 12, 2014
When we talk about our imaginary best friends, a few ladies come to mind: Jennifer Lawrence. Emma Watson. Taylor Swift. Hillary Clinton. (Is that last one just me? OK.) But we often forget one of our most excellent fake besties, Ms. Anna Kendrick. We first met her... More  →
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