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Star Style at the Met Gala: Which Dress Would You Wear to Prom?

By Chelsea DaggerMay 8, 2012
All your favorite starlets hit the red carpet last night for one of the most glamorous events of the year: the Metropolitan Costume Institute Gala (it's basically like the Yule Ball for celebs, but with fewer angsty Quidditch superstars and more hot gingers). And while the d More  →
Star Style at the Met Gala: Which Dress Would You Wear to Prom?

Ask Jono: Teasing Friends

By Jon_SkindzierMay 8, 2012
Hey Jono, My situation is a little weird, I guess. Sometimes I really don't like my friends, to the point where it feels like a lie to even call them friends. They'll do stuff like make fun of me for being short or... More  →
Ask Jono: Teasing Friends

A (Christmas) Mother's Day Story

By Eric GarneauMay 8, 2012
I don't really like Christmas. Actually, I kind of hate it. I suppose my reasons for that are pretty selfish. The size of my family is precisely two: me and my grandmother… that's it. And since I spend a lot of time with my grandmother... More  →
A (Christmas) Mother's Day Story

The Worst Moments for Your Cell Phone to Ring

By ElodieMay 8, 2012
We Sparklers are people from all different walks of life. But there’s one crucial life component we all have in common: some day, whether it be in the near or distant future, we’re all going to forget to turn off our phones at the worst... More  →
The Worst Moments for Your Cell Phone to Ring

The Best Advice My Mom Ever Gave Me

By Chrissie GruebelMay 8, 2012
When I was little, I used to fight with my older sister. A lot. Like, one time? She and I were playing rockstar or something, and she was singing into a box cutter. No, I don't know where my parents were and no, they didn't... More  →
The Best Advice My Mom Ever Gave Me

May Horoscopes

By Jon_SkindzierMay 7, 2012
The winds of change are blowing, Aries, but unfortunately that's only because a nearby bank exploded, so wear a helmet if you venture outdoors, and carry a large bag with a dollar sign on it. You are destined for prosperity, but that's only because your school bus will break More  →
May Horoscopes

When My Mom Texts

By SissyMay 7, 2012
Because my mom is all about being my BFF, she likes to do everything I do (actually, she does things she thinks I do, but which I’m actually too cool for). She buys flared jeans, watches “The Voice,” and dismisses annoying things with a quick... More  →
When My Mom Texts

Moms vs. Teens: A Lexicon of Misunderstanding

By Melissa AlbertMay 7, 2012
Mom superpowers include supersonic hearing, the ability to see through their children's BS, and a couple of cute vests from the 80s hidden somewhere in their closets. But it's the hearing that's really impressive. Here are a few examples of how mom... More  →
 Moms vs. Teens: A Lexicon of Misunderstanding

The Hit List: Jonathan Coulton

By ContributorMay 7, 2012
As my answer to Metalhead's call for more Hit List posts, I give you internet super-star Jonathan Coulton. You may already know of his work: he's the guy who wrote Still Alive for the game Portal, then Want You Gone for... More  →
The Hit List: Jonathan Coulton

Ain't No Party Like an Anti-Prom Party

By ContributorMay 7, 2012
Metalhead fills us in on his totally rockin' weekend, which included dangerous amounts of cream soda and dancing. We're surprised he made it out alive.—Sparkitors Well, Prom came and Prom went, and I didn't go. But I made the weekend extremely... More  →
Ain't No Party Like an Anti-Prom Party