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Father's Day Gifts for Dads That Are Hard to Shop For

By ElodieJune 14, 2012
If you’re anything like me, Father’s Day is just another day (on top of Christmas and his birthday) during which you realize your dad is some kind of superhuman without material wants or needs. You’ll think long and hard, and you’ll scour the stores, and... More  →
Father's Day Gifts for Dads That Are Hard to Shop For

The Mystery of the Blank Page

By ContributorJune 14, 2012
You know when you’re nearing the end of a really good book and you think you have lots left to read, only to discover a heap of blank pages instead? Yeah, we’ve all been mercilessly tricked by the Flyleaves (code name for blank pages) at... More  →
The Mystery of the Blank Page

Just in Time for Books Week: A New Intro and Awesome Excerpt from THE HOST!

By Chelsea DaggerJune 14, 2012
DUDES: I have a sneaking suspicion that Stephenie Meyer has hacked into the SparkLife mainframe (which is actually just a cardboard box painted to look like a computer and filled with Snickers wrappers, Harry Potter stickers, and my various failed attempts at hand-whittled wands) and... More  →
Just in Time for Books Week: A New Intro and Awesome Excerpt from THE HOST!

The Best-Sellers of All Time

By Brandon SpecktorJune 14, 2012
If you Google "best-selling books of all time" (as I did before writing this post) you will discover a frustrating lack of hard data or consistency, and soon find yourself (as I did) flicking spoonfuls of sausage gravy at your monitor. Why is it so hard... More  →
The Best-Sellers of All Time

Blogging My AP Euro Class

By ContributorJune 14, 2012
Mademoiselle History Buff here, reporting from my AP Euro class at my girls’ high school. This is the kind of class where I was freaked out before we started, because, hey, isn’t Euro the impossible AP? Especially when you’re a sophomore? And well, ummm……. 9:15—I walk... More  →
Blogging My AP Euro Class

The Book That Changed My Life: A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears

By Brandon SpecktorJune 14, 2012
Jules Feiffer titled his 1995 masterpiece of madcap fantasy all too perfectly. In "The Night of the Frogs"—the book's fake fifth chapter, which is slipped discretely into the narrative to trick a shady hunter who "refused to leave this book when he should have" at the... More  →
The Book That Changed My Life: A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears

Why Cher Lloyd is My Spirit Animal

By ContributorJune 14, 2012
I’m sure you’ve all noticed the seemingly random stream of attractive British pop stars showing up all of a sudden. The Wanted, One Direction (AKA my baby daddies), Olly Murs, Ed Sheeran, and the list goes on and on. Well, I’m going to introduce another... More  →
Why Cher Lloyd is My Spirit Animal

Which Celeb Just Got Signed to a Record Label?

By Aislinn ShevlinJune 13, 2012
If this Lincoln vampire movie is a hit I'm gonna do Martin Luther King ninja warrior. More  →
Which Celeb Just Got Signed to a Record Label?

Awesome Photos from the Rock of Ages Set!

By Chelsea DaggerJune 13, 2012
To tide you over until then, I've put together a glorious slideshow bursting with on-set photos of Tom Cruise, Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and more! So bust out your air guitar and blast some Bon Jovi, 'cuz we're about to rock like it's 1987. (You guys More  →
Awesome Photos from the Rock of Ages Set!

Can a Child Be a Psychopath? (Tom Riddle, We're Looking at You.)

By Melissa AlbertJune 13, 2012
A New York Times article that made us want to remain childless forever recently asked a scary question: can a child be considered a psychopath? The article answered in the affirmative, but we already knew kids could be psychos—just look at... More  →
Can a Child Be a Psychopath? (Tom Riddle, We're Looking at You.)