Now that you Sparklebutts/purveyors of style have decided what JLaw is going to wear on Sunday (it's a toss-up between the seafoam Zac Posen and the polka-dot Oscar de la Renta), I'd like to direct your attention to another very pressing matter: what should Lupita Nyon More →
WHO HAS BEEN STIMULATING MY PREFRONTAL CORTEX WITH ELECTRODES? I came very close to crying while watching this Jimmy Kimmel segment about Super Max, fundraising kid who happens to have a brain tumor, and his plans to create the world's longest rainbow loom (goal: 100... More →
We wanted to send a couple lucky Sparklers to cover FaerieCon this year. Tons of you sent us awesome submissions, and one of the Sparklers we chose was Emily Potter. Here is her first-hand account of her weekend amongst the faeries!
Conventions, especially FaerieCon, are great... More →
“Underachiever and proud of it,” was the poster of Bart Simpson I had on my wall, torn out from a Simpsons fan club magazine. I was in what America calls middle school, and this was my mantra: While I was smart and never had... More →
Career Wha? is designed to give you a little insight into different careers, because lots of teens have no clue what to do in the grownup world beyond "fake it with a briefcase until you make it." If you have a suggestion for a career... More →
What is it about gym class that makes relatively normal students into grunting nuts? It should be a time of day for academic rest, when everyone disappears into the smelly locker room and emerges ready to burn off some steam after that embarrassing lunchtime milk-shooting-ou More →
ATTENTION SPARKLERS. This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill. There is an app that helps you locate Girl Scout cookies, and IT IS REAL.
The future is truly a beautiful place.
We're living in a exceptional era, my friends. Our little phones... More →
Dear Auntie,About two months ago, a friend of mine ("Rick") met another friend of mine ("Megan") who goes to a neighboring school. They started dating after two weeks of knowing each other, and about two weeks after that, things started getting sexual between them.He used... More →
This week's Sparklers' Choice Award is bestowed to WritingFire, a well-decorated Writer Wars winner, and for good reason: she writes dang good. Last week's prompt asked writers to tell a story of a superhero's origins, and WritingFire crafted a story of a bullied protagonist More →