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Auntie SparkNotes: I Committed Artistic Appropriation

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 21, 2017
Dear Auntie, I post art on the Internet, and a month ago, someone requested that I make a drawing for them based off a picture of a character they found on Google. I drew the picture, posted it, and went to sleep. When I woke... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Committed Artistic Appropriation

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieJuly 21, 2017
There have only been two good inventions in the history of mankind: texting, and Harry Potter. (I guess fire, penicillin, and the internal combustion engine are also up there, but for the sake of this intro let’s pretend they’re not.) Texting allows me to talk to peopl More  →
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, As Told in a Series of Texts

Every Book on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieJuly 21, 2017
Look, I don’t need to know why you’re here. I don’t need to know what misfortune has befallen you, what dark and winding road has led you to this low, low point in your life wherein you are Googling things like "[book title] summed up in a single sentence." You hear me More  →
Every Book on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

How to Ace Your College Admissions Interview

By Titus WillisJuly 21, 2017
Interviews can strike fear into even the most stout-hearted of college applicants; questions like “What’s your greatest weakness?” and “Can you describe yourself in three words?” seem purposely designed to trip you up. Since many colleges require applicants to take part in “alumni... More  →
How to Ace Your College Admissions Interview

13 Books That Went from 0 to 100 Real Quick

By ElodieJuly 20, 2017
When it comes to books, there is a Point A and a Point B, and then a bunch of stuff that happens in the middle. Writers are generally pretty good about including that middle bit—explaining, over the course of many chapters, how Point A led... More  →
13 Books That Went from 0 to 100 Real Quick

Quilt Covers That Tell It Like It Is

By Janet ManleyJuly 20, 2017
Can't bear to leave your bed-cave? We feel ya. Use these comforters to do the talking for you while you sleep for the next 2 months. And then the 6 months after that because obviously napping>school.—eds.  More  →
Quilt Covers That Tell It Like It Is

The Breakup Predictor

By Elaine AtwellJuly 20, 2017
Are you and your SO rock steady, or is one of you on the verge of bebopping out? This quiz was originally published in June 2016... More  →
The Breakup Predictor

Auntie SparkNotes: What Does It All Mean?!

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 19, 2017
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I was raised in a very Catholic household. While I never subscribed to my parents' more conservative beliefs, I had always believed in God and an afterlife up until a few years ago. Believing in God made me happy and gave me... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: What Does It All Mean?!