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Auntie SparkNotes: Is My Friend Really Gay?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 23, 2016
Dear Auntie, I go to a church in California, I'm bisexual—let's not open that can of beans quite yet—and there are a very select group of people that know my sexual orientation, including my best friend, let's call her Violet, and another guy, let's call... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Is My Friend Really Gay?

Real Talk: I Can't Stop Stalking My Ex on Social Media

By Kelly HoffmacherMay 23, 2016
My ex and I aren’t friends on Facebook anymore—thank God. But he has an open Instagram and Twitter plus he’s a writer for New York magazine, Slate, etc. Do I check up on all this stuff every day? At one time, the answer was yes.... More  →
Real Talk: I Can't Stop Stalking My Ex on Social Media

Which of Hagrid's Mistakes Would You Make?

By ElodieMay 23, 2016
Rubeus Hagrid is like a lovable juggernaut of human error. The rest of us are disgraceful flesh-piles unworthy of love and forgiveness by comparison. But if YOU were Hagrid, and YOU were going to blunder your way to total catastrophe, how would you do it?... More  →
Which of Hagrid's Mistakes Would You Make?

All of the Characters in Hamilton... as Cats!

By Annix SarmientoMay 23, 2016
If you are like us, then you are obsessed with the musical Hamilton. If you've given the soundtrack a listen, there's a good chance you are. And, if you're like us EVEN MORE, then you would probably be totally content watching cat videos all day. How could either of these t More  →
All of the Characters in <i>Hamilton</i>... as Cats!

Open Thread for May 23!

By SparkLifeMay 23, 2016
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Open Thread for May 23!

Open Thread for May 22!

By SparkLifeMay 22, 2016
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Open Thread for May 22!

Open Thread for May 21!

By SparkLifeMay 21, 2016
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Open Thread for May 21!

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Being Friend-Blackmailed!

By kat_rosenfieldMay 20, 2016
Dear Auntie, In writing this email, I have resigned myself to being a terrible (and overly dramatic) person. I have a friend situation. Two years ago, I went to a new school, and I became friends with a girl (let's call her Brittany). She wasn't a... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Being Friend-Blackmailed!

Harry Potter Deaths: Ranked

By Elaine AtwellMay 20, 2016
We all think of J.K. Rowling as the benevolent ruler of our hearts and kind-hearted steward of our childhoods, but in fact, she is really a MASS MURDERER.  According to (infallible) Wikipedia, over 158 characters died over the course of the Harry Potter books, and... More  →
Harry Potter Deaths: Ranked

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: July 14, 1955

By Nicole DiekerMay 20, 2016
Dear Diary, You'll never guess who I saw today: Professor Dumbledore! He came into the Ministry to take a meeting with somebody. Elphinstone says they want Professor Dumbledore to be Minister of Magic someday. I like that idea; it would be lovely to work under him. He'd probably give... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: July 14, 1955