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Final Dark Knight Rises Trailer Debuts. Pick Up Your Jaw!

By Eric GarneauMay 1, 2012
Two minutes and twenty seconds of WHAT?! And OMG. And DID THAT SERIOUSLY JUST HAPPEN FOR REAL?! That is the only way to describe the final Dark Knight Rises trailer, which debuted last night after fans scoured the globe putting it together frame-by-frame as part... More  →
Final Dark Knight Rises Trailer Debuts. Pick Up Your Jaw!

Open Thread for May 1

By SparkLifeMay 1, 2012
bookweirm says... I know we all miss Harry Potter and cannot believe that J.K. Rowling is writing something NOT SET IN THE WIZARDING WORLD *breaks down and sobs* . So I thought it would be appropriate to send a pic of my... More  →
Open Thread for May 1

The Weirdest Standardized Test Question Ever

By kat_rosenfieldApril 30, 2012
Are you familiar with animal psychology, vegetable fashion trends, and standard operating procedures when confronted with combative, loquacious tropical fruits? No? Ha! Ha, ha! FAILURE. ...Or at least, that's what the New York State Board of Education seems to think of all the students who were... More  →
The Weirdest Standardized Test Question Ever

Five MORE Albums I'm Really Excited For

By ContributorApril 30, 2012
Yes, Sparklers, there's music out there that's actually worth listening to (as opposed to Justin Beiber's latest hit.) I did a post on five albums that I was really excited for back in January, and most of those albums turned out... More  →
Five MORE Albums I'm Really Excited For

College Movie Clichés That Actually Happen

By ContributorApril 30, 2012
You know how sometimes, you see things in movies, and can’t help but think, “No. Absolutely not. There’s no way that ever happens in real life”? Well, most of the cinematic clichés about college life turn out to be based in reality. For example: 1. Toga... More  →
College Movie Clichés That Actually Happen

How to Master the Stay-at-Home Summer

By ContributorApril 30, 2012
So you’re not jetting off to Milan this summer? You weren't accepted into some obnoxiously intense six-week athletic program? You haven't even got an excruciatingly dull family vacation to South Dakota to look forward to? It’s entirely possible that many of you aren't bothered by the... More  →
How to Master the Stay-at-Home Summer

Pottermore Sorting: Identity Crisis

By Vinnie NeubergApril 30, 2012
How were you sorted? ... More  →
Pottermore Sorting: Identity Crisis

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend's Sexy Comments Are Weirding Me Out

By kat_rosenfieldApril 30, 2012
Hi Auntie! I'm having a problem with one of my friends and I was hoping that you in your infinite wisdom would help. We're both girls; I'm straight, and she has told me repeatedly that she's asexual but heteroromantic (would be a-okay with riding off into... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend's Sexy Comments Are Weirding Me Out

Dudes, Do NOT Dedicate These Love Songs to Your Crush

By Melissa AlbertApril 30, 2012
A guy with a guitar thinks he can get away with saying anything. But just because you put a back-beat to it, doesn't mean it's what a girl wants to hear. We will run away laughing (or, in one case, crying) from any guy who... More  →
Dudes, Do NOT Dedicate These Love Songs to Your Crush

New Prometheus Trailer!

By Robert IsenbergApril 30, 2012
So suppose you haven't read anything about Prometheus, except that Ridley Scott directed it. No Wikis. No IMDB. No E! Nothing. Then you watch the almost-three-minute "international launch trailer" that was posted on the internets yesterday: Here's what we can safely assume the movie is about: Prometheus, an... More  →
New Prometheus Trailer!