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10 Things My Mom Always Always Says

By Lauren PassellMay 1, 2012
What better way to kick off our Mother's Day celebration than with some mom-ish quotes!? 1. I need another coat like I need a hole in my head. You would think this means she doesn't need a new coat, but she always says it right before... More  →
10 Things My Mom Always Always Says

Are You Frightened, Sparklers? Not Nearly Frightened Enough.

By Chelsea DaggerMay 1, 2012
Today seemed like the perfect opportunity to bust out that good ol' Aragorn quote—because if ever there was a time for all of us to put on our "I'M GREATLY A'FEARED" capri pants, that time is now. The tales you butts submitted in... More  →
Are You Frightened, Sparklers? Not Nearly Frightened Enough.

Things You Shouldn't Attempt Yourself

By Lucy HutchinsonMay 1, 2012
It is fairly obvious that there are some things you shouldn't do unless you are a trained professional. Open heart surgery, for example, or fire juggling; if you find yourself requiring either of these things in your everyday life, it's best to call on someone... More  →
Things You Shouldn't Attempt Yourself

Would You Rather: Dating Edition

By SissyMay 1, 2012
Sitting around the lunch table gets a whole lot more interesting and exciting when someone suggests a rousing game of “Would You Rather…” Since we all know love and lust are everyone’s favorite topics, we've made a great little list of love-ly topics. Would you... More  →
Would You Rather: Dating Edition

B&N.com Teen Must-Reads: Does Hunger Games Make the Grade?

By ContributorMay 1, 2012
It's part 3 of dac's new series, and she's about to tackle a very familiar title...—Sparkitors Book: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Synopsis: Do I really need to summarize it? Has one of y’all has been living under a rock... More  →
B&N.com Teen Must-Reads: Does Hunger Games Make the Grade?

Get Ready for The Avengers, a Joss Whedon Primer

By Eric GarneauMay 1, 2012
Though Marvel Comics movies have attracted their fair share of creative talent, a quick look through their list of directors reveals one name that shadows the rest—Joss Whedon, the writer/director behind this Friday's Avengers. Whedon's quick wit, detailed plots and strong female characters have made... More  →
Get Ready for The Avengers, a Joss Whedon Primer

10 Things to Expect from Season 2 of BBC's Sherlock

By ContributorMay 1, 2012
Season 2 of BBC's Sherlock is finally hitting the United States May 6th, on PBS. May the fan-rejoicing commence! If you don't know what Sherlock is... you poor soul, please do yourself a favor and go watch Season 1. If you've watched both Season 1... More  →
10 Things to Expect from Season 2 of BBC's Sherlock

Enough with "Adorkable": The Case Against Zooey Deschanel

By Eric GarneauMay 1, 2012
A few weeks ago on his popular Monday Morning Podcast, comedian Bill Burr went on a pretty nasty rant against alternative/indie/nerdy comedians. He had a lot of not-nice things to say about nerds and people who act like nerds, and much of his... More  →
Enough with "Adorkable": The Case Against Zooey Deschanel

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