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Why Don't You LOOOVE MEEE: What to Do if You Forgot About Mother's Day

By Lucy HutchinsonMay 10, 2010
If you haven't watched television, listened to the radio, walked past a restaurant, collected the mail, been inside a mall, or interacted with human society since March, you might have missed the fact that yesterday was Mother's Day. I bet you don't even remember that... More  →
Why Don't You LOOOVE MEEE: What to Do if You Forgot About Mother's Day

Open Thread for May 10

By Chelsea DaggerMay 10, 2010
Sparkler wishyouwereme101 sent us this rad photo of her fencing trophy. Why? Allow her to explain: I'm promoting fencing (aka as the best sport in the entire world and... More  →
Open Thread for May 10

Open Thread for May 9

By Emily WinterMay 9, 2010
It's MOTHER'S DAY, people!!! Don't forget to say something nice to your mom, even if she's being a brat. If you want to be sneaky, draw your mom a picture of you giving her a really big present, so that you don't actually have to give... More  →
Open Thread for May 9

Open Thread for May 8

By Emily WinterMay 8, 2010
Who wants a Friday Award? Sparklers, this ed shares a birthday with an uh-mazing character from an uhhhh-mazing novel. Even though the character is just a teenager, this ed totally idolizes her; she's sassy, scrappy, brave, and... we can't give any more hints. It'll be too... More  →
Open Thread for May 8

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterMay 7, 2010
Woohoo, The Friday Awards! This ed really missed doing the Friday Awards last week. She was too busy bike riding on a gorgeous Wisconsin trail to cry about it, but there were almost tears, Sparklers. Almost tears. Now she's back, and excited to be all up in... More  →
The Friday Awards

Four Types of School Bus Drivers

By ContributorMay 7, 2010
The next time you're on the school bus, try to identify one of CaityCat7's signature drivers. Then sit down and behave yourselves for a change. —SparkNotes editors You’re running down the street with your binder while fixing your hair and... More  →
Four Types of School Bus Drivers

What It's Like to Live In...Rural Pennsylvania

By ContributorMay 7, 2010
If we ever leave Brooklyn, we're moving to rural PA and making feliciatmc take us to the county fair. —Sparkitors Living in rural PA is a little like living in New England, a little like living in the South, and a WHOLE LOT like... More  →
What It's Like to Live In...Rural Pennsylvania

Stock Characters in the Public Library

By Robert IsenbergMay 7, 2010
Even in our digital age, some of us still love the old-fashioned public library. The dust. The dust jackets. The librarians always raising their wrinkly fingers to their lips. There's something about wandering in stacks of books that just feels right. And libraries are also great... More  →
Stock Characters in the Public Library

Equestrianisms: Sports Movies For Everyone

By ContributorMay 7, 2010
Welcome to equestrienne10's new column, Equestrianisms. You may remember equestrienne10 from her amazing Olympics series (or from that time she robbed a candy store at popsiclepoint). In any case, today's the perfect day to kick off her column, because it's her... More  →
Equestrianisms: Sports Movies For Everyone

Auntie SparkNotes: You Want Manly? I'll Show You Manly.

By kat_rosenfieldMay 7, 2010
It's a beautiful day here in New York City, Sparklers—too beautiful for dealing with dark family dramas, frenemy conflicts, or unrequited crushes. Instead, how about a nice, fluffy question for Friday? Okay? Okay! (And soon as this column is done, I'm going to throw on some sunglasses,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: You Want Manly? I'll Show You Manly.