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The Amazing Life of a Bando

By ContributorApril 11, 2011
Starkidette, we can't tell if you're talking about band or the members of an elite crime-fighting squad. Either way, we're taking up an instrument today! –Sparkitors Marching band. You know you’re a bando if 1. you walk in step, 2. you identify... More  →
The Amazing Life of a Bando

Open Thread for April 11

By Chelsea DaggerApril 11, 2011
We're totes disappointed that travelwriter21 didn't get transported to another universe when she stepped under this shrubbery. Can someone please discover a planet where sweat can be used as cold, hard cash? I'm not entirely sure what a "faery gate" is, but I'm relatively... More  →
Open Thread for April 11

Open Thread for April 10

By EmmaApril 10, 2011
This drawing came to us with no explanation and no username. We're mystified, and we like it. To puzzle your Sparkitors, send doodles to contribute@sparknotes.com!... More  →
Open Thread for April 10

Open Thread for April 9

By EmmaApril 9, 2011
grace_return7 has a question for y'all: Sparklebutts, do you KNOW what this is? This is the piano found in Nashville, TN's RCA Studio B. What does that mean? Thousands of famous country artists have recorded there, and Elvis Presley himselfrecorded over half his greatest hits... More  →
Open Thread for April 9

How To Calm Down and Go To Sleep

By Rachel KorowitzApril 8, 2011
It's 11pm, but the tiny hamster that turns your brain-wheel just drank a double red eye. Since he's going for a land speed record, your mind is racing from topic to topic, and you're covering everything from sincere worries ("When can I start researching... More  →
How To Calm Down and Go To Sleep

Cooking with Shivani: Churros con Cajeta. Yum Yum.

By ShivaniApril 8, 2011
Before we read Shivani's post, we didn't know cajeta existed. Now we know, and we want to marry it. —Sparkitors So I  went to India last week, and brought something back. Any guesses? TYPHOID FEVER. Which basically amounts to me lying in bed for a... More  →
Cooking with Shivani: Churros con Cajeta. Yum Yum.

Only You Can Prevent Homophone Abuse

By kat_rosenfieldApril 8, 2011
Beware the difference between COMPLEMENTARY, meaning "accompanying or well-matched," and COMPLIMENTARY—which means "giving praise" (or "free of charge"). More  →
Only You Can Prevent Homophone Abuse

SparkStyle: Miss Match

By kat_rosenfieldApril 8, 2011
You guys. You GUYS. We've done some crazy stuff here at SparkStyle before (hi, I'm Kat, and last week I wore my bikini on the internet), but this may be the maddest madness yet. Don't believe me? Well, feast your eyes on today's... More  →
SparkStyle: Miss Match

Can Robots Lead to Love?

By ContributorApril 8, 2011
Robots. That’s right, people, the following involves robots. But not yet. Even though I’m really excited about the robots. We must be patient. Okay. First of all, I think it’s finally safe to say that Spider Man and I are friends. Well, I’m pretty sure. Semi-positive. Actually,... More  →
Can Robots Lead to Love?

Faye's Quest for a Prom Date: Plan C

By ContributorApril 8, 2011
As you read this, Faye is trying on prom dresses. The catch? YOU get to vote on which one she wears to prom! —Sparkitors Go ahead. It’s all right, you can say it. No really, it’s okay. You know, it’s the proverbial, “I told you... More  →
Faye's Quest for a Prom Date: Plan C