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Blogging Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Part 8

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 19, 2011
Chapter Twenty: Hermione's Secret Better Title: But what about the…oh never mind. Time travel is a slippery watermelon in storytelling. The TV show LOST did a good job of dealing with it, and the movie Primer is perhaps the most realistic and headachey depiction of time... More  →
Blogging Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Part 8

How Dan Bergstein Saved My Year

By ContributorAugust 19, 2011
fns112 writes of an act of hilarious heroism; just another day in the life of Bergstein. –Sparkitors This is the tale of how Dan Bergstein saved my junior year. I'll begin at the beginning: I'm one of those reasonably intelligent people who hangs out with people... More  →
How Dan Bergstein Saved My Year

Movies to Read, Books to Watch

By ContributorAugust 19, 2011
Courtney Guth has some movie adaptations and novels to recommend—and her opinions may surprise you! —Sparkitors People often say the book is better than the movie inspired by the book. They are frequently correct, but sometimes the movies are just as good. For those... More  →
Movies to Read, Books to Watch

The Perks and Perils of Being Tan

By ContributorAugust 19, 2011
cheezepleeze is basically a bronzed goddess year-round. Us and our pasty elbows are trying VERY hard not to be jealous.—Sparkitors I know my title doesn't sound as good as The Perks and Perils of Being Pale, but... More  →
The Perks and Perils of Being Tan

Nice Guys Finish First: How to NOT Be A Scuzzbag

By ContributorAugust 19, 2011
TanTan does a favor for ladies everywhere and tells dudes to tone down the tool 'tude. (That alliteration was awful, but we apologize for nothing.)—Sparkitors I had a terrible dream last night. It involved clowns, zombies, hula-hooping leprechauns, and scuzzbags. Lots... More  →
Nice Guys Finish First: How to NOT Be A Scuzzbag

Sweet Home Alabama

By Aislinn ShevlinAugust 19, 2011
This is my last intern's pick guys! I've had an amazing summer at SparkNotes, but I'm going back to college down south (and that would be a really long commute).  So even though this video is ridiculously old, I had to post it because it's... More  →
Sweet Home Alabama

Thank You For Not Being an Idiot, Dan

By ContributorAugust 19, 2011
Colleen, we're pretty sure that Dan is going to frame this post and hang it above his jello mold collection.—Sparkitors So, here's the thing. In my day to day life, I'm surrounded by idiots. Maybe that's mean, but I think it's honest. The people... More  →
Thank You For Not Being an Idiot, Dan

The Pros and Cons of Babysitting

By ContributorAugust 19, 2011
EmilyP summons up an amazing amount of enthusiasm for a job that frequently involves poop. –Sparkitors Though I'll tell anyone who cares to listen that babysitting is the best job EVER, that doesn't mean it's without its downside. In the interest of helping all... More  →
The Pros and Cons of Babysitting

Open Thread for August 19

By SparkLifeAugust 19, 2011
AnOctpusDream drew us this giant squid monster. I mean, it's technically just a giant squid, but isn't every giant squid a monster? Anyway, this Sparkitor would pay actual human dollars to have this piece of art in her room.... More  →
Open Thread for August 19

A Day in the Life of a Freelance Writer

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 18, 2011
After reading my article, Dan's Advice for Aspiring Writers, you should be well on your way to becoming a writer. What type of life can you look forward to? Here’s a peek into my average day. 10:00 a.m. Wake up. The nice thing about... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Freelance Writer