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What the FUNK? Great Summer Jams

By Joe_LynchJuly 30, 2009
Certain music genres are as essential to summer as iced tea or BBQ. We like to think of funk as one of those genres and as the musical equivalent of iced tea and BBQ (cool n' saucy). Here’s our list of top summer funk jams... More  →
What the FUNK? Great Summer Jams

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterJuly 29, 2009
OK seriously, Sparklers, we had our finger poised over the mouse, ready to publish an Awesome Thing of the Week about this guy who makes totally awesome Lego art—when we had to stop the Wordpresses altogether. Today a Beluga whale saved a drowning girl,... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

Celebrity Gossip Girls and Boys

By Rupinder_GillJuly 29, 2009
The Upper East Side may never be the same again: This fall, Hilary Duff is joining the cast of Gossip Girl as a movie star who wants a normal existence. She heads off to NYU where Blair, Dan, and Vanessa (whom she rooms with) are... More  →
Celebrity Gossip Girls and Boys

The Last Days of Summer

By ContributorJuly 29, 2009
Feeling guilty about spending all summer laying on your bed, looking at the ceiling, waiting for your life to start? Lucky for you, Sparkler pikori has some solutions (and excuses) for dealing with the last days of summer. —SparkNotes Editors You might as well... More  →
The Last Days of Summer

A Sparkler Reviews Comic-Con San Diego

By ContributorJuly 29, 2009
You may remember DrHorriblesClone from her previous post and her many excellent comments. When we heard she was attending Comic-Con, in San Diego, we demanded that she send us her impressions. And she did! Comic-Con: The only event all year where thousands... More  →
A Sparkler Reviews Comic-Con San Diego

Would You Rather Be Hot or Cold?

By Joe_LynchJuly 29, 2009
Summer heat/humidity forces us to address an important life question: would you rather be extremely hot or extremely cold? Sweltering heat waves always make us fantasize about diving into a pile of snow. Of course, when it’s below zero, being fried under a desert sun... More  →
Would You Rather Be Hot or Cold?

Brazilian Music: Your Imaginary Friend

By Joe_LynchJuly 29, 2009
Portuguese language versions of David Bowie songs? New Wave sexiness, zombie metal, and emo? What in the world are we talking about!? Brazilian rock. Obviously.... Since it's the middle of summer, we’re taking you to the equator and giving you a taste of the music booming... More  →
Brazilian Music: Your Imaginary Friend

Blogging New Moon: Part 4

By Dan_BergsteinJuly 28, 2009
Chapter Four: Waking Up Better Title: Skip This Chapter Uh-oh. My copy of the book is defective. The first few pages of this chapter are almost completely blank. They just feature the words "October," "November," "December," and "January." If someone out there has a calendar that instead... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 4

Commercials That Are Freaking Us Out Right Now

By Kathryn_WilliamsJuly 28, 2009
Have you ever been going about your business, spending your Sunday afternoon supine on your couch, enjoying a Law & Order SVU marathon, when all of a sudden a commercial comes on and thirty seconds later you feel like you need... More  →
Commercials That Are Freaking Us Out Right Now

Taking the "Augh!" Out of August: Surviving the Last Month of the Summer

By Jeff_AlexanderJuly 28, 2009
Well, we're about to enter the most depressing month of summer: August. Why is it the most depressing? For starters, it's really hot and often humid. It's also the month when most people have run out of ideas for fun stuff to do. But the real... More  →
Taking the