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Open Thread for April 22

By Chelsea DaggerApril 22, 2011
Well now. We're not really sure what to say about these guys, so we're gonna let Suporna do the talking: These were the chickens that I cornered in a village hut while I was in India. Every time I approached them, they darted every which... More  →
Open Thread for April 22

Predicting the Next Big Genre

By Dan_BergsteinApril 21, 2011
It’s not easy guessing what will be popular in the future. Had you told us way back in 2002 that vampires would be more popular than superheroes, we would have laughed in your face and kicked your shins (we had rage issues back then). Now... More  →
Predicting the Next Big Genre

A Message to Prospective Students

By Lindsay PuvelApril 21, 2011
I love prospective students. I love their energy, their nerves, their goading parents. I love it when they swarm campus carrying maps and admissions folders, and I love it when their parents stride up to me as I’m on my way to class and say,... More  →
A Message to Prospective Students

Auntie SparkNotes: The Stretch Mark of the Beast

By kat_rosenfieldApril 21, 2011
Dear Auntie, Oh how I desperately need your help. I have a very big problem, it may seem small to some, but it has been consuming my mind for months on end. I have stretch marks... bad bad bad stretch marks. They are all over my... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Stretch Mark of the Beast

Field Trip To The Bronx

By ApneetApril 21, 2011
I go to thrift shops all over the city and Brooklyn, but I consistently find cool things in my secret treasure chest in the Bronx: the Jerome Ave Salvation Army. This week, I tried on a cartload of pieces, and after downsizing because of bad... More  →
Field Trip To The Bronx

Vocab Word of the Day!

By Chelsea DaggerApril 21, 2011
EPIC VOCAB SHOUT-OUTS from yesterday's post go to: juliagirlperson: The discursive cursive in her love letter was both attractive and agitative to simple-minded Tommy as he decoded the decorative script. Lady_Wildflower: Today in my six-year-old... More  →
Vocab Word of the Day!

We Are All Going To Die—Unless You Click On This Post

By ContributorApril 21, 2011
ohmygoodnessgraciousgosh! promises to make you laugh—and save your life. It's an offer you can't refuse.—Sparkitors The Mayans predicted it long before you were born. Dan Bergstein has been building his nuclear shelter for years. I also back up the theory. What's not to... More  →
We Are All Going To Die—Unless You Click On This Post

Video Game Reviews by Someone Who Knows Nothing About Video Games

By ContributorApril 21, 2011
blacktophat has never played a video game in her life, apparently. And yet she's full of opinions about them. She is truly a mystery wrapped in an enigma, and then wrapped again in bacon. —Sparkitors I'm probably not what most people would call a gamer. But... More  →
Video Game Reviews by Someone Who Knows Nothing About Video Games

Gleecaps are Back! Episode 17: A Night of Neglect

By ContributorApril 21, 2011
jtjuvenile's hilarious re-caps are almost better than the episodes themselves. Almost.—Sparkitors Maybe it’s just my guy deprivation talking, but we need more of Mike Chang. After a month-long hiatus where I spent my forlorn Tuesday nights carrying out a 12-step rehabilitation program that was... More  →
Gleecaps are Back! Episode 17: A Night of Neglect

You Know You're From Orlando When...

By ContributorApril 21, 2011
samanthataylor, you have no idea how jealous we are of your ability to get Chick-Fil-A.— Sparkitors I’ve seen tons of these “You Know You’re From ____ When…” posts, and I’m surprised that no one has even mentioned the Orlando area. People come... More  →
You Know You're From Orlando When...