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How To Be an Indie Music Snob

By ContributorJune 4, 2010
Thanks for the insider info, pullingpuzzles! — Sparkitors I'll admit it: I'm a music snob. And because there have been a few articles mocking the indie-music-snob-hipster character, I thought I’d clear some things up about our lifestyle. This is the code I... More  →
How To Be an Indie Music Snob

What It's Like to Travel to...Barranquilla, Colombia

By ContributorJune 4, 2010
A town where people blare merengue and worship a statue of Shakira? Yes, please! Thanks for making us green with envy, cici_EZ! —Sparkitors As someone born and raised in small-town Canada, I never expected to head south. And I mean waaaay south. Yes, I... More  →
What It's Like to Travel to...Barranquilla, Colombia

How Not to Kiss

By Ashley SpencerJune 4, 2010
In the summertime, the only activity more popular than barbequing burgers is making out with cuties. The warm air, the bonfires, the ferris wheel, the firecrackers—the atmosphere makes everyone want to start their own fireworks and kiss away the summer nights. Even though you’ve seen a... More  →
How Not to Kiss

Auntie SparkNotes: Your Parents Are Doing the Bang-Bang

By kat_rosenfieldJune 4, 2010
Today we hear from a Sparkler with shockingly deviant parents. —Sparkitors Auntie, I’m a 16-year-old guy, and I’m an only child. My parents are a well-to-do couple, and they love me very much and make sure that I’m doing well in school, help me find jobs and... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Your Parents Are Doing the Bang-Bang

Open Thread for June 4

By Emily WinterJune 4, 2010
Domo Domo Domo!!! We had the 2009 Domo wall calendar and it made us so happy, twelve times. Thanks for this pic, xPurpleElephants! Send your pics to contribute@sparknotes.com.... More  →
Open Thread for June 4

June Horoscopes

By Dan_BergsteinJune 3, 2010
June is our favorite month of the year (don’t tell August), but the beginning of summer will not be pleasant for all. Read on to learn if this shall be a month of joy, sadness, or chronic sore throats. Aries (March 21 – April 19) You will... More  →
June Horoscopes

Confused Substitute Teacher Summarizes MORE Classic Literature

By Jon_SkindzierJune 3, 2010
Oh no! Who is that substitute teacher at the front of the room, paging frantically through a teacher's manual and spilling his bag of Cheetos everywhere? Could it be the very same substitute who misses the point of all literature, ever, and is... More  →
Confused Substitute Teacher Summarizes MORE Classic Literature

What Your Not-So-Favorite Teachers Are Doing this Summer

By Ashley SpencerJune 3, 2010
It’s been a long year—not just for you, but for your teachers. Ms. Bishop deserves a break; she didn't say anything, but she knows you stuck your earwax-covered fingertips into her coffee mug when she left the room. You know who else deserves some time... More  →
What Your Not-So-Favorite Teachers Are Doing this Summer

Tips for Surviving Without Parents

By ContributorJune 3, 2010
We're so jealous! Our parents never left us home alone when we were teenagers. Unlike klylxy, we probably would have done something horrible, like emptied out all the sock drawers and opened the bird cage door. The world will never know.... More  →
Tips for Surviving Without Parents

A N00b's Disney Adventure: Tarzan

By ContributorJune 3, 2010
flunkybed had never seen a Disney movie when she sat down to watch The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Beauty and the Beast and blog about it for us. This is the fifth post in her amazing series. —Sparkitors Before I... More  →
A N00b's Disney Adventure: Tarzan