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Open Thread for September 1

By Jennifer GrudzieckiSeptember 1, 2011
In case the differences between Harry Potter and Twilight weren't already clear enough, lia.lovegood sent us this awesome (and accurate) picture to emphasize the point. If only we coulda had two Harry Potters and no Twilight.... ... More  →
Open Thread for September 1

Shivani Explains Makeup: Concealer Edition

By ShivAugust 31, 2011
Concealer is foundation’s fraternal twin sister; they are very similar, but possess key differences. Concealer is thicker and heavier than foundation and as a result will obscure more glaring blemishes. Tube, stick, pot, compact, or cream, most concealers fall into two broad categories: neutralizing and... More  →
Shivani Explains Makeup: Concealer Edition

What Does Your Favorite Cuisine Say About You?

By Rachel KorowitzAugust 31, 2011
Whether you're a total gourmand or your mouth waters when you hear a can opener, your favorite cuisine may be the key to decoding your personality, your mystique, and dare we say it, YOUR SOUUUUUUL. (Did you like the echo effects... More  →
What Does Your Favorite Cuisine Say About You?

My New Semester's Resolutions

By ContributorAugust 31, 2011
Classes have officially started! To all those who haven't started school yet and are gloating that it's still summer for you: personally, I'm THRILLED to be back in school. So hah. Well. Conditionally thrilled. I'm not the biggest fan of the whole “homework” concept, but hey.... More  →
My New Semester's Resolutions

Tunes for the Snobbish

By Jennifer GrudzieckiAugust 31, 2011
Emily says, "This playlist is for long boarders who have an eclectic taste in music (a.k.a Music Snobs!) But this playlist is also good for when you’re eating Captain Crunch when it’s raining or sneaking into a water park at midnight. Just listen!" I... More  →
Tunes for the Snobbish

I'm Using Facebook To Take Over the WORLD

By ContributorAugust 31, 2011
TanTantheLadiesMan doesn't ask for much; just your undying loyalty and the power to bend the masses to his will.—Sparkitors I was working on my scheme for world domination (it’s rapidly coming to fruition; it’ll be called Tannertopia, and everyone will have to wear capes)... More  →
I'm Using Facebook To Take Over the WORLD

You Can Be Harry Potter, Too!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiAugust 31, 2011
Well, not really. But this "Firework" parody is so inspiring, you might just believe that! Now will somebody please buy me a Firebolt? Got any favorite videos? Email us a link at contribute@sparknotes.com!... More  →
You Can Be Harry Potter, Too!

Why You Should Be Watching BBC's Sherlock Holmes

By ContributorAugust 31, 2011
thereal_Ang makes a case for one of the cleverest detective shows on television.—Sparkitors I won't lie, when my best friend first told me to check out BBC's Sherlock, I was more than a bit skeptical. The idea... More  →
Why You Should Be Watching BBC's Sherlock Holmes

Ask a Teacher: What's Your Favorite Book?

By Mr. JonesAugust 31, 2011
Q: What’s your favorite book? Why? A: In high school, I never read for pleasure. I read assigned books, I participated in the discussions and I aced my assignments. But never just for fun. If I wasn’t being graded on it, why bother? I felt that... More  →
Ask a Teacher: What's Your Favorite Book?

Auntie SparkNotes: Talking Flirty, Talking Dirty

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 31, 2011
Dear Auntie, Help! I really have no idea how to feel or what to do about this guy. Yep, another one of THOSE problems. Except, for me I did something wrong AND there is another girl involved. I should really explain this better. Basically, my friend tried... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Talking Flirty, Talking Dirty