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Blogging 1984: V (Part 2, Chapters 1, 2 & 3)

By Janet ManleyJuly 28, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, things got "hot and heavy" with a toothless prostitute, and that's as much as I can say about Winston's nighttime adventures without getting myself arrested. Part 2, Chapter 1 At the conclusion of Part 1, Winston had just run into That... More  →
Blogging 1984: V (Part 2, Chapters 1, 2 & 3)

Open Thread for July 28!

By SparkLifeJuly 28, 2016
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Open Thread for July 28!

The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book Release Is Happening This Weekend, and Barnes & Noble Is Making a Day Of It!

By ElodieJuly 27, 2016
We’re just days away from the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and I am so excited I want to fling my entire self into the sun. How many days, I hear you ask? Allow me to plonk a giant countdown clock below, that we... More  →
The <em>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</em> Book Release Is Happening This Weekend, and Barnes & Noble Is Making a Day Of It!

What Would Hogwarts Orientation Day Be Like?

By Maddy Aaron and Kelsey MurphyJuly 27, 2016
We are all familiar with that panicky, first-day-of-class-at-a-new-school feeling. Well, multiply that by roughly ONE BILLION and you might be close to what a new student at Hogwarts feels like. Maddy and Kelsey act out what they think might happen during a new student orientation... More  →
What Would Hogwarts Orientation Day Be Like?

SPARKNOTES EXCLUSIVE: Samira Wiley Talks About Shakespeare, Hamilton, and Her New Role In NERVE

By SparkLifeJuly 27, 2016
When I first read about Nerve, I saw it described as an "action crime techno-thriller survival film" and thought: ALL THAT, PLUS Dave Franco's cheekbones? I'M SOLD. Friends, it surpassed the hype—it's a nail-biting commentary on the consequences of taking candy from creepy strangers who watch you through your phone camera. To give you... More  →
SPARKNOTES EXCLUSIVE: Samira Wiley Talks About Shakespeare, <i>Hamilton</i>, and Her New Role In <i>NERVE</i>

Hillary Clinton Gets Nomination, Following Long Line of Boss Ladies Who Could Never Be Satisfied

By H. Alan ScottJuly 27, 2016
It took decades of public service, two presidential runs, and hundreds of online pantsuit galleries, but Hillary Clinton has done something no other woman has ever done: become the first female nominee for president of a major party. That’s huge. Or as Bernie would... More  →
Hillary Clinton Gets Nomination, Following Long Line of Boss Ladies Who Could Never Be Satisfied

Open Thread for July 27!

By SparkLifeJuly 27, 2016
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Open Thread for July 27!

Decoding Fictional Characters' Zodiac Signs

By Ana RuizJuly 26, 2016
High school students have, for centuries probably, been given the tedious task of classifying fictional characters into archetypes. You may not know this, but the whole concept of archetypes comes from the TRUE, ESTABLISHED, AND VERY SCIENTIFIC fact that our personalities are predetermined by the stars under which we were born. As it happens,... More  →
Decoding Fictional Characters' Zodiac Signs

Should You Learn About Poetry From a Teacher or an Older Boyfriend?

By Emma W.July 26, 2016
This post is going to take the form of a classic debate. The statement up for debate is: You should learn about poetry from an older boyfriend. PRO will arguing for, CON will argue against. Opening statements PRO: The majority of poetry written in the history of the world... More  →
Should You Learn About Poetry From a Teacher or an Older Boyfriend?

Open Thread for July 26!

By SparkLifeJuly 26, 2016
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Open Thread for July 26!