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MINDBLOWN: JLaw and Amy Schumer Should Be Writing, Are Instead Dancing Barefoot on Piano at Billy Joel Concert

By Janet ManleyAugust 28, 2015
THIS IS A BREAKING STORY THAT IS STILL DEVELOPING. Yesterday, we brought you the Earth-shattering news that Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are teaming up to write a comedy in which JLaw will play JLaw, and Amy will play the role of Bradley Cooper... More  →
MINDBLOWN: JLaw and Amy Schumer Should Be Writing, Are Instead Dancing Barefoot on Piano at Billy Joel Concert

What Teachers Really Talk About in The Teacher's Lounge

By Janet ManleyAugust 28, 2015
By the time you graduate high school, you will know every inch of your turf backward... all EXCEPT the hallowed teacher's lounge, land of personalized coffee cups and behind-the-scenes machinations. But we have gone undercover among teachers (tbh we're friends with a bunch of them... More  →
What Teachers <i>Really</i> Talk About in The Teacher's Lounge

Open Thread for August 28!

By SparkLifeAugust 28, 2015
Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pictures on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for August 28!

Enter the STATE Bags Sweepstakes for a Chance to SERIOUSLY Up Your Backpack Game!

By SparkLifeAugust 27, 2015
Choosing a school bag is a commitment. Your bag has to check so many boxes! Is it stylish enough to suggest that you might be going to some kind of super-secret underground dance party after school? Is it big enough to fit all your books,... More  →
Enter the STATE Bags Sweepstakes for a Chance to SERIOUSLY Up Your Backpack Game!

I Went to the "How Cats Took Over the Internet" Exhibit and Found Out a Feline Dictatorship Is Imminent

By Emily BrownAugust 27, 2015
Because it is a universally acknowledged truth that cats have taken over the internet, it is only a matter of time before they emerge from their virtual fiefdom and inherit the earth. I speculate that the seeds of world domination have been sown in the... More  →
I Went to the "How Cats Took Over the Internet" Exhibit and Found Out a Feline Dictatorship Is Imminent

This Secret Hair Removal Device Is Here to Save You From Adolescent Awkwardness

By Janet ManleyAugust 27, 2015

Between the ages of 12 and 25, you will waste an estimated 179 hours trying to bleach, wax, electrocute, shave and ~laser~ various populations of body hair. Who estimated this? Me. I did. Ideally, you would rock the leg fuzz and wear

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This Secret Hair Removal Device Is Here to Save You From Adolescent Awkwardness

Would You Rather... (CALLING ALL BOOKWORMS, WHICH MEANS ALL OF YOU)

By ElodieAugust 27, 2015
There are two kinds of hypothetical question-answerers in this world: 1) the people who take the question seriously and have frank discussions about time travel and pirates, and 2) the people who totally suck butts and say things like, "Neither scenario's ever gonna happen, More  →
Would You Rather... (CALLING ALL BOOKWORMS, WHICH MEANS ALL OF YOU)
Your Fave Fictional Characters Head Back to School

Your Fave Fictional Characters Head Back to School

By SparkLifeAugust 27, 2015
The list of things that can ease the pain of going back to school is woefully short: there are gratuitous shots of Chris Pratt's torso, industrial-sized bags of gummy worms, last-minute Netflix binges, and THIS SLIDESHOW. Our highly impressive team of crackerjack illustr More  →

Video: Taylor Swift Sang "Smelly Cat" With Pheebes, "Mirror" With Blast-From-the-Past JT

By Janet ManleyAugust 27, 2015
Through the "Summer of T-Swizz," our Tay-Tay has had so many random famous people up on stage with her during the 1989 tour that it would be near impossible to surprise us at this point, short of her announcing, "and now, please give... More  →
Video: Taylor Swift Sang "Smelly Cat" With Pheebes, "Mirror" With Blast-From-the-Past JT

AASGJHG! Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Are Going to Be Sisters in Their Very Own Movie

By Janet ManleyAugust 27, 2015
We were so busy practicing our Peeta-as-river-rock cossies in preparation for movie event of our lives, the Mockingjay Part 2 release on November 20, that we ALMOST MISSED the bomb Jennifer Lawrence dropped in an interview with the New York Times... More  →
AASGJHG! Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Are Going to Be Sisters in Their Very Own Movie