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Auntie SparkNotes: Am I Too Passive with My Racist Facebook Friend?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 19, 2016
Hey Auntie SparkNotes, This is something that has been bugging me for a while, and no matter how much time I spend mulling it over, I can't seem to come up with a satisfactory answer. Advice please? I am friends with a classmate on Facebook, who... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Am I Too Passive with My Racist Facebook Friend?

How Hard Do You Need to SparkNote?

By Taylor NolesAugust 19, 2016
All righty, my intellectuals, my wisenheimers, my walking encyclopedias. So you think you know your books, eh? Ehhh??? Take the quiz below to find out whether your bookish know-how is sharp as a tack, or sharp as a balloon giraffe. The rules are simple: match the... More  →
How Hard Do You Need to SparkNote?

The 10 Most Objectively Perfect Scenes in the History of Cinema

By ElodieAugust 19, 2016
And before you say anything, yes, the Twilight baseball scene is on here. Look, cinema is a fluid and complex medium and it takes years to hone the craft. And I think if there’s one thing we can all agree on in this ruined world, it’s that... More  →
The 10 Most Objectively Perfect Scenes in the History of Cinema

Which First-Day-of-School Trope Are You?

By ElodieAugust 19, 2016
The time has come to grit our teeth, put on some pants, and return to that doom prison some people call "school." Gone are the days of eating Cheetos for every meal, of forgetting what day it is, of spending every waking moment just being vaguely... More  →
Which First-Day-of-School Trope Are You?

Open Thread for the Weekend of August 19-21!

By SparkLifeAugust 19, 2016
Hey, Sparklers! We will be posting a single OT for each weekend going forward to conserve precious square footage. It's like Tiny House Hunters, but for open threads. ♥️, The Sparkitors... More  →
Open Thread for the Weekend of August 19-21!

Which Trump Child Are You?

By Elaine AtwellAugust 18, 2016
Steak Trump is not an option. ... More  →
Which Trump Child Are You?

Calling All Teen Bloggers Who Love YA Lit

By Melissa AlbertAugust 18, 2016
Do you love YA books? Wait, let me rephrase that. Do you looooove YA books? Are you reading this from inside a book fort made of Shadowhunters boxed sets? Is your cat named Jellicoe, your wifi network named AIDAN, and your Tumblr named An Imperial... More  →
Calling All Teen Bloggers Who Love YA Lit

We Brought Body Diversity to Classic Lit & We're in Love with the Results

By Kate AllanAugust 18, 2016
We've always loved courageous, independent literary heroines like Katniss, Hermione, and Lizzy Bennet—but we didn't love that the majority of our fictional role models have been depicted in film by actresses who fit within society's narrow stereotype of beauty (aka tall, t More  →
We Brought Body Diversity to Classic Lit & We're in Love with the Results

Open Thread for August 18!

By SparkLifeAugust 18, 2016
Have the best day ever, ya'll B-)... More  →
Open Thread for August 18!

Auntie SparkNotes: Can I Stay in Touch With My Mom's Ex-Boyfriend?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 17, 2016
Dear Auntie, So, to preface this question, some background: my dad passed away when I was three, so I come from a single-parent household. My mother, who I love, has dated a few people over the course of my life (I am 18). When I was starting... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Can I Stay in Touch With My Mom's Ex-Boyfriend?