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This Is Your Introduction to Cake Season

By Andrew TavinSeptember 16, 2014
We're almost at the harvest season, but that got us wondering, what season comes before the harvest season? Well we have done some "research" by looking through all sorts of "ancient and scientific texts" and come to the conclusion that it is cake season! So... More  →
This Is Your Introduction to Cake Season

Throw Down Whatever You're Reading and Immediately Pick Up I'll Give You the Sun Because It Is Everything

By Janet ManleySeptember 16, 2014
I SWORE I WOULD RETURN WHEN IT WAS TIME. IT IS TIME. Today, the novel half the book-nerds the world over can't wait to get their hands on arrives, and we are going to creepily stare at you as you read each chapter, mouth-breathing as... More  →
Throw Down Whatever You're Reading and Immediately Pick Up <i>I'll Give You the Sun</i> Because It Is Everything

What's Your Divergent Name?

By Sydney ScottSeptember 16, 2014
When I loaded Divergent into my DVD player, I knew nothing about the film other than the fact that there was about to be a whole lotta YA novel-inspired dystopianness up on my TV. But by the time those credits were rolling, I... More  →
What's Your Divergent Name?

Open Thread for September 16!

By SparkLifeSeptember 16, 2014
If this dog was in 1D, he would be Niall. Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for September 16!

Auntie SparkNotes: My Sulky Friend Ruined Our Camping Trip

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 15, 2014
Hi Auntie! Me and four of my closest friends just went on a camping trip to celebrate graduating high school. It was ridiculously fun, but one of my guy friends (we’ll call him Aaron) got on everyone’s nerves the whole time. Here’s what happened: One of the... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Sulky Friend Ruined Our Camping Trip
You Will Be ELECTRIFIED by <i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1</i> Trailer

You Will Be ELECTRIFIED by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer

By Janet ManleySeptember 15, 2014
Sweep your arm hairs flat, Sparklers, because THEY ARE ABOUT TO RECEIVE TEN THOUSAND VOLTS OF FREAKOUT. The Mockingjay Part 1 trailer is HEREEEEE, and it has Prim and fire and devastation and revolution hair and tears and music that goes right up your spine... More  →

Welcome to Adulthood! Have Some Bed Bugs

By Marty AllenSeptember 15, 2014
Perhaps you've just moved into the dorms, or perhaps you and a couple of friends (10) are getting an off-campus house to live the high life in. Things are all dandy until you start noticing bites, and scratching sounds in the dead of night, and pass by a mattress kicked onto More  →
Welcome to Adulthood! Have Some Bed Bugs

Ask Jono: Should I Try to Date This Guy Before Going Away?

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 15, 2014
Dear Jono, I fear I have already waited too long to send in this question. I love your advice and it really helped me hit it off with this new guy at work but I need to know what to do next; we have some... More  →
Ask Jono: Should I Try to Date This Guy Before Going Away?

Breaking: Selena Gomez Got Bangs

By Valerie BurnSeptember 15, 2014
BREAKING/BROKEN/BLUNT VERY IMPORTANT NEWS: Selena Gomez got bangs. The singer had been rockin' that bare forehead for a while now, and decided to mix it up with a lil fringe. She announced the radical change on her Instagram, of course, with the simple caption "bangs."... More  →
Breaking: Selena Gomez Got Bangs

10 Things You Didn't Know About Quentin Blake

By ziggykelsmanSeptember 15, 2014
It’s hard to think of an illustrator who has created  more playful, delightful, chaotic imagery than British artist Quentin Blake. He has written and illustrated more than 35 books AND provided pictures for over 250 books written by other authors, most famously Roald Dahl.... More  →
10 Things You Didn't Know About Quentin Blake