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Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Wants to Be a Priest

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 23, 2015
My dearest darlingest Auntie SparkNotes, I had a seemingly perfect relationship. My boyfriend and I have been dating over a year, and I'm so incredibly in love with him. He makes me feel so happy, and he treats me like a princess. But lately, he's... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Wants to Be a Priest

It's the Fictional Characters Picnic!

By Vitoria BasJuly 23, 2015
We're earlobe-deep in the season of picnics! Also the season of "I didn't even know I had sweat glands there!" and "This park belongs to the mosquitoes now. We must respect their customs and live by their laws." But mostly, picnics! We'd like to think our picnic game is pre More  →
It's the Fictional Characters Picnic!

Turn Your Weapons to the Capitol: THE OFFICIAL MOCKINGJAY PART 2 TRAILER IS HERE!

By AddisonJuly 23, 2015
Tributts, you've waited what seems like ages. Honing your trident skillz while humming The Hanging Tree just won't do it for you anymore. Today, finally, what once seemed like an impossibility is unfolding before our eyes like the wings of a jabber jay: from... More  →
Turn Your Weapons to the Capitol: THE OFFICIAL <em>MOCKINGJAY PART 2</em> TRAILER IS HERE!

The "We Didn't See That" Review of Chappie

By Christopher CalogeroJuly 23, 2015
Neil Blomkamp is best known for his near-future dystopian movie District 9 where aliens live in a segregated South African society. Chris Calogero hasn't seen Chappie, but it sounds like he thinks robots might be mistreated in this movie... by Hugh Jackman? And there's robot... More  →
The "We Didn't See That" Review of Chappie

Munchkin the Dog Dressed Up As an Ewok & WE SERIOUSLY CAN'T EVEN.

By ShivaniJuly 23, 2015
In the internet-hype hierarchy, few things rank higher than cute animals and sci-fi. Combining the two usually leaves people squealing and wanting to squeeze things because it's all just too adorable and quirky to handle—which is why Munchkin the Dog is destined for... More  →
Munchkin the Dog Dressed Up As an Ewok & WE SERIOUSLY CAN'T EVEN.

What Happened to Sandra Bland?

By H. Alan ScottJuly 23, 2015

How many times have you been pulled over for not using your turn signal? Once, maybe twice? And how many times have you then been arrested? Probably zero. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who was found dead

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What Happened to Sandra Bland?

Open Thread for July 23!

By SparkLifeJuly 23, 2015
Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for July 23!

Auntie SparkNotes: Can I Ask My Friend About His Gender Identity?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 22, 2015
Dear Auntie, For the sake of tradition: I have a boy problem. Or rather, I potentially have a boy problem, but it could also be a girl problem… And actually, I guess it's not really a problem anyway, just a question. I have this friend, whom I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Can I Ask My Friend About His Gender Identity?

10 Essential Emojis That NEED to Exist

By ziggykelsmanJuly 22, 2015
This is a big week for the Emoji. After a heated bidding war (um...), Sony won the rights to produce an animated movie. About Emojis. So, congratulations, Sony! As for the rest of us, well... life goes on.Maybe we're just bitter about that fact that Sony passed on our idea f More  →
10 Essential Emojis That NEED to Exist