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Open Thread for July 29!

By SparkLifeJuly 29, 2014
Today's OT pic comes from a puffin to a penguin: 7 Things I Like About Plums: 1. Their eyes. 2. Their hair. 3. Their glasses. 4. Their shirts. 5. Their neck. 6. Their smile. 7. Their love for apricots. P.S. Happy Monthiversary! Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com to be featured on an OT!... More  →
Open Thread for July 29!

Auntie SparkNotes: My Sister Is Lying In Her Text Messages

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 28, 2014
Dear Auntie, I need advice concerning my sister. I recently saw some texts on her phone to her friend who she is also infatuated with (I know I broke a code of privacy but please bear with me). One of the texts was a long winded... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Sister Is Lying In Her Text Messages

AN ALL-CAPS REVIEW of the Coolest, Cutest Looks from the Young Hollywood Awards, Comic-Con, & More!

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 28, 2014
TODAY IS MONDAY, BUTTSKIS, which is just another way of saying "TODAY IS THE ABSOLUTE WORST AND I WISH I WERE BACK IN BED, DROOLING ON MY FINNICK ODAIR PILLOW AND DREAMING OF A CHEESEBURGER AS TALL AS THE SKY." I am in a foul disposition, which is unfortunate for all of the More  →
AN ALL-CAPS REVIEW of the Coolest, Cutest Looks from the Young Hollywood Awards, Comic-Con, & More!

Our Ten Favorite Quotes About Love From YA Novels

By Abbey ClarkeJuly 28, 2014
One reason reading about love in YA books is so gratifying is that it is usually the first love for the characters. Another is that human hearts calcify into hard little rocks after age 21.BUT REALLY, our favorite authors really know how to hit us in the feels, as these ten More  →
Our Ten Favorite Quotes About Love From YA Novels

An Abundance of Poison Ivys and Harley Quinns

By Josh PeriloJuly 28, 2014
We've been covering cosplay all week from SDCC, and we've noticed two characters more than any other: Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. And while it is true that we've mentioned this particular character surplus in past trips to other cons, this year the HQs and PIs seemed really More  →
An Abundance of Poison Ivys and Harley Quinns

The Top Ten Things You Will and Won't Miss About Not Having Internet on Your Family Trip!

By Andrew TavinJuly 28, 2014
Summer means family trips, and if Will Smith taught us anything, it's that parents just don't understand [how important internet access is to you]. There's no way around it, you just won't have as much internet access as when you're at home. A lot of... More  →
The Top Ten Things You Will and Won't Miss About Not Having Internet on Your Family Trip!

Some Frozen Covers and Lip-Syncs to Get You Ready for FROZEN FRIDAY!

By SparkLifeJuly 28, 2014
Frozen Friday is fast approaching. GET YOUR FRIDAY PANTS READY! As you will recall, Frozen Friday is an event in Barnes & Noble stores across the nation that will culminate in a  singalong to "In Summer." It is obviously the HIGHLIGHT of Barnes & Noble's Get... More  →
Some <i>Frozen</i> Covers and Lip-Syncs to Get You Ready for <i>FROZEN</i> FRIDAY!

SDCC's Women of Marvel Panel Creates Mixed Feelings

By Josh PeriloJuly 28, 2014
It had the feel of a party or some kind of awesome get together where everyone was both down for the same cause and also just wanted to celebrate and have a good time. In front of us sat some of the most influential women... More  →
SDCC's Women of Marvel Panel Creates Mixed Feelings

Who Was More Tragic in High School: Tragic Taylor Swift or Tragic Sparkitors?

By Janet ManleyJuly 28, 2014
PLEASE. This is a no-contest. Speaking with Teen Vogue about her favorite fashion trends, our favorite Rhode Island property owner, Taylor Swift, admitted that her style had not been so savvy in high school: "My high school pictures are, like ... it's tragic... My style forever was going... More  →
Who Was More Tragic in High School: Tragic Taylor Swift or Tragic Sparkitors?
Enter MindHut's Marvel Amazing Spider-Man Sweepstakes!

Enter MindHut's Marvel Amazing Spider-Man Sweepstakes!

By Josh PeriloJuly 28, 2014
Five lucky winners will each receive a brand spanking new Amazing Spider-Man: Behind the Scenes and Beyond the Web to celebrate Marvel Day for Get Pop Cultured. Heck, if it were up to us EVERY DAY would be Marvel Day! Tony Stark would... More  →