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BRACE YOURSELVES, WIZARDBUTTS: It Turns Out Tom Felton, Everybody's Favorite Slytherin, is Actually... a GRYFFINDOR

By ElodieJanuary 22, 2015
You might want to sit down for this, Sparklers, because everything you thought you knew is about to disappear into the great cosmic nothingness. If you heard something last night (like perhaps the thud of someone falling to their knees in despair, followed by a... More  →
BRACE YOURSELVES, WIZARDBUTTS: It Turns Out Tom Felton, Everybody's Favorite Slytherin, is Actually... a GRYFFINDOR

Quiz: Are You an East Coastie or a West Coastie at Heart?

By Nicole DiekerJanuary 22, 2015

There comes a time in every teenager's life when they must decide: sequined romper or baja maxi-dress; college with an ivy-covered campus, or college that offers Beach Bonfire Tuesdays; marry into a dynasty or marry into Silicon Valley's technocracy; Coachella or

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Quiz: Are You an East Coastie or a West Coastie at Heart?

Ansel Elgort & Chloë Grace Moretz Are Dream-Teaming Up for the New Movie November Criminals

By ElodieJanuary 22, 2015
THIS IS THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF, PEOPLE. It’s like somebody dipped into our subconscious, extracted the movie duo we didn't even realize we needed, and tossed them straight into a thrilling murder mystery for our viewing pleasure. Ansel Elgort (whose lips are rumored to... More  →
Ansel Elgort & Chloë Grace Moretz Are Dream-Teaming Up for the New Movie <em>November Criminals</em>

Open Thread for January 22!

By SparkLifeJanuary 22, 2015
A lovely seascape from IridescentDreamer Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for January 22!

Auntie SparkNotes: My Mom Stalks My Boyfriend on Social Media

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 21, 2015
Dear Auntie, So this is a long story but I will try to keep it as short as possible, while still trying to get across all relevant details. (Whether I succeed or not we will see). Background story: I have been dating my boyfriend, let's call... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Mom Stalks My Boyfriend on Social Media

How to Play "Text Song," the Next Viral Sensation

By Josh SorokachJanuary 21, 2015
Here's what Neil Armstrong, Taylor Swift, and various other world-renowned innovators will never tell you: Greatness isn't so much discovered as it is stumbled upon. Last week, I was partaking in some late night internet surfing—instastalking my Twitter crush, debating on “spite-liking” a few of... More  →
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15 Alternate Names for Millennials

By Victoria ProvostJanuary 21, 2015
The term "millennial" can occasionally carry some unwarranted negative connotations—namely, that those of us in Generation Y are narcissistic, social media-obsessed, technology-driven slackers who end up living in their parents' basement. (Ouch.) But we'd like to challenge that concept. After all, it's perfectly... More  →
15 Alternate Names for Millennials

World's Best Person Taylor Swift Gives a Fan $1,989 to Help Pay Off Student Loans

By ElodieJanuary 21, 2015
Well, Sparklers, she's done it again. We were literally just wondering how Taylor would surpass herself in the coming year (besides blessing us with her fashion sense and prompting on-duty police officers to head-bang shamelessly), and already she's hard at work being... More  →
World's Best Person Taylor Swift Gives a Fan $1,989 to Help Pay Off Student Loans

A Friends Explainer for Millennials: Could Those Sweater Vests BE Any Daggier?

By Chrissie GruebelJanuary 21, 2015
Gather ‘round, everyone born after 1998. As you might have heard, Friends is now available on Netflix and life as we know it is good again. Could we be any happier??? Despite the timelessness of this comedy hit about inter-group-dating, Santa Clause's pants, and making it as... More  →
A <i>Friends</i> Explainer for Millennials: Could Those Sweater Vests BE Any Daggier?