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Everybody's Wearing Purple. Or Reading. And Being Funny.

By Aislinn ShevlinOctober 17, 2014
What's going on with Sparkler-approved celebs this week? Allllll thissss stuffffff... More  →
Everybody's Wearing Purple. Or Reading. And Being Funny.
We Asked Authors We <3 About Their Fav Lit Sidekicks: Here is What John Green, Frank Portman, JK Rowling and Others Had to Say!

We Asked Authors We <3 About Their Fav Lit Sidekicks: Here is What John Green, Frank Portman, JK Rowling and Others Had to Say!

By Janet ManleyOctober 17, 2014
One of the MOST EXCITING THINGS we did for Teen Reading Week was stealthily track down authors we have raging, spray-painted faces-crushes on, and ask them ONE VERY SHY QUESTION.We spoke to YA heroes like David Iserson, Kiera Cass, Frank Portman, John Green and other dead-se More  →

It's the Friday Awards!

By Renda DingOctober 17, 2014
It's that time of the week again…! But before we get to this week's WITTACULARLY (Googling reveals this is not a real word—buttever) WITTY COMMENTS, I want to announce the winners of last week's challenge. But no one submitted answers last week (which is understandable since... More  →
It's the Friday Awards!

WHAT IS #GAMERGATE? (We're Almost Too Afraid to AXE)

By Janet ManleyOctober 17, 2014
SHE IS A GODZILLA, SHE HAS A BACKBONE OF ADAMANTIUM (in her own words). SHE IS BRIANNA WU, GAME DEVELOPER. She has been harassed, threatened, and forced to leave her own home because a bunch of gamer guys pretty much don't know how to... More  →
WHAT IS #GAMERGATE? (We're Almost Too Afraid to AXE)
Ansel Elgort & Miles Teller Steam Up This Week's ALL-CAPS STYLE RECAP

Ansel Elgort & Miles Teller Steam Up This Week's ALL-CAPS STYLE RECAP

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 17, 2014
When a slideshow promises STEAM right in the title, you know one of two things must be true:1. IT IS A TRULY STEAM-TASTIC SLIDESHOW. STEAM IS AFOOT. THE AIR IS STEAMY WITH STEAMING STEAMS OF STEAM. OR 2. I couldn't think of any other way to say "LOOK AT ALL THE STRAPPING JA More  →

8 Ways to Stay Friends With a Party Monster if Staying at Home Is More Your Jam

By Chrissie GruebelOctober 17, 2014
We all have that person in our lives who is basically on a rocket ship to the moon all the time. They’re at parties. They’re at music festivals. They’re at parties happening during music festivals. It’s relentless! Who knew there were so many music festivals!?... More  →
8 Ways to Stay Friends With a Party Monster if Staying at Home Is More Your Jam

20 Truly Awful Nicknames That You DEFINITELY Do Not Want

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 17, 2014
BUTTS, I sit before you today a living, breathing example of the incredible transformative power that a great nickname can have. A great nickname can turn a sweaty dork who spends her days taking spectacularly humiliating nose-dives down flights of stairs into a sweaty Sparkitor who... More  →
20 Truly Awful Nicknames That You DEFINITELY Do Not Want

Open Thread for October 17!

By SparkLifeOctober 17, 2014
For those of you who take public transport, REJOICE! It's Friday! For those of you who don't take public transport, REJOICE! No rush-hour subway cars for you!   Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for October 17!

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Control My Rage?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 16, 2014
Dear Auntie, Sophomore year of high school I met a really fun guy, we’ll call him Rocky, and we were inseparable. We were affectionate with lots of hugs and cute texts and handwritten notes back and forth, and we would go on a lot of... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Control My Rage?