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Auntie SparkNotes: I Want to Be Ready to Date

By kat_rosenfieldApril 10, 2017
Hi Auntie, I have been dealing with this issue for a while now. First off, I made a promise when I was younger that I wouldn't date till college. Now I'm a college freshman who wants to date, but still don't feel ready—even though I want... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Want to Be Ready to Date

What Is the Tech World If Not a Shakespearean Farce: An Interview With Author Doree Shafrir

By Janet ManleyApril 10, 2017
When I'm feeling introspective, I often turn to this face swap of a fish pillow, artist and date unknown, and think, Snapchat is worth $25 billion??? What have I even been doing with my life. All you need these days is a cool idea for an app and you... More  →
What Is the Tech World If Not a Shakespearean Farce: An Interview With Author Doree Shafrir

April Horoscopes!

By Jon_SkindzierApril 10, 2017
To make a long story, short, Aries, you should just omit most of it. In honor of April being Volunteer Month, your volunteering idea is to collect coats from the closets of people who are detrimental to society and throw them into the ocean. More  →
April Horoscopes!

Are You a Hermione, Ginny, or Luna?

By Elaine AtwellApril 10, 2017
If you're a Norberta, sorry. Please don't singe us. This quiz was originally published in October 2016... More  →
Are You a Hermione, Ginny, or Luna?

QUIZ: Are You a Plot Device?

By ElodieApril 7, 2017
Look, okay, nobody wants to a be a plot device, but the fact remains that someone’s gotta propel the story forward. Let's find out if that person is you. ... More  →
QUIZ: Are You a Plot Device?

Hogwarts Houses Hex the Patriarchy

By SparkLifeApril 7, 2017
Wizards have always appeared to have a better track record than Muggles in terms of gender equality. Evidence: Hogwarts has an equal number of men and women on its staff, gender is irrelevant on Quidditch teams, and women have been prominent in politics for CENTURIES More  →
Hogwarts Houses Hex the Patriarchy

The 12 Best and Worst Leaders in Fiction

By kat_rosenfieldApril 7, 2017
This post was originally published in November 2016   Our favorite works of fiction have no shortage of examples on both sides of the equation to really illuminate what a leader ought to look like. Below, we're rounding up the worst of the worst, and the best... More  →
The 12 Best and Worst Leaders in Fiction

How Fictional Characters Would Ask You to Prom

By ElodieApril 6, 2017
My prom date asked me to prom by saying, "So, hey, prom?" and I said, "Sure." There was no romance, no fanfare. There was a Katy Perry song of indeterminate verbiage playing on the radio, and then I think we fist bumped just to bring... More  →
How Fictional Characters Would Ask You to Prom