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Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Tell My Boyfriend I Want to Experiment with Other Guys?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 16, 2015
Dear Auntie, Basically me and my current boyfriend are at a wonderful place in our relationship, we can call him 'S.' It's hard to say how long we've been dating—it's been on and off, secret, official, unofficial, suppressed... you name it. It's been quite the... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Tell My Boyfriend I Want to Experiment with Other Guys?

6 Creative Writing Exercises to Smash Your Writer's Block

By Nicole DiekerJuly 16, 2015
Some of us find the blank page liberating. Others of us? TERRIFYING. Even if you love writing more than you love pugs and butts respectively, facing that blank page or blinking cursor can easily feel like being stuck in a ham costume with no idea where you're... More  →
6 Creative Writing Exercises to Smash Your Writer's Block

J.K. Rowling Is the Grand Slam Champ of REALITY CHECKS

By Danielle KraeseJuly 16, 2015
If anything is certain about Twitter, it’s that haters gonna hate, trollers gonna troll, and J.K. Rowling gonna make all of them wish they had accidentally set their alarms for PM instead of AM and slept through the whole day. This past weekend, Serena Williams, Queen... More  →
J.K. Rowling Is the Grand Slam Champ of REALITY CHECKS

Fictional Character Product Endorsements

By andrew joanisJuly 16, 2015
After their book contracts expire, literary characters have to make bank somehow... More  →
Fictional Character Product Endorsements

Flashbacks (FEATURING JEM & DILL) Abound in the Next Installment of Go Set a Watchman!

By ElodieJuly 16, 2015
Yesterday, we did chapters 1-3 of Go Set a Watchman. Today, we're doing chapters 4 and 5. THERE WILL BE SPOILERS, SO IF YOU'RE NOT CAUGHT UP, SHIELD YOUR EYES. If someone were to ask me, right now, to describe Go Set... More  →
Flashbacks (FEATURING JEM & DILL) Abound in the Next Installment of <em>Go Set a Watchman</em>!

ALBY, A Choose Your Own Adventure Story: New Artan

By reidfaylorJuly 16, 2015

Catch up on all of Alby here!

Previously in Alby:

Alby was given the mark of the gods and became the new Queen, taking the power of the Flame away from Sparkler. She confronted... More  →

ALBY, A Choose Your Own Adventure Story: New Artan

In Defense of Amandla Stenberg's Cultural Appropriation Comment on Kylie Jenner's Cornrow Instagram Pic

By ShivaniJuly 16, 2015
On Saturday, Kylie Jenner shared her new set of freshly braided cornrows to Instagram and ended up eliciting over 150,000 comments and over one million likes. One of these comments was from Amandla Stenberg, aka Rue, aka a beautiful queen blessed... More  →
In Defense of Amandla Stenberg's Cultural Appropriation Comment on Kylie Jenner's Cornrow Instagram Pic

Open Thread for July 16!

By SparkLifeJuly 16, 2015
Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for July 16!

Auntie SparkNotes: A Pair of Old Feminists Is Harassing Me

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 15, 2015
Dear Auntie, I need some advice on how to deal with people sticking their noses in places they don't belong. One day, my friend and I ended up discussing what our ideal lives/jobs would be if everything else was all set and secured. I told her... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: A Pair of Old Feminists Is Harassing Me