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10 Things We Learned About Rainbow Rowell at Her Landline Reading

By Melissa AlbertJuly 10, 2014
Sometimes when you meet an author, they’re nothing like you think they’ll be, but Rainbow Rowell, author of YA masterpieces Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, is just as funny, smart, and full of stories and insights as you’d expect. To celebrate the release of her new... More  →
10 Things We Learned About Rainbow Rowell at Her <i>Landline</i> Reading

Is Your Privilege Better Than Mine?

By H. Alan ScottJuly 10, 2014
Privilege! What is it? What does it mean? Who has it? If you don't have it, HOW DO YOU GET YOUR HANDS ON IT? There is a lot of talk about privilege, and "checking your privilege" on the internet. That’s a good thing, people should... More  →
Is Your Privilege Better Than Mine?

7 Real-Life Things Inspired by the Harry Potter Series (One of Which Will TERRIFY YOU TO YOUR VERY CORE)

By ElodieJuly 10, 2014
Harry Potter—it's the franchise that launched a thousand ships (GET IT?!), seven books, eight movies, its own musical genre, a theme park, countless fan sites, a puppet show web series, a legitimate sport,... More  →
7 Real-Life Things Inspired by the Harry Potter Series (One of Which Will TERRIFY YOU TO YOUR VERY CORE)

The Weirdest Ice Breaker Lines That Will Absolutely (Probably) Work (Maybe)!

By Andrew TavinJuly 10, 2014
The internet is full of free ice-breakers that will ease you into talking to someone new. BORING. You came here looking for adventure! YOU CAME HERE LOOKING FOR WEIRD AND AWKWARD ICE BREAKER LINES THAT ARE SO BIZARRE, THEY JUST HAVE TO WORK! And don't worry... More  →
The Weirdest Ice Breaker Lines That Will Absolutely (Probably) Work (Maybe)!

Demi Lovato Speaks Out for Marriage Equality; Has Amazing Pink Hair

By Janet ManleyJuly 10, 2014
One of our favorite nineteen-ninety-two-eyans, sunbeam, singer, and former Disney property Demi Lovato, has joined the fight for marriage equality, recording a video for the Human Rights Campaign that urges you to sign a pledge here. My generation knows that it's wrong to tell two people... More  →
Demi Lovato Speaks Out for Marriage Equality; Has Amazing Pink Hair

Writer Wars Winner: "An Artist at Heart" by radha24-totlcrzynerdwholuvsbks!

By reidfaylorJuly 10, 2014
Here is this week's Writer Wars winner! Congrats to radha24-totlcrzynerdwholuvsbks on winning.The prompt last week asked writers to craft a story starring an historical figure cast in a new light—murderers turned into saviors, the downtrodden given power. Radha24 took on More  →
Writer Wars Winner:

What's Your Most-Loathed-on-the-Interent Name?

By Sydney ScottJuly 10, 2014
Just a few weeks ago, the Social Security Administration released the most popular baby names of 2013. Now these are obviously names that inspired many new tiny-human-wranglers to do happy dances. But what about those names that people despise with a... More  →
What's Your Most-Loathed-on-the-Interent Name?

Open Thread for July 10!

By SparkLifeJuly 10, 2014
Fill up water balloons and let total war commence! But don't forget to water your tomatoes, first. ... More  →
Open Thread for July 10!