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Open Thread for April 12th

By SparkLifeApril 12, 2014
It's Big Wind Day! No, not *that* kind of wind. Gross. Submit your pictures to contribute@sparknotes.com!... More  →
Open Thread for April 12th

The Friday Awards: Gypsy Cats!

By Abbey ClarkeApril 11, 2014
Blessed day, oh bubbly Sparklers! We thank our respective deities/the universe/our own bad selves for getting us through another long dreary week. Now it is time for rejoicing and... More  →
The Friday Awards: Gypsy Cats!

Open Thread for April 11th

By SparkLifeApril 11, 2014
These pictures and plants (pictures of plants?) are from last year's PlantGreenIdeas Chicago, and they are basically big bulb busts. (alliteration ;)) Spring is in the air, as well as butterflies, pollen, and random migrating birds who have already set up residence on our skyscrapers,... More  →
Open Thread for April 11th

Open Thread for April 10th

By SparkLifeApril 10, 2014
These pictures and plants (pictures of plants?) are from last year's PlantGreenIdeas Chicago, and they are basically big bulb busts. (alliteration ;)) Spring is in the air, as well as butterflies, pollen, and random migrating birds who have already set up residence on our skyscrapers,... More  →
Open Thread for April 10th

SparkLabs: Our Number One Fixation

By Brandon SpecktorApril 9, 2014
Welcome to SparkLabs, where we probe the collective consciousness of the Sparkpopulace for insights into the zeitgeist and what socks are cool this year (FIE, WE MISSED TUBE SOCKS BY A DECADE). The first SparkLab looks into your bathroomal experiences. Answer the poll below (we'll... More  →
SparkLabs: Our Number One Fixation

Writer Wars Winner: "A World For You" by SilverLiningOfACloud!

By reidfaylorApril 9, 2014
Sparklers, behold: the winning story of last week's Writer Wars—fully illustrated, of course. Last week's prompt asked writers to tell the creation story of a world, and SilverLiningOfACloud wrote the story above, which collectively made everyone go, "Oh, that's quite good More  →
Writer Wars Winner:

Open Thread for April 9th

By SparkLifeApril 9, 2014
These pictures and plants (pictures of plants?) are from last year's PlantGreenIdeas Chicago, and they are basically big bulb busts. (alliteration ;)) Spring is in the air, as well as butterflies, pollen, and random migrating birds who have already set up residence on our skyscrapers,... More  →
Open Thread for April 9th

Open Thread for April 8th

By SparkLifeApril 8, 2014
These pictures and plants (pictures of plants?) are from last year's PlantGreenIdeas Chicago, and they are basically big bulb busts. (alliteration ;)) Spring is in the air, as well as butterflies, pollen, and random migrating birds who have already set up residence on our skyscrapers,... More  →
Open Thread for April 8th

Cuba Gets UnFollowed by the U.S. Government

By H. Alan ScottApril 7, 2014

Last week, it was discovered that the United States had funded the creation and implementation of a Twitter-like social network in Cuba called ZunZuneo (the sound a hummingbird makes). Since when did the U.S. get into the business of creating social media

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Cuba Gets UnFollowed by the U.S. Government