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Alby Returns Monday

By Emily WinterOctober 17, 2014
Hey! Sparklers! Emily here, on behalf of THE GREAT AND POWER-ISH REID FAYLOR. Reid is currently trapped in a room with lazy bears. Well, they aren't "lazy" exactly, it's actually kind of a sad story. The bears used to dance and dance, and then they were ... More  →
Alby Returns Monday

Open Thread for October 4!

By Emily WinterOctober 4, 2014
Check it out! I was walking home to Brooklyn from the SparkNotes HQ the other night and I turned around to see THIS AMAZING SUNSET over Manhattan. Is New York paradise? No. Everything smells like pee. But this moment was a really, really good one. ... More  →
Open Thread for October 4!

"We Fun Scholars" And Other Reason the Miss America Pageant Is Barf

By Emily WinterSeptember 22, 2014
Did you guys watch the Miss America pageant just over a week ago? I totally forgot it existed, and when I read about it on the internet, my stomach started feel all twisted and I shouted a combination of "No" and "Gross" at my ... More  →

Exclusive Interview with Nathan Kress Makes Us Want to Kiss His Beautiful Eyeballs.

By Emily WinterAugust 13, 2014
Whenever we get the opportunity to interview a celebrity, we usually hide in the bathroom and sob until we forget our own names. But occasionally we zip up our confidence pants and Beyonce ourselves right up to NATHAN KRESS to ask him—in true SparkLife fashion—about ... More  →
Exclusive Interview with Nathan Kress Makes Us Want to Kiss His Beautiful Eyeballs.

Alby Will Be Up Monday, Y'all!

By Emily WinterJuly 11, 2014
Reid is stuck between another dimension and an existential crisis and cannot come to the phone right now. Only a true frog's kiss can save him. If you have a frog, please give it permission to teleport to the SparkLife HQ in New York City. ... More  →
Alby Will Be Up Monday, Y'all!

ALBY Is on Vacation!

By Emily WinterJune 13, 2014
More accurately, Reid Faylor, mastermind behind the ~SparkLife cult hit ALBY~, is on a California adventure this week. Do you live in California? It's a small state. That could be him, frolicking through your backyard, chewing on your grass. IN ANY CASE, Reid will be back ... More  →
ALBY Is on Vacation!

Q&A with Kat Rosenfield (aka Auntie SparkNotes) About Her New Novel, INLAND! Plus We're Giving Away Signed Copies!

By Emily WinterJune 2, 2014
INLAND, a teen novel about mermaids by Kat Rosenfield/Auntie SparkNotes, hits shelves on Tuesday, June 10! I read an advance copy of INLAND, Kat's second novel, and LOVED IT—even as a YA lit junkie I've never read anything like it. But before we get into ... More  →
Q&A with Kat Rosenfield (aka Auntie SparkNotes) About Her New Novel, INLAND! Plus We're Giving Away Signed Copies!

ALBY Returns Monday!

By Emily WinterApril 18, 2014
I despise bearing bad news (shouldn't have gotten that tattoo that says "We've run out of cheese."), but the gods at SparkNotes HQ sent us a last-minute email saying our office is closing at 1 today, and we should get the heck out and enjoy ... More  →
ALBY Returns Monday!

YA Author Sara Benincasa Revamps THE GREAT GATSBY with a Same-Sex Relationship

By Emily WinterApril 8, 2014
We should all want to be Sara Benincasas when/if we grow up: The hilarious and thoughtful writer has mastered standup comedy, radio, blogging, vlogging, and today she comes out with her second book, GREAT. GREAT is a teen adaptation of one of our favorites—THE GREAT GATSBY ... More  →
YA Author Sara Benincasa Revamps THE GREAT GATSBY with a Same-Sex Relationship

Show Off Your Talents and You Could Win $300 in Prizes from SparkNotes!

By Emily WinterApril 3, 2014
People of the Internet! You are cordially invited to participate in THE 6TH ANNUAL SPARKNOTES YEARBOOK AWARDS! BOOM. CAN YOU FEEL THE HEAT?  Turn off the burner. "What is the SparkNotes Yearbook Awards?" you are currently shouting. Well! It's a contest! Here's what happens: You submit photos or ... More  →
Show Off Your Talents and You Could Win $300 in Prizes from SparkNotes!