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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!

Enter the SparkNotes Yearbook Awards Now for a Chance to Win a $300 Visa Gift Card!

By Emily WinterApril 1, 2014
Sparklers and Masterminds, 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 video ... More  →
Enter the SparkNotes Yearbook Awards Now for a Chance to Win a $300 Visa Gift Card!

Help Us Decide on This Year's Yearbook Awards Categories!

By Emily WinterMarch 12, 2014
Our annual Yearbook Awards is approaching! For the uninitiated, the Yearbook Awards is a contest in which SparkNotes readers submit photos or video of themselves (with 100 words on why they should win) for one or more superlative categories. Readers vote on their faves, and the ... More  →
Help Us Decide on This Year's Yearbook Awards Categories!

Ahhhh! Look at Benedict Cumberbatch's TEENAGE DOPPELGANGER

By Emily WinterFebruary 18, 2014
His name is Tyler Mitchell and he is 16 and British, even! We are hyperventilating! The only thing we didn't like about the real Cumberbatch is that he's too old for Sparklers and Masterminds to legit date. PROBLEM SOLVED, NERDS. Tyler Mitchell: Are you fast-talkin', eye-rollin', ... More  →
Ahhhh! Look at Benedict Cumberbatch's TEENAGE DOPPELGANGER

Our First Kiss Story Manuscript Is Complete. Are You In It?

By Emily WinterFebruary 7, 2014
Attention, Sparklers! A year ago, we asked you to submit your first kiss stories for potential inclusion in a manuscript! Well, we've finally put together the whole dang thing (which is a mix of Splogger and Sparkler stories), and we're getting ready to approach publishers with ... More  →
Our First Kiss Story Manuscript Is Complete. Are You In It?

This Is the Best Movie Advertisement I've Ever Seen

By Emily WinterJanuary 15, 2014
The scary movie Devil's Due comes out Friday, and to promote it, a company called Thinkmodo created a TERRIFYING DEMON BABY in a TERRIFYING DEMON BABY STROLLS-ON-ITS-OWN STROLLER. Kick back and relax as New York City becomes horrified. Kind of wish I could see how a ... More  →
This Is the Best Movie Advertisement I've Ever Seen

Here's My Tooth Fairy Affidavit from 1989

By Emily WinterJanuary 14, 2014
TOOTH FAIRY ALERT!!!!! Yesterday, my mom uncovered this affidavit she wrote in 1989 to the Tooth Fairy on my behalf. Dad took the affidavit to work and notarized it, so the Tooth Fairy would know it was legit. When I was a kid I thought my ... More  →
Here's My Tooth Fairy Affidavit from 1989