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15 Fun Pop Culture Favorites to Catch Up on This Summer!

By Josh SorokachMay 17, 2013
It's practically summer. How do I know this? Because I'm writing this post from New York's historic Madison Square Park, where all the telltale signs of summer are on full display. Shirtless dudes looking cool and tossing the ol' frisbee around? Check. An elderly man... More  →
15 Fun Pop Culture Favorites to Catch Up on This Summer!

What's Your Percy Jackson Name?

By Sydney ScottMay 15, 2013
My little brother has been nagging me to read The Lightening Thief for the last year. And with the newest installment of the film series coming out soon, I figured I should at least check it out. So I gave in and read the... More  →
What's Your Percy Jackson Name?

20 Books To Make Your Summer Awesome

By Lauren PassellMay 13, 2013
Looking for some good reading to pass those lazy summer days? These books are the pig’s pajamas, according to us. Read ‘em and weep. (The happy kind of weep, obv.) They can be read on beaches, in your underwear, in the bathtub, sprawled out in your back yard, in the car, More  →
20 Books To Make Your Summer Awesome

Don't Freak Out, But I Don't Think The Great Gatsby Is All That Great

By Ricki HurtadoMay 9, 2013
Like the rest of you Sparklers, I am crazy excited for The Great Gatsby movie coming out this weekend! As a teenage girl, I am morally obligated to see every film Leonardo DiCaprio is in and swoon into my popcorn every time he... More  →
Don't Freak Out, But I Don't Think The Great Gatsby Is All That Great

SparkLife Poetry Club: Beauty

By Ricki HurtadoMay 8, 2013
Woohoo—it looks like we got some newcomers on the last post! So before we get down to business, I'd like to welcome all the rookies into our quaint little poetry club. I would offer you a jacket or a least a button, but my artistic... More  →
SparkLife Poetry Club: Beauty

In Defense of Daisy Buchanan

By Melissa AlbertMay 8, 2013
To put it mildly, people don't like Daisy Buchanan (even, perhaps, when she's played by Carey Mulligan). Fitzgerald's infamous antiheroine is vapid, she chooses money over love, and she lets Gatsby take the fall (fatally) for her crappy driving. We're not Daisy apologists,... More  →
In Defense of Daisy Buchanan

Sparkler Book Club!!

By InkSparksMay 6, 2013

YOU’RE INVITED!

What: A bookclub

Who: Everyone who loves reading and wants to discuss books with others

When: Once a month

Why:  We want to have  interesting, thoughtful, and fun conversations with everyone here on Sparknotes about a book... More  →

SparkLife Poetry Club: Passions

By Ricki HurtadoApril 24, 2013
Last week was all about being your awesome, cool self. This week it's about *cue nostalgic Disney intro* following your dreams! This Week's Topic: Passions Easy there, Hormonal-Hannah, not that kind of passion. Your poetry should revolve around things you're passionate about! Hobbies, causes, talents,... More  →
SparkLife Poetry Club: Passions

A Letter to J. K. Rowling from Cho Chang

By Jennifer GrudzieckiApril 22, 2013
For everyone out there who ever felt that Cho Chang wasn't dimensional enough, this video is for you. Poet Rachel Rostad speaks up for Cho in this award-winning spoken word piece, which has caused a bit of an uproar recently. Do you like her style?... More  →
A Letter to J. K. Rowling from Cho Chang

What's Your Twilight Name?

By Sydney ScottApril 17, 2013
Whether you love it or hate it, Twilight has become a huge part of our generation. And even though Stephenie Meyer may not be the greatest author, she sure has a knack for finding cool names. (Just look at how the popularity of Bella jumped... More  →
What's Your Twilight Name?