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House to Holmes

By ContributorMay 6, 2010
Sparkler MaDDie3322 has a crush on House. That's cool, we'll take Holmes. Minus the pipe. —SparkNotes editors My favorite show is “House. " Yes, that show with the crippled doctor who figures out a way to cure his patients' unusual problems within 15 minutes... More  →
House to Holmes

Top 5 Reasons to Be a Teenage Writer

By ContributorMay 5, 2010
All right, that's it: Sparkler BooksndPens06 has convinced us. We want to be teenage writers. Now we just have to build a time machine that will take us back to high school... —SparkNotes Editors Have you ever wanted to write... More  →
Top 5 Reasons to Be a Teenage Writer

Blogging Eclipse: Part 23

By Dan_BergsteinApril 30, 2010
Chapter Twenty-Three: Monster Better Title: Whaaaaaaaat? Hey, Jacob. How's it going? Remember a while back when we had that chat about force kissing, and I said you should never force kiss someone? Disregard what I said. Apparently Bella loves force kissing. I'm as confused as you are. Sincerely, Dan P.S. Where... More  →
Blogging Eclipse: Part 23

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

By Miss MarmApril 23, 2010
Today is the 446th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. We'd like to celebrate with a list of 10 reasons we love the Bard: 1. He introduced thousands of words into the language, including "alligator" and "puking." 2. He wrote interesting, complicated, violent, and violently passionate roles... More  →
Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

Blogging Eclipse: Part 22

By Dan_BergsteinApril 22, 2010
Chapter Twenty-Two: Fire and Ice Better Title: The Pleasure Tent Whoa boy. Anyone else feeling warm? [Fans himself] This chapter is filled with sexual tension, and not the lousy "Edward Can't Sleep With Bella" kind, either. It's spilling over with Jacob-Tension, or Jension, as I like to... More  →
Blogging Eclipse: Part 22

What If Shakespearean Characters Had Common Sense?

By Robert IsenbergApril 21, 2010
Yeah, yeah, Shakespeare's brilliant and all, but his plays work because all of his characters are complete nut jobs. What would have happened if just one character had some common sense? This: [WARNING: SHAKESPEAREAN SPOILER ALERT] Romeo and Juliet A local law enforcement guy eats a donut... More  →
What If Shakespearean Characters Had Common Sense?

Literary Throw-Down

By Kathryn_WilliamsApril 20, 2010
How have we not thought of this before? What were SmackDowns invented for if not measuring the relative scrappiness of our favorite literary characters? Two characters, one steel cage, no mercy. If these characters went head to head, who would be... More  →
Literary Throw-Down

Blogging Eclipse: Part 21

By Dan_BergsteinApril 15, 2010
Chapter Twenty-One: Trails Better Title: Almost a Good Chapter Maybe it's the warmer weather or the longer days, but I actually liked this chapter. No. Strike that. Like is too strong a word. I less-hated this chapter. (I feel the same way diet pudding and Jurassic Park... More  →
Blogging Eclipse: Part 21

Why Does Friar Lawrence Have a Date Rape Drug?: Puzzling Questions About the Classics

By ContributorApril 15, 2010
FadingRose has some interesting questions about the classics. Personally, we've always wondered why Hester didn't just tell everyone what a weenie Dimmesdale is. —SparkNotes editors We all have to read Shakespeare, Homer, and the other big guys. And while we love and appreciate these... More  →
Why Does Friar Lawrence Have a Date Rape Drug?: Puzzling Questions About the Classics

Humpty Dumpty Was an Emo Poser (and Other Lessons from Nursery Rhymes)

By kat_rosenfieldApril 15, 2010
When we were wee, young and impressionable, our parents used to tell us traditional children's stories—the same stories, no doubt, that you heard from your own parents growing up. Lighthearted tales full of heroics, brief tragedies, and whimsical rhymes, these stories have been bedtime toddler-fodder... More  →
Humpty Dumpty Was an Emo Poser (and Other Lessons from Nursery Rhymes)