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Snapchats from Greek Mythology

By ElodieDecember 11, 2017
As near as I can tell from the mainstream media, we are a generation of soulless degenerates. All we care about are memes, selfies, and emojis—and if you're going to stand there and tell me to my face that the heroes of Greek mythology wouldn't have been just as bad, if More  →
Snapchats from Greek Mythology

The 30 Most Sirius Black Things That Sirius Black Ever Did

By ElodieDecember 11, 2017
Sirius Black was my first love, and my future spouse is just going to have to come to terms with that one day. When he died—snatched too soon from this world by the cold, unfeeling hands of death—it ruined my whole year. History will remember him... More  →
The 30 Most Sirius Black Things That Sirius Black Ever Did

The 12 Best Harry Potter Tumblr Posts That You've NEVER SEEN

By Chelsea DaggerDecember 8, 2017
Sparklers, I've attempted many difficult feats in my lifetime. I've tried to run a mile in under 20 minutes. I've tried to make drop-crotch pants look cool. Once I even tried to flirt with a living human being using words (it was 3 years ago, and I am still cloaked in More  →
The 12 Best <em>Harry Potter</em> Tumblr Posts That You've NEVER SEEN

Gryffindor's Social Media Game Is ON POINT

By Sas MilledgeDecember 7, 2017
DOES ANYONE KNOW LEE JORDAN'S SNAPCHAT??!?!? Asking for a friend.—eds (PS. Guys, make sure you read the captions on these. They're FUNNY AF.)  More  →
Gryffindor's Social Media Game Is ON POINT

All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

By ElodieDecember 7, 2017
Here at SparkNotes, our stance on books has always been favorable. We like them. We think they’re great. We’re book lovers first, and human beings second. But this doesn’t change the fact that some books are long, unwieldy, and difficult to start (but easy to let langu More  →
All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

10 Fictional Problems That Could Have Been Solved with a Text Message

By ElodieDecember 6, 2017
Cell phones are pretty great. There is simply no other innovation that has impacted my life as much as the one that allows me to scroll though Instagram while I’m sitting on the toilet. I use my phone for almost everything—answering texts, ignoring texts, getting texts a More  →
10 Fictional Problems That Could Have Been Solved with a Text Message

The Harry Potter Books, Ranked from Worst to Best

By ElodieDecember 6, 2017
When I’m not here on SparkNotes writing about Hamlet and My Chemical Romance, I can be found saying things like "Obviously wizards must pay taxes since Hogwarts has free tuition, but do they also have to pay Muggle taxes?" offhand to strangers on public transportation. More  →
The Harry Potter Books, Ranked from Worst to Best

7 Dirty Jokes You Didn’t Catch in Shakespeare’s Most Popular Plays

By ElodieDecember 5, 2017
Nowadays Shakespeare is considered the height of high-brow literature. But what you may not have known is that the guy was, at any given moment, trying to see how many dirty jokes he could pack into a single five-act play. (The answer was usually “a lot,” sometimes borde More  →
7 Dirty Jokes You Didn't Catch in Shakespeare's Most Popular Plays

Harry Potter Characters That Would've Made Way Better Couples

By ElodieDecember 4, 2017
I’m not really in the business of telling people what they should or should not be shipping (unless of course you ship anyone with the Basilisk, in which case I’m going to have to put my foot down). But when it comes to the end-game couples of Harry Potter canon, I thi More  →
Harry Potter Characters That Would've Made Way Better Couples

The 11 Most Awkward Moments in Fiction

By ElodieDecember 1, 2017
Awkward moments are awful enough to behold in real life, where you can’t really do anything about them (and where, more often than not, they're happening to you). But awkward moments in books or on film are just nightmare fuel. There are ACTUAL PEOPLE (directors and actors More  →
The 11 Most Awkward Moments in Fiction