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How to Ask for an Extension on Your Paper

By Maura Barry-GarlandDecember 2, 2016
You may think that SparkNotes is run by a bunch of quasi-sentient robots living inside your computer, but the truth is that the SparkNotes editors are regular people just like you and me. This is why, sometimes, it becomes necessary to appeal to their better... More  →
How to Ask for an Extension on Your Paper

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Afraid My Boyfriend Hates Me for Cheating

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 30, 2016
Dear Auntie, I've been in a relationship with a guy for just under a year now, and it's been wonderful. He's a truly great guy and I can really see us being in this for the long haul. However, to put it mildly, I messed up. I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Afraid My Boyfriend Hates Me for Cheating

Karen Edina Illustrates Our Fave Quotes by JK Rowling, John Green, & More!

By Karen EdinaNovember 30, 2016
We collected 12 of our fave quotes about love, courage, and life—written by literary legends like JK Rowling, John Green, Suzanne Collins, and Rainbow Rowell, naturally—and asked the brillz Karen Edina to illustrate them. The end result? Nothing short of STUNNING.  Thi More  →
Karen Edina Illustrates Our Fave Quotes by JK Rowling, John Green, & More!

The Answer Is: Make a Zine

By SparkNotesNovember 29, 2016
The streets of heaven are crowded with people trying to sell their manuscripts. And in the aftermath of NaNoWriMo, the inboxes of literary agents look basically like this. (Don't give up hope, tho! Pitch, pitch, pitch!) Still, maybe after NaNoWriMo all you have are... More  →
The Answer Is: Make a Zine

Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Stop Pining for the Perfect Girl

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 28, 2016
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I'm a 16-year-old cishet guy in my junior year considering for the first time in my life actually asking someone out to Homecoming. I've never had a real girlfriend in my life, but I've gotten on a... very close level to some before.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Stop Pining for the Perfect Girl

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Torn Between Pro-Life and Pro-Choice

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 23, 2016
Dear Auntie, This is a topic that has been leaving me so winded and depressed lately. I didn’t want to email you at first because I knew I would just spread my depressiveness to you and everyone reading this, and I would just start a fight... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Torn Between Pro-Life and Pro-Choice

The Characters from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Ranked in Order of Hair

By ElodieNovember 22, 2016
I'm not saying I have my priorities completely in order; I am saying my enjoyment of a movie depends largely, if not solely, on how good everyone's hair is looking. This is why any movie with Emma Stone in it is the best movie I've ever seen, and this is why Taylor Lautne More  →
The Characters from <em>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</em>, Ranked in Order of Hair

Auntie SparkNote: How Can I Give Love Advice to My Crush?

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 21, 2016
Hey Auntie, I have a bit of a problem, and I think it's girl related. I'm a 20-year-old college guy and I have a habit of having extended conversations with my love interests. Most of the time this had led to them being close to... More  →
Auntie SparkNote: How Can I Give Love Advice to My Crush?

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Too Weird to Date

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 18, 2016
Dear Auntie, I'm currently a senior in high school, and I've never been in a relationship. Like ever. Don't get me wrong, I know there's a lot of people out there with the same problem, and it doesn't mean I'm going to die alone or anything. And... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Too Weird to Date

6 Spoiler-Free Reasons You Should See Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By ElodieNovember 18, 2016
Most of us have about ten dollars to our name at any given time—we can’t just go around seeing movies willy-nilly. So why should you throw your hard-earned Hamiltons at Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? We could have written a list where items... More  →
6 Spoiler-Free Reasons You Should See <em>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</em>