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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>

What Every Zodiac Sign Should Write Their College Application Essay About

By Maura Barry-GarlandNovember 17, 2016
College essay season is upon us. Now it might be tempting to make up an inspiring story about, I don't know, saving a drowning kitten from sharks in the middle of a hurricane or something. But admissions officers aren't looking for cookie-cutter essays, or even... More  →
What Every Zodiac Sign Should Write Their College Application Essay About

Auntie SparkNotes: Is My Controlling Boyfriend Abusive?

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 16, 2016
Greetings Auntie! I've been in a relationship with this guy who I've been dating for about two years now. We were everyone's favorite couple and everyone thought we were goals. But, this year he's been acting off. Sometimes he can have a mean streak a mile... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Is My Controlling Boyfriend Abusive?

15 Questions Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Needs to Answer

By ElodieNovember 16, 2016
Can you believe it’s here? That it’s happening? On November 18th, we will wake up to a world where you can just GO SEE Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. You can just BUY A TICKET. You can sit in a theater and VIEW... More  →
15 Questions <em>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</em> Needs to Answer

Auntie SparkNotes: My Girlfriend Dumped Me, But I Think She's Confused

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 14, 2016
Hi Auntie, It's been about three weeks since I got the devastating news from my girlfriend that she would like to break up with me. Now this is rather sudden, because we have been happy and in love, and fully enjoying our time together during our freshmen... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Girlfriend Dumped Me, But I Think She's Confused

PSA: How to Deal With a Cyber Stalker

By Kelly HoffmacherNovember 13, 2016
Unbeknownst to me, my ex had a new girlfriend. I thought meeting him for coffee—as per his request—was totally reasonable and that perhaps he and I could get on good terms and become friends. Coffee was casual and friendly. I left feeling relieved. A few... More  →
PSA: How to Deal With a Cyber Stalker

Dear SparkNotes Readers: A Letter on The U.S. Election

By Elaine AtwellNovember 11, 2016
Dear SparkNotes Readers, Few writers have ever been as fortunate as we bumbling quasi-grownups who get to talk to you here on SparkNotes. In the year and change that I've been a part of this community, I've been continually blown away by your cleverness, kindness, and... More  →
Dear SparkNotes Readers: A Letter on The U.S. Election

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friends Are Bullies

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 9, 2016
Dear Auntie, I'm sort of stuck in a situation right now. So, I have a friend who I met a few months ago, and she's been hanging out with me and the rest of my friends for a while now. The reason I started talking to... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friends Are Bullies

Eddie Redmayne Almost Played Tom Riddle! (& 8 Other Actors Who Almost Landed Iconic Harry Potter Roles)

By ElodieNovember 9, 2016
Did you know Eddie Redmayne almost played Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets? Why didn’t any of you TELL ME Eddie Redmayne almost played Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets? Imagine what could have BEEN. Actually, it’s probably a More  →
Eddie Redmayne Almost Played Tom Riddle! (& 8 Other Actors Who Almost Landed Iconic <em>Harry Potter</em> Roles)