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<i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> Proves That Knowledge Is Power

Avengers: Age of Ultron Proves That Knowledge Is Power

By Nicole DiekerMay 4, 2015
Let's start off with a few spoiler-free notes:¬†Avengers: Age of Ultron is visually spectacular and a lot of fun. If you haven't seen it yet, you will very likely enjoy it. It is a movie that is designed to be enjoyed. It helps if you've seen... More  →
Prom Mantras to Get You Through the Big Night

Prom Mantras to Get You Through the Big Night

By Camille ManleyMay 4, 2015
After months of triumphant (and not so triumphant) promposals, dress shopping expeditions, and theme-planning meetings (does "Disney live-action prom" count as a theme?), the big night is approaching, and far from being dizzy with anticipation, you might actually be feeling More  →

The 7 Most Dysfunctional Living Situations in YA Lit

By Nicole DiekerMay 4, 2015
Think your life is dysfunctional? TRY LIVING ON A RIVER RAFT. There is no one better to give you some perspective on life than the sundry heroes of YA lit, who at any given moment could be living in a zoo or... More  →
The 7 Most Dysfunctional Living Situations in YA Lit

LAST CHANCE: Enter the SparkNotes Yearbook Awards NOW!

By SparkLifeMay 1, 2015
This is your captain SCREAMING DOWN THE INTERCOM: The SparkNotes Yearbook Awards close on Monday, May 4! Every entry brings a chance to win a $300 Visa gift card! This is your LAST CHANCE!!!! This is the full list of 2015 categories: Biggest Fanboy/Fangirl Biggest... More  →
LAST CHANCE: Enter the SparkNotes Yearbook Awards NOW!

BETTER Dental Appointment Reminders

By Jon_SkindzierMay 1, 2015
So you're going through the mail, and there among the random bills and junk mail for your parents, there's something addressed to you! O frabjous day! Callooh! Cal--oh, wait, it's just a dental checkup reminder, which is the is the very opposite of frabjous.¬†Crabjous, perha More  →
BETTER Dental Appointment Reminders

Want to Create Something But Don't Have the Funds? Get Inspired With These Geeky Crowdsourced or Self-published Projects!

By Nicole DiekerMay 1, 2015
Do you dream about publishing your own novel or making your own film? If finances are getting in the way of your achieving your goals, if you live far away from Hollywood or New York, or if you've got a story or screenplay that you... More  →
Want to Create Something But Don't Have the Funds? Get Inspired With These Geeky Crowdsourced or Self-published Projects!

THE AWKWARD GAMES: The Strangest Teacher in the Universe + WE WANT YOUR AWKWARD MOM STORIES

By Page SchumacherMay 1, 2015
If you thought YOUR teachers were weird, you'll find they seem downright reasonable compared to hp81708's bizarre social studies teacher. THIS IS SOME NEXT-LEVEL WEIRD, SO BUCKLE YOUR SEAT BELTS. My Social Studies teacher has an imaginary cat. If the cat "meows" while she... More  →
THE AWKWARD GAMES: The Strangest Teacher in the Universe + WE WANT YOUR AWKWARD MOM STORIES

WE WANT TO KNOW: What Are Your Picks for the Greatest Grad Book of All Time?

By SparkLifeMay 1, 2015
Right now, you are mostly reading this from the far corner of the book stacks, where you lie pinned by an assortment of Tolstoy, Dickens, and chemistry textbooks, wondering whether you'll have to cut your own arm off to survive finals. (Or maybe... More  →
WE WANT TO KNOW: What Are Your Picks for the Greatest Grad Book of All Time?

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Handle My Horny Hormones?

By kat_rosenfieldApril 30, 2015
Heads up, Sparklers: Auntie SparkNotes will be on vacation next week! The column will pick up again on May 12. If you need an advice fix in the meantime, hit up the archives. (If you want to stalk Auntie while she's away, you... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Handle My Horny Hormones?