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Which Fictional Character Is Your Mortal Enemy?

By Maura Barry-GarlandJuly 1, 2016
Not all heroes wear capes. Some heroes wear the same sweatshirt three days in a row and spend all day on the Internet taking quizzes with Dorito-dusted fingers. There’s no shame in it. So who’s your villain? Which literary... More  →
Which Fictional Character Is Your Mortal Enemy?

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friends Keep Shipping My Crush with Someone Else

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 1, 2016
Dear Auntie, It's my freshman year at high school, with only one month left of school. Last semester, this great guy (let's call him Jake) was my partner in a class project. We had a great time until he switched out to a different class in... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friends Keep Shipping My Crush with Someone Else

Blogging Lord of the Flies: Part 7 (The One Where There is Definitely a Beast, Can Confirm)

By ElodieJuly 1, 2016
To catch up on parts 1-6, click here! Last time, a man-corpse landed on the island. This was due to an aerial battle that Sam and Eric missed completely because they were too busy being sound asleep and useless. Now Ralph & Co. have... More  →
Blogging <em>Lord of the Flies</em>: Part 7 (The One Where There is Definitely a Beast, Can Confirm)

Fictional 'Ships from Across Fandoms—Part 3!

By Maddy AaronJuly 1, 2016
First we gave you Part 1. Then we gave you Part 2. Now, we're giving you Part NINE THOUSAND AND EIGHTY SIX.JK, we're giving you Part 3, because numerically it just makes sense. Get ready to swoon and/or become enraged over 7 more pairs of your fave fictional characters, who More  →
Fictional 'Ships from Across Fandoms-Part 3!

Celebrate Fourth of July With These Hamilton Quotes

By Emily BrownJuly 1, 2016
What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with four quotes from Hams that best summarize the Continental Congress's breakup with King George? More  →
Celebrate Fourth of July With These <i>Hamilton</i> Quotes

Open Thread for July 1!

By SparkLifeJuly 1, 2016
Send your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pictures on the OT... More  →
Open Thread for July 1!

Are You a Good Friend?

By Christopher CalogeroJune 30, 2016
It can be hard to figure out if you are doing a good job as a friend. Lucky for you we have the definitive test to decide once and for all if you are an indispensable companion or a dismissible acquaintance. ... More  →
Are You a Good Friend?

Everything I Learned From Online Dating

By Kelly HoffmacherJune 30, 2016
Let me start off by saying that my BFF is a wedding planner in NYC. She says that more than half of her clients met online. More than half! The stigma around online dating has definitely faded a whole lot within the past few years,... More  →
Everything I Learned From Online Dating

How Well Do You Know the Harry Potter Books?

By ElodieJune 30, 2016
They say knowledge is power, which is true. Knowledge is what separates man from beast. Or maybe that’s rational thought and thumbs. Regardless, knowledge is also what separates the Harry Potter trivia novices from the demigods who can name all of Ron Weasley's uncles in alphabetical order. Every... More  →
How Well Do You Know the Harry Potter Books?

Ben Franklin Live-Tweets the Signing of the Declaration of Independence

By Andrew TavinJune 30, 2016

I was taking my annual pre-Independence Day visit to the Library of Congress when I came across an amazing discovery in their archives...

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Ben Franklin Live-Tweets the Signing of the Declaration of Independence