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Decoding Fictional Characters' Zodiac Signs

By Ana RuizJuly 26, 2016
High school students have, for centuries probably, been given the tedious task of classifying fictional characters into archetypes. You may not know this, but the whole concept of archetypes comes from the TRUE, ESTABLISHED, AND VERY SCIENTIFIC fact that our personalities are predetermined by the stars under which we were born. As it happens,... More  →
Decoding Fictional Characters' Zodiac Signs

Should You Learn About Poetry From a Teacher or an Older Boyfriend?

By Emma W.July 26, 2016
This post is going to take the form of a classic debate. The statement up for debate is: You should learn about poetry from an older boyfriend. PRO will arguing for, CON will argue against. Opening statements PRO: The majority of poetry written in the history of the world... More  →
Should You Learn About Poetry From a Teacher or an Older Boyfriend?

Open Thread for July 26!

By SparkLifeJuly 26, 2016
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Open Thread for July 26!

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get People to Accept My Older Boyfriend?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 25, 2016
Dear Auntie, I've recently started a new relationship with a guy (whoopie!). I say "guy" rather than "boy" because the truth is he's 33, and I'm 19. Now I realize that 14 years is quite a big age gap, but it's really not an issue for... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get People to Accept My Older Boyfriend?

Let's Unpack the Brand-New Fantastic Beasts Trailer!

By ElodieJuly 25, 2016
Over the weekend, Eddie Redmayne attended San Diego Comic-Con and gave out free wands to 6,500 people who were not me. Also of note is that Warner Bros debuted a brand-new Fantastic Beasts trailer at the very same panel where Eddie passed out... More  →
Let's Unpack the Brand-New <em>Fantastic Beasts</em> Trailer!

Who's Your Shakespearean Foil?

By Taylor NolesJuly 25, 2016
A foil in literature is usually a character whose traits serve to highlight those of another. It's not necessarily the villain to the story's hero; more like the peanut butter to their jelly—Don Quixote has a foil in Sancho; Holmes and Watson are foils to... More  →
Who's Your Shakespearean Foil?

Wonder Woman + Allllll the Trailers That Debuted at Comic Con

By Maddy AaronJuly 25, 2016
Comic Con is just like Christmas, if, on Christmas morning, instead of opening presents, you got a bunch of IOU notes for presents you'd be able to enjoy in about a year or so. BUT, THOSE PRESENTS ARE GOING TO BE EPIC WHEN THEY... More  →
Wonder Woman + Allllll the Trailers That Debuted at Comic Con

BEHOLD: Your Heartbreak Horoscope!

By Kit FraserJuly 25, 2016
As Albert Einstein once said, "You can't blame gravity for falling in love." Translation? Science is dead, everyone will be heartbroken eventually, and all we have left to guide us are notoriously unreliable predictions based upon stars. How you’ll weather the aftermath of a breakup... More  →
BEHOLD: Your Heartbreak Horoscope!

Open Thread for July 25!

By SparkLifeJuly 25, 2016
Send your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pictures on the OT... More  →
Open Thread for July 25!

Open Thread for July 24!

By SparkLifeJuly 24, 2016
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Open Thread for July 24!