Hello and welcome to my new column, Chris Listens. The witty title combines my extremely common given name with the fact that I will be using this space to listen to your questions (or read them, I suppose, but “Chris Reads” doesn’t rhyme),... More →
Everybody's had one--a horrible, tangled, too-short or too-long version of what you thought you asked for when going to get your haircut. After a relaxing shampoo the scissors start snipping away and before you know it, instead of a sleek, trendy new 'do... More →
I was looking into my sparkly crystal ball this morning reading some comments this morning and saw the following Sparkler note:
i check sparknotes like i check my friggen email and i feel a burning desire for more articles.
there i said it.
Holy guacasalsa,... More →
Here at SparkNotes, we've been seeking out some hardy harr harrs from our very own super Sparklers. This post is by the hilarious Swish2Nickels, a girl who knows that the best accessory for a toilet plunger is a kitten, of course. (You'll see what we... More →
What's it like going to a high school where your mascot doubles as a term for lusty, middle-aged women? And how is it humanly possibly for Ed's crush to look JUST LIKE Winnie Cooper of The Wonder Years?! HOW?! These questions, and the... More →
A few weeks back, we talked smack about ten works of literature that inflict varying degrees of brain pain on unsuspecting students. Based on the hundreds of Sparkler comments we received, it seems we struck a nerve, as many of you were also... More →
If your summer jobs are like the ones we had in high school, you'll wear a lame uniform and a plastic name tag and spend each hour staring at the clock, counting down until your next 15-minute break. That is, unless... More →
Last week, an Ohio high school student was suspended for--wait for it--going to prom. Now, that principal sounds like the ultimate killjoy to us. But perhaps we're just not giving him enough credit. When you really think about it, there are plenty of actions... More →
Here at SparkNotes, we've been publishing the opinions and stories of our very own rock star Sparklers. Today, a Sparkler called Spidrmunkey muses about books, movies, and of course, the T word... —SparkNotes Editors
When Hollywood makes a book into a movie, there's always risk involved.... More →