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A Guide to the Winter Olympics

By Katie_RolnickJanuary 18, 2010
About this time every four years, people who usually don't give a hoot about sports gather around the TV and work themselves into a frenzy over the most random athletic competitions. That's right, it's time for the Winter Olympics: Vancouver, BC Edition! Those of you... More  →
A Guide to the Winter Olympics

We <3 the To-Do List

By Kathryn_WilliamsJanuary 18, 2010
Sometimes you have so many plans and tasks running amok in your head, it's a wonder you even remember to change your underwear (don't worry, Mom, we change our underwear—we're just using hyperbole). If you, like us, have resolved to... More  →
We <3 the To-Do List

iSpeculation

By Nate DernJanuary 18, 2010
When Apple releases a new product, it's a pretty big deal. When the iPod came out in 2001, it changed the way people listen to music on the go. When the iPhone hit the market in 2007, it revolutionized what people could do with their... More  →
iSpeculation

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterJanuary 18, 2010
Errrrm, welcome to the intersection of Cute Thing and What The $%&#@?!? Thing of the Week. Uh, yeah, we were looking up photos of really cute owls, and then came across this. Yes, this is an actual owl, not the yellow-eyed snow monster who lives under... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

A Reality TV Certified Geek (and Proud of It!)

By Nate DernJanuary 18, 2010
You've probably noticed our funny new writer, Nate Dern. What you may not know about Nate is that he was on the Ashton Kutcher-produced reality show Beauty and the Geek a few years ago. He has agreed to share his experience with the... More  →
A Reality TV Certified Geek (and Proud of It!)

Introducing Our New SparkNotes App!

By Emily WinterJanuary 18, 2010
Many Sparklers have been e-mailing us to suggest building an iPod Touch/iPhone app, and we're so excited to announce that we've been working on it and the new app is finally here! Our very first app is No Fear Shakespeare—modern translations of The Bard that are... More  →
Introducing Our New SparkNotes App!

The Coolest Literary Characters

By ContributorJanuary 18, 2010
We're impressed by how much work abby0912 put into this post (and by how much she reads)! —SparkNotes editors If you have not met some of the following literary characters, then you have not experienced so much of the awesomeness available to you. Let’s... More  →
The Coolest Literary Characters

7 Super Cool Holidays You Need to Be Celebrating

By Kia WoodJanuary 18, 2010
Most of you guys in the states are enjoying Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We personally love holidays, especially those that fall during crappy winter months, and think there should be a lot more days dedicated to celebrating cool things. Preferably, these holidays... More  →
7 Super Cool Holidays You Need to Be Celebrating

The Cafeteria CRASH Test

By Dan_BergsteinJanuary 18, 2010
You're sitting in the cafeteria, talking with your friends, and trying to relax before being herded back into the soul-crushing classroom. Suddenly, you hear a crash. A tray of food just smashed on the floor. Chocolate milk spilled. Cutlery went careening across the linoleum. And... More  →
The Cafeteria CRASH Test

Auntie SparkNotes: How to Flirt, the Final Frontier

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 15, 2010
Welcome back, flirters! Well, here we are. It's been a fun couple of weeks, and by now, you should be armed with all the tools you need to get your flirtation up and running. Today, we're wrapping up the flirting guide by answering a few... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How to Flirt, the Final Frontier