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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Parents: Sometimes they just don’t understand. And from what I’ve read in quite a few emails this past week, this lack of understanding can be quite frustrating to you, the Sparkler. So what are you going to do about it? Just stew in... More →
Sparkler synchrogirl117 has made some great observations about you guys. It's true, there are different types of Sparklers, and we love 'em all (except #6)! —SparkNotes editors
SparkNotes is just so gosh darn cool. There are Sparklers here from all over the world, and... More →
Friday Awards on a Friday?!? What the...?
...Oh wait, this is how it's supposed to be. Well, Happy Friday, Sparklers. Let's dive right into the shout-outs!
The Commenting Between "Blocks" Award goes to tawly31 for this comment on the Friends at Other Schools... More →
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!! The sky is falling! Didn't you hear about it? It was totally on the news. The Mayans wrote about it in their calendar, and John Cusak confirmed it. And my mom works with this guy whose brother works at the... More →