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Open Thread for April 26

By Emily WinterApril 26, 2010
This horse is not dead. It's just a newborn named Artie taking a nap in a field, according to the e-mail we got from DeathByBlackhole. Even though Artie's young, it looks like he's figured out the best way to spend... More  →
Open Thread for April 26

Open Thread for April 25

By EmmaApril 25, 2010
There's something about robots that melts our hearts. They're so innocent, so literal, so cute with their blank expressions and their need to be loved. And when they're robot pins named Tony, made by ItsRainingJellybeans from a recycled Converse shoebox, well, our hearts... More  →
Open Thread for April 25

Open Thread for April 24

By EmmaApril 24, 2010
Good morning! Have you brushed your hair yet? We haven't, and we look just like Roxanne a.k.a Roxy, uh_oh_oreoz's Yorkiepoo. ...but not nearly as cute.... More  →
Open Thread for April 24

captaincakeslice's Playlist

By ContributorApril 23, 2010
captaincakeslice is learning bass. Anyone else think we should start a SparkNotes band through Skype? We'll play drums. —SparkNotes editors Music is life. As Robin Williams says in August Rush (which is a B-E-A-UTIFUL film), it's "God's little... More  →
captaincakeslice's Playlist

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterApril 23, 2010
We wanted to save this photo from ItsRainingJellybeans for an open thread, but it made us sooooo happy that we figured we HAD to use it for the happiest occasion of all: FRIDAY! ItsRainingJellybeans says that no butterflies were harmed in the making of... More  →
The Friday Awards

Battle of the Notebooks!

By ContributorApril 23, 2010
LevityBall, you never told us what kind of notebook YOU use! —SparkNotes editors Now, we all know that the single most important part of a school year is when you've filled up a notebook and must decide what type to replace it with. Should... More  →
Battle of the Notebooks!

What It's Like to Live In...Carlsbad, New Mexico

By ContributorApril 23, 2010
Edani10 almost made our iced coffee come out our nose. You Sparklers just get funnier and funnier. Are you taking comedy classes on the sly? —SparkNotes editors If there is a competition going to find the most boring city in America, I would like... More  →
What It's Like to Live In...Carlsbad, New Mexico

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

By Miss MarmApril 23, 2010
Today is the 446th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. We'd like to celebrate with a list of 10 reasons we love the Bard: 1. He introduced thousands of words into the language, including "alligator" and "puking." 2. He wrote interesting, complicated, violent, and violently passionate roles... More  →
Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

The SparkNotes Yearbook Awards: Inside the Judges' Office, Part 1

By Emily WinterApril 23, 2010
If you missed all the hoopla Wednesday (yes, we said "hoopla"), here's what's going on with The SparkNotes Yearbook Awards: the Sparkitors narrowed down scads of nominations to just three noms per category. The winner of each of the six categories will get two season... More  →
The SparkNotes Yearbook Awards: Inside the Judges' Office, Part 1

Last-Minute Ways to Ask Someone to Prom

By ContributorApril 23, 2010

skidoo_chica22's list of dramatic ways to ask someone to prom is aweeeeesome. Do you Sparklers know of anyone who does these things? We doubt our future marriage proposals will be this grand! —SparkNotes editors

Hey, it’s springtime!!... More  →

Last-Minute Ways to Ask Someone to Prom