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What Your SparkNotes Nickname Says About You

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 28, 2009
You’ve all heard the phrase “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” In fact, you probably stumbled across it while trying to stab your eyes out with a highlighter during your English-class-enforced reading of Romeo and Juliet. But if names don’t matter,... More  →
What Your SparkNotes Nickname Says About You

Can You Crawl Into Your Own Bellybutton? We've Got a Sport for You.

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 28, 2009
Are you a little leery of competitive sports? We know how you feel. One time, in eighth grade, this big-headed kid named Walter Winkletoes tackled us during a game of no-touch football and knocked out one of our teeth. We haven't put on a pinny... More  →
Can You Crawl Into Your Own Bellybutton? We've Got a Sport for You.

Blogging "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"

By Dan_BergsteinOctober 27, 2009
If you grew up in America, you have seen the Peanuts Halloween special "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" at least ten times by your tenth birthday. It's shown every year; you can catch it tonight at 8 on ABC. Some... More  →
Blogging

Halloween: Ghoulish or Foolish?

By ContributorOctober 27, 2009
Halloween is Saturday! We think it's time to decide once and for all—is Halloween OMGFantastic...or not? Sparkler BellaSwan1 helps us make a decision. —SparkNotes editors Some people love Halloween. Others…not so much. Since it’s that time of year, I've listed some pros and... More  →
Halloween: Ghoulish or Foolish?

How to Spend Your Extra Day Off

By Katie_RolnickOctober 27, 2009
Along with Homecoming and Halloween, autumn in the United States brings random days off from school. These non-holiday free days off can creep up on you. You're so focused on trying to keep up with your busy schedule—making sure your notes are all in order... More  →
How to Spend Your Extra Day Off

How Not to Dance

By ContributorOctober 26, 2009
Sparkler synchrogirl117 is hilarious. Hilarious and wise. Heed her great advice! —SparkNotes editors Now that everyone has successfully (we can assume that, right? Did our suggestions work?) asked their crush to homecoming, we have a new incredible guide for you. We have all... More  →
How Not to Dance

Barbie and Her Fat Ankles

By Katie_RolnickOctober 26, 2009
Take a quick skim through any fashion magazine and your worst suspicions will be confirmed: they (the magazines, the media, the world at large) want girls to be stick figures. Now, this is not a new revelation. But recently, things have gone completely cuckoo-for-cocoa-puffs... More  →
Barbie and Her Fat Ankles

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterOctober 26, 2009
Sparkler Proxidike sent in so many cute photos from a recent African safari that we couldn't choose just one. In this pic, the zebra's great and all, but it's the zebra's little buddy that really maximizes cuteness. For riding on the... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Do You Like Music? You Are SO Going to Jail.

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 26, 2009
Pointless worrying is the media's favorite activity ever. Today's news contains yet another report that'll put your parents into a frothing, shrieking, pants-wetting panic. According to ABC News, teenagers everywhere are watching TV, playing video games, listening to music... and being transformed into murderous,... More  →
Do You Like Music? You Are SO Going to Jail.

Interview Dan Bergstein!

By Emily WinterOctober 26, 2009
Sparklers, we're super thrilled to announce that Dan Bergstein is going to do a six-hour interview with... YOU. Mark your iPhones, people: On Thursday, November 12, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time, Danny B will be on the SparkNotes Facebook page,... More  →
Interview Dan Bergstein!