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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →