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Auntie SparkNotes: Is This Friendship Over?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 11, 2017
Dear Auntie, One of my closest friends, Harper, and I are in a bit of a weird place. We've been close friends since we were 11 and are now 21. I recently realized, though, that almost our entire friendship has been based on commiserating about our romantic... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Is This Friendship Over?

How Would You Die in a Shakespeare Play?

By ElodieJanuary 11, 2017
Guys, I want a Shakespearean death scene. In all likelihood, I’m going to die as I lived—in bed, watching Netflix, pantsless and covered in Dorito crumbs as my icy black wraith-heart finally gives out—and I’ve come to terms with that. But in the lyrical netherworld of... More  →
How Would You Die in a Shakespeare Play?

Rubyetc's New Book of Honest Mental Health Drawings Is a MUST-READ

By SparkNotesJanuary 11, 2017
One of our SparkNotes editors (not saying names, but Emily) first discovered Rubyetc while dining on a midnight snack of a sleeve of Oreos and seltzer as she infinite-scrolled down her Tumblr feed until the break of day. She describes the moment she first saw one of Ruby's illustrations as an awakening. Exhibit... More  →
Rubyetc's New Book of Honest Mental Health Drawings Is a MUST-READ

Blogging Hamlet: Part 3

By ElodieJanuary 11, 2017
Previously on Blogging Hamlet, Hamlet was weird, but Polonius was weirder. In case you thought Hamlet wasn’t hilarious, Shakespeare threw in THIS gem of a scene, and I respect you guys too much to force you to wait while I type up some sort of compulsory... More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>: Part 3

These Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Illos Are Simply MAGICAL

By Lila SelleJanuary 11, 2017
As you surely know by now, we're lowkey obsessed with FBAWTFT (or as we pronounce the acronym, "fuh-baw-tuh-fut." IT ROLLS OFF THE TONGUE). We even went to so far as to rank the characters by their hair (it would have been a crime not to, considering that Newt Scamander's ra More  →
These <i>Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them</i> Illos Are Simply MAGICAL

The 17 Worst Texts to Accidentally Send Your Crush

By ElodieJanuary 10, 2017
Sending a text to your crush that was meant for someone else (i.e. your best friend, your mom, your dentist) is like one of the top 5 ways to accidentally ruin a relationship, right above "burping into their mouth mid-kiss" and right below "just flat-out setting their cat on More  →
The 17 Worst Texts to Accidentally Send Your Crush

Shakespeare Characters That Would Make Way Better Couples

By ElodieJanuary 10, 2017
If you’re a major player in a Shakespeare work, odds are your love life is just a mess. Even if you wind up happily married, you probably had to fake your own death or murder a king somewhere along the way. This is mostly because Shakespeare created a bunch of characters a More  →
Shakespeare Characters That Would Make Way Better Couples

The Horcrux Test

By Janet ManleyJanuary 10, 2017
"A Horcrux is the word used for an object in which a person has concealed part of their soul." —Horace Slughorn Eeeee! Nobody is advocating you are capable of a wizardly atrocity, but there are moments in life where you feel your soul torn a little bit,... More  →
The Horcrux Test