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Auntie SparkNotes: I Hate Talking About My Problems

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 12, 2018
Hey Auntie! I want to preface this by saying that I'm not generally unhappy. I don't feel tragically misunderstood, and my issues are typically pretty standard. I'm just a little concerned about a... thing. Thing being: I hate talking to people about my personal woes. It doesn't... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Hate Talking About My Problems

Which Classic Lit Death Would You Die?

By Maura Barry-GarlandJanuary 12, 2018
Anyone who's ever read a book knows that fictional characters are always dying in new and fascinating ways, and never is this more true than in classic literature. Now, in all likelihood, you have many chapters left in your life story (seriously, it's... More  →
Which Classic Lit Death Would You Die?

7 Fictional Characters Whose Names Give Away the Story

By ElodieJanuary 12, 2018
My parents gave me my name for no reason other than they heard it somewhere and said, "Yep, that’ll do." But if you’re a fictional character, there’s a good chance your name is so symbolic and meaningful it may as well be Remus McSecretWerewolf. (It’s also entirely More  →
7 Fictional Characters Whose Names Give Away the Story

QUIZ: Are You the Main Character in a High Fantasy Novel?

By ElodieJanuary 11, 2018
I truly believe I’m supposed to be the main character in a high fantasy novel. I should be drinking deeply from a chalice right now, or inheriting an amulet from a mysterious relative, not brushing Dorito dust out of my keyboard and refreshing Twitter until... More  →
QUIZ: Are You the Main Character in a High Fantasy Novel?

The 10 Best Dad Jokes in Shakespeare

By ElodieJanuary 11, 2018
A dad joke is any joke that’s so terrible it elicits groans and ruins lives. It need not originate from a dad, per se, but the common cultural understanding is that most of them do. You’ll find them in wedding speeches, rogue Facebook comments, and conversations in line More  →
The 10 Best Dad Jokes in Shakespeare

Snapchats from Macbeth

By Chelsea DaggerJanuary 11, 2018
This slideshow is a perfect storm of Shakespeare and memes—basically, it's everything you've ever wanted. (But the on the off-chance that you also want a line-by-line modern translation of Macbeth, we've got that too. WE'RE HERE FOR YOU, FAM.) More  →
Snapchats from <em>Macbeth</em>

Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Stop Netflix-ing

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 10, 2018
Dear Auntie, You've probably seen letters similar to this one before, but this is a huge issue for me, and I'm sure there are many Sparklers out here who have dealt with this as well, so I hope you can help! I take very rigorous courses... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Stop Netflix-ing