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Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Stop Pining for the Perfect Girl

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 28, 2016
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I'm a 16-year-old cishet guy in my junior year considering for the first time in my life actually asking someone out to Homecoming. I've never had a real girlfriend in my life, but I've gotten on a... very close level to some before.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Stop Pining for the Perfect Girl

Anatomy of a Jane Austen Fangirl

By SparkNotesNovember 28, 2016
Welcome back to Anatomy of a Fangirl! Today's anatomy was made possible by the ever-talented Elliana Esquivel, who, btw, just released a brill little zine! ✨ This one goes out to the fangirls who... Know which Darcy is the best Darcy Are earnest matchmakers Loved, lost, and loved... More  →
Anatomy of a Jane Austen Fangirl

What Fairy Tale Hero Are You?

By Elaine AtwellNovember 28, 2016
There's no shortage of fairy tale heroes—but only a few of those heroes are brave enough to, say, eat a life-size house (lookin' at you, Hansel and Gretel!), or fall in love with a monstrous beast (shoutout, Belle!). The heart of a fairy tale hero probs... More  →
What Fairy Tale Hero Are You?

The Best Books of 2016

By SparkNotesNovember 28, 2016
Whether or not you're feeling like 2016 went down as a garbage fire of malcontent, it was a banner year for fiction, especially if you: are not averse to hexing people, wanted a love story to restore your faith in the universe, were after smart, funny fiction to help explain this... More  →
The Best Books of 2016

11 MORE Awkward Moments in Fiction

By ElodieNovember 25, 2016
Remember that time we talked about awkward moments in fiction, and it was pretty much awful? Well, we’ve all collectively done about 17,000 awkward things since then, so it seems like the time is ripe to remind ourselves that fictional characters have it so much worse tha More  →
11 MORE Awkward Moments in Fiction

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Torn Between Pro-Life and Pro-Choice

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 23, 2016
Dear Auntie, This is a topic that has been leaving me so winded and depressed lately. I didn’t want to email you at first because I knew I would just spread my depressiveness to you and everyone reading this, and I would just start a fight... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Torn Between Pro-Life and Pro-Choice

Neil Patrick Harris is the Count Olaf We All Deserve in the Official A Series of Unfortunate Events Trailer

By ElodieNovember 23, 2016
I’m just going to say it: Neil Patrick Harris is the Count Olaf we've all been waiting for. Jim Carrey, while iconic, was too goofy for me to take seriously. I never really believed him. If you’re going to be Count Olaf, here is a... More  →
Neil Patrick Harris is the Count Olaf We All Deserve in the Official <em>A Series of Unfortunate Events</em> Trailer