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Who Is Your Shakespearean Alter-Ego?

By Kalina CiokMay 8, 2017
It’s inevitable. You *WILL* study Shakespeare at some point in your education. If you’re already past that point, hopefully you had a lovely teacher who made it awesome for you and helped you unlock that "I Understood a Shakespeare Joke" achievement (thanks, Teach!).... More  →
Who Is Your Shakespearean Alter-Ego?

Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Convince My Boyfriend He's Gay?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 5, 2017
Dear Auntie, I have recently accepted that I'm bisexual. It's not something I feel the need to come out about because I am happy with my boyfriend and frankly don't feel that who does or doesn't turn me on is anybody's business. Nonetheless, it took... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Convince My Boyfriend He's Gay?

QUIZ: Are You Getting Too Old for This?

By ElodieMay 5, 2017
There’s nothing quite like the terrifying realization that you are GETTING OLDER. Quick, delay the oncoming existential ennui by taking this fun online quiz! ... More  →
QUIZ: Are You Getting Too Old for This?

Five Tips for Acing Your SATs

By Emma GordonMay 5, 2017
OK, so it's no one's idea of a perfect Saturday to spend 5 hours taking a test, but if you have to take it (and you kinda do), you might as well do it right. Pro tip number one? The SAT isn't like the other tests... More  →
Five Tips for Acing Your SATs

Open Thread for the Weekend of May 5!

By SparkNotesMay 5, 2017
Hi, Sparklers! If you guys could weigh in on the twice weekly OT below, that would be awesome. We're listening! :) —The ... More  →
Open Thread for the Weekend of May 5!

Auntie SparkNotes: My BF Dumped Me Because He's Not Over His Ex

By kat_rosenfieldMay 4, 2017
Dear Auntie, I'm honestly super confused about what to do/feel right now. I got into my first relationship last May. For the first six months or so, everything felt perfect, and I felt great about life, since things were also progressing professionally for me (I'm... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My BF Dumped Me Because He's Not Over His Ex

These Moving Portraits of Harry Potter Characters Are Magical AF

By Little ChmuraMay 4, 2017
With this spellbinding project, talented artist (and SparkLife regular) Little Chmura wanted to create a self-contained moment for each of these beloved Harry Potter characters—a scene that exists outside of their Hogwarts narrative and gives a glimpse of their own perso More  →
These Moving Portraits of <i>Harry Potter</i> Characters Are Magical AF

5 "Inspiring" Literary Quotes That Aren't Actually All That Inspiring

By ElodieMay 4, 2017
As a species, there’s nothing we love more than slapping cool quotes on Etsy throw pillows. For instance, I don’t even own a spatula, but I DO own no less than seven different pillows that say things like "NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST,"... More  →
5 "Inspiring" Literary Quotes That Aren't Actually All That Inspiring

Would You Rather... (This Could Either Be SUPER EASY or Devilishly Difficult)

By ElodieMay 4, 2017
 It got all KINDS of profound with Monday's WYR question. Pretty much everyone said they'd rather be able to read minds than control them (except for two people; LOOKING AT YOU, WritingFire AND clarinets-are-awesome). But enough about which among us are budding supervil More  →
Would You Rather... (This Could Either Be SUPER EASY or Devilishly Difficult)