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Salt Houses Author Hala Alyan on Finding a Home, Airport Detention, and The Role of Art in Talking About Palestine

By Janet ManleyApril 27, 2017
Picture your childhood home. Your parents might still live there. A new family might have moved in. It might exist only in the... More  →
<i>Salt Houses</i> Author Hala Alyan on Finding a Home, Airport Detention, and The Role of Art in Talking About Palestine

What Is the Tech World If Not a Shakespearean Farce: An Interview With Author Doree Shafrir

By Janet ManleyApril 10, 2017
When I'm feeling introspective, I often turn to this face swap of a fish pillow, artist and date unknown, and think, Snapchat... More  →
What Is the Tech World If Not a Shakespearean Farce: An Interview With Author Doree Shafrir

Emma Chastain On Her Debut Novel, Confessions of a High School Disaster

By Emily BrownMarch 24, 2017
We were beside ourselves when Emma Chastain, former SparkNotes editor 🙋🏽  and writing advice expert, announced that her debut novel was out there on the bookshelves awaiting... More  →
Emma Chastain On Her Debut Novel, <i>Confessions of a High School Disaster</i>

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Author Ransom Riggs on Why You Need to Print Your Instagrams Out

By Janet ManleySeptember 28, 2016
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is something of a school for the gifted and talented, if your particular aptitude is, say, creating fire... More  →
<i>Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children</i> Author Ransom Riggs on Why You Need to Print Your Instagrams Out

SPARKNOTES EXCLUSIVE: Samira Wiley Talks About Shakespeare, Hamilton, and Her New Role In NERVE

By SparkLifeJuly 27, 2016
When I first read about Nerve, I saw it described as an "action crime techno-thriller survival film" and thought: ALL THAT, PLUS Dave Franco's cheekbones?... More  →
SPARKNOTES EXCLUSIVE: Samira Wiley Talks About Shakespeare, <i>Hamilton</i>, and Her New Role In <i>NERVE</i>

Interview: Two Students Protest 1,900 Police Housed in Their University Dorms

By Taylor NolesJuly 21, 2016
This week, the Republican National Convention is taking place in Cleveland. If you haven't been watching, check out our rundown of... More  →
Interview: Two Students Protest 1,900 Police Housed in Their University Dorms

Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, and MORE talk Me Before You, Garlic Breath, and Badass Female Characters

By Jessie GaynorJune 2, 2016
Prior to Saturday afternoon, when I attended the junket for Me Before You, the movie adaptation of Jojo Moyes' novel of the... More  →
Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, and MORE talk <i>Me Before You</i>, Garlic Breath, and Badass Female Characters

SPARKNOTES EXCLUSIVE: The Lonely Island Talk High School, Harry Potter, and Snapchat

By Emily BrownJune 1, 2016
If you got laughter abs from watching Hot Rod, unironically enjoyed This Is Us, or have an affinity for turtles and/or Adam Levine, we are urging you... More  →
SPARKNOTES EXCLUSIVE: The Lonely Island Talk High School, Harry Potter, and Snapchat

YA Author Amy Spalding On Genre, Music, and The New Guy (And Other Senior Year Distractions

By Nicole DiekerApril 5, 2016
How do YA authors choose what genre to write in? Is it possible to write about what you love? What advice do... More  →
YA Author Amy Spalding On Genre, Music, and <i>The New Guy (And Other Senior Year Distractions</i>

Everything We Learned at a Q&A With Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

By Emily BrownMarch 9, 2016
When my neighbor told me Lin-Manuel Miranda was coming to a private middle school near our town in New Jersey to give a... More  →
Everything We Learned at a Q&A With Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Beyond Our Wildest Dreams