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Open Thread for July 30!

By SparkLifeJuly 30, 2014
“The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow,... More  →
Open Thread for July 30!

Open Thread for July 14!

By SparkLifeJuly 14, 2014
"Not all those who wander are lost." -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com to be featured on... More  →
Open Thread for July 14!

The 5 Best Fictional Character Names and Why We Love 'Em!

By Jason SaenzMay 28, 2014
One of the greatest things about being an author has got to be making up silly names (looking at you, Teddy Roosevelt!).... More  →
The 5 Best Fictional Character Names and Why We Love 'Em!

These Fantasy Worlds Should Totally Be Theme Parks

By KathMay 19, 2014
Need to get away this summer? How about to the theme park of your dreams? Try these mythical locations we absolutely wish... More  →
These Fantasy Worlds Should Totally Be Theme Parks

You. Shall Not. Pass.

By Janet ManleyDecember 17, 2013
From the visionary that gave us Mr. Pumpkin comes a new YouTube video epic in its reach and stunning to behold... Gandalf... More  →
You. Shall Not. Pass.

You Can Have Your Own Personal Hobbit Hole!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiNovember 5, 2013
Drop what you're doing RIGHT NOW Sparklers because you're wildest dreams are about to come true! Thanks to the wonderful magic of More  →
You Can Have Your Own Personal Hobbit Hole!

The (Belated) Friday Awards: In Holy Matrimony

By Abbey ClarkeAugust 26, 2013
[Ed. Note: These are getting posted a little late, so they might technically be called The Monday Awards. Gross.] We don’t know... More  →
The (Belated) Friday Awards: In Holy Matrimony

5 Movie Adaptations That DIDN'T Follow the Book But Were Great!

By Scott GreenstoneNovember 9, 2012
As everybody and Tom Bombadil knows, The Hobbit trilogy is not going to follow the books as faithfully as we... More  →
5 Movie Adaptations That DIDN'T Follow the Book But Were Great!