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WE'RE GOING TO MISS YOU, JENNY!!!

By Josh PeriloMay 9, 2014

Today is the last day that our longtime intern, Jenny Grudziecki, will be working here at SparkNotes. Words can NOT describe how stylish she is, how hard she works, and just what an amazing presence she is in general as a human being. She’s become like a little sister to m...More  →

WE'RE GOING TO MISS YOU, JENNY!!!

Chatting With Novelist Sarah Bruni About The Amazing Spider-Man 2

By Ryan BrittMay 8, 2014

On a breezy New York Wednesday afternoon, novelist Sarah Bruni and I caught a matinee of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 at the giant AMC multiplex in Times Square. Writers aren’t unaccustomed to weird layers of narrative echoes in both fiction and real life, but because...More  →

Chatting With Novelist Sarah Bruni About The Amazing Spider-Man 2

These Cray-Cray Makeup Designs Are Beyond Amazing!

By Vadim NewquistMay 8, 2014

Lara Hawker and Kisa Make may live worlds apart, but they both share a passion for one thing: make up. Their designs are nothing short of jaw-dropping, and have to be seen to be believed, so we thought we’d pair up this otherwise unlikely duo and share with you a rundown o...More  →

These Cray-Cray Makeup Designs Are Beyond Amazing!

Severus Snape Like You've Never Seen Him Before

By Vadim NewquistMay 8, 2014

In spite nearly a gazilliion personal flaws, Severus Snape has become one of the most beloved characters in the entire Potter world and in fantasy fiction itself. This morally ambiguous half blood wizard’s persona has been made all the more vivid through the amazing actor ...More  →

Severus Snape Like You've Never Seen Him Before

Totally Geeked Out Guitars!

By Vadim NewquistMay 7, 2014

There’s a fine line between the near manic devotion music fans exhibit towards their artists of choice and the wildly obsessive love geeks display towards that which they are loyal to, but when those two lines intersect, the outcome can only be sheer awesomeness. Here are ...More  →

Totally Geeked Out Guitars!
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The Real Historical Events That Inspired Game of Thrones

By Becky FerreiraMay 7, 2014

The fourth season of Game of Thrones is hitting its stride, and the episodes are just as tumultuous as we've come to expect. But you know what makes Westeros look like nursery school? REAL HISTORY. George R. R. Martin is a self-confessed history buff and has repeatedly encou...More  →

The Real Historical Events That Inspired Game of Thrones

7 Things You Might Not Know About Geek Movies

By Ryan BrittMay 7, 2014

Analyzing our favorite movies featuring ghosts, aliens, clones and more is part of what makes “trivia” so trivial. Nobody know everything, except for maybe the Face of Boe from Doctor Who, but even then, it’s tricky to round up all the odd facts about everything....More  →

7 Things You Might Not Know About Geek Movies

Feel the Force With This Fantastic Star Wars Fan Art

By Lisa GranshawMay 7, 2014

From crafts to food, Star Wars fans love expressing themselves creatively. One of the most amazing ways fans get creative is through fan art. Every aspect of Star Wars whether it's the books or the movies has inspired some of the talented artists on deviantART, such ...More  →

Feel the Force With This Fantastic Star Wars Fan Art

Show Off Your Fandom With a Geeky Pendant Necklace

By Lisa GranshawMay 6, 2014

In the realm of geek fashion it can be hard to find something truly unique to represent your fandom beyond Etsy, especially when it comes to jewelry. Luckily anyone who wants a beautifully crafted geeky necklace needs to look no further than Art Fire seller Geek Goddess Cre...More  →

Show Off Your Fandom With a Geeky Pendant Necklace
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The Mindhut Guide to (Safe and Legal) Geeky Senior Pranks

By ChauntonMay 6, 2014

It's getting to be that time of year when senior-itis turns into senior-ohmygodthisisactuallabouttobeover, and that means that senior pranks are going to be popping up. If you're interested in a fun, effective prank that gets you lots of attention, but not lots of expulsion ...More  →

The Mindhut Guide to (Safe and Legal) Geeky Senior Pranks