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More Beatles Lyrics Explained: Magical Mystery Tour Edition

More Beatles Lyrics Explained: Magical Mystery Tour Edition

By Brandon SpecktorApril 3, 2012

When plumbing the Beatles' vast catalog, Magical Mystery Tour is easily overlooked. At that point in the band's career, they could have released twelve tracks of John Lennon eating Indian food and sneezing violently into a microphone and still guaranteed a platinum hit (they later...More  →

Tattoos Based on Lines of Poetry NOT to Get

Tattoos Based on Lines of Poetry NOT to Get

By Josh PeriloApril 3, 2012

With national poetry month upon us, it’s only appropriate that we commemorate the great poets of the past with a lasting tribute. A statue perhaps? Or maybe a plaque in a park somewhere? Maybe… if you’re a lame-o! If you really want to...More  →

The Hottest Villains

The Hottest Villains

By Scott GreenstoneApril 3, 2012

Some villains are horribly disfigured, some wear masks, some are made of smoke; and then there are those who are just plain smokin’. Sure, people are attracted to power. But people are also attracted to large oblique muscles, and these villains have both. Poison Ivy—Batman....More  →

Enter the 4th Annual SparkNotes Yearbook Awards for a Chance to Win $500!

Enter the 4th Annual SparkNotes Yearbook Awards for a Chance to Win $500!

By Emily WinterApril 2, 2012

Each year, SparkNotes fans have a chance to nominate themselves for a SparkNotes Yearbook Award and collect votes from readers. This year, each winner will receive $500. You read that correctly—five hundred sassy greens. How amazing could your summer be with that kind of cash?! Recently,...More  →

Things We Would Love to Hear in Auto-Tune

Things We Would Love to Hear in Auto-Tune

By RG DanielsApril 2, 2012

Once there was a time when MacBooks and computer software were not considered musical instruments. Believe it or not, people played guitars and if you didn’t have the voice to sing, guess what? You didn’t sing!! All that has changed with Auto-Tune—a computer program...More  →

Comics You Should Be Reading: IDW's Transformers Series

Comics You Should Be Reading: IDW's Transformers Series

By Eric GarneauApril 2, 2012

What kind of stories can you tell with giant robots? If you're only familiar with Transformers through their movies or cartoon series, you might think your options are pretty limited. Not that those things don't have their moments, but mostly they're pretty straightforward action stories with...More  →

8 Thoughts about Game of Thrones Season 2 Premiere

8 Thoughts about Game of Thrones Season 2 Premiere

By Eric SiegelsteinApril 2, 2012

After a long and brutal winter filled with White Walker attacks (okay fine, I was watching The Walking Dead), Game of Thrones is finally back! When we last checked in with the competing houses of Westeros, the Starks were at war with the Lannisters, with...More  →

Enter the Game of Thrones Sweepstakes!

Enter the Game of Thrones Sweepstakes!

By Eric GarneauMarch 30, 2012

It's time for the throniest, gamiest series in all of fiction to return to television. Game of Thrones season 2 debuts on HBO on Sunday, April 1 at 9 pm EST! To properly prepare for this series return, we thought we'd offer up some prizes to...More  →