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8 Must-Have Toys That Brought Out the Worst in People

8 Must-Have Toys That Brought Out the Worst in People

By Steven RomanoDecember 10, 2014

There’s a disease far more infectious than influenza to worry about during the holiday season, capable of turning mild-mannered folks into monsters. Experts dub the phenomenon affluenza, or shopping fever, or as the Bernstein Bears so adorably coined it, the “galloping g...More  →

The Future is Awfully Interesting: Thinking About Dystopia Stories for the Mindhut Short Fiction Contest

The Future is Awfully Interesting: Thinking About Dystopia Stories for the Mindhut Short Fiction Contest

By Ryan BrittDecember 10, 2014

We’re less than one week away from launching The Mindhut Short Fiction Contest—where you’ll have a chance to submit short-short stories (1000 words max) in the categories of science fiction, fantasy or dystopia. While we’re going to be fairly liberal with how we judge your...More  →

What Should We Eat at IHOP This Year!?

What Should We Eat at IHOP This Year!?

By Josh PeriloDecember 10, 2014

As many of you may know, the Sparkitors who remain in/around SparkNotes headquarters during the week of Christmas make a trip to IHOP every year. And if you don't know, then GET WITH IT and read the last two year's posts. This will be our...More  →

Celebrate The Holidays With These Geeky Decorations And Cards

Celebrate The Holidays With These Geeky Decorations And Cards

By Lisa GranshawDecember 10, 2014

‘Tis the season to make your holiday geeky! There’s no reason as you start getting ready for the holidays that you can't add a little bit of your favorite geeky TV Shows, movies, and more into your celebrations. Artist PJ McQuade makes it easy with a whole line of fun...More  →

The Very Best in Fantasy & Sci Fi TV in 2014!

The Very Best in Fantasy & Sci Fi TV in 2014

By Vadim NewquistDecember 9, 2014

2014 was a stellar year for fantasy and sci fi television with so much amazing geekified TV that’s it’s honestly difficult to keep on top of it all. Well, here are shows that kept us hooked this year, and among them you’ll find a string of newbies, some time tested ...More  →

DC Continues Its Wacky Television Empire with <em>Krypton</em>

DC Continues Its Wacky Television Empire with Krypton

By Ryan BrittDecember 9, 2014

Yesterday, news arrived that a new Superman-related TV show has been greenlit by the SyFy channel. Titled “Krypton,” this show promises to take fans of Superman as far away from recognizable Superman stuff as possible, by setting the show on his home-planet and in the...More  →

The Geekiest Holiday Specials Ever!

The Geekiest Holiday Specials Ever!

By Andrew TavinDecember 9, 2014

Merry Geekmas! The holiday season is here, and you know what that means! Time to stay indoors as much as possible, roast some chestnuts on a closed fire (open fires are dangerous DON'T GET SAFETY ADVICE FROM SONGS!), and sit in front of the TV...More  →

Top 5 Best Bad Guy Actors of All Time

Top 5 Best Bad Guy Actors of All Time

By Dan SteinDecember 8, 2014

Villains are just plain fun! To watch and to examine. ("Why'd they do that... would I do that if I were in their shoes?") The actors who play the most memorable ones can be just as fascinating. These actors all deserve recognition for their efforts...More  →

What In Zeus?! Are We Living In A Multiverse?

What In Zeus?! Are We Living In A Multiverse?

By Andrew TavinDecember 8, 2014

Greetings science-seekers and welcome to What In Zeus?! It's your regular investigation into the world around us to separate the truth from the FILTHY, FILTHY LIES! On today's agenda, do we live in a multiverse?...More  →

We Cast the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Movie!

We Cast the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Movie!

By Andrew WardDecember 8, 2014

When news broke that the classic kids horror books Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark would be hitting the big screen many of us became giddy with anticipation. Our minds started racing as we thought how Alvin Schwartz's tales would be adapted. If World War Z gave us any...More  →