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  • We have a winner. He’s the king of the jungle. He’s the king of the pride. And now, he’s the king of Shmoop’s Movie March Madness. The Lion King came out ahead of The Godfather in this weekend’s final match-up. The Corleone family might rule the streets of New York, but our Shmoopers were feeling […]

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  • We’re just one step away from crowning our champion, folks. Two classic movies face off in our final round of Movie March Madness. Who will you choose—the king of the animal kingdom or the king of the most notorious crime family in pop culture? Cast your vote by Monday, April 2nd at 9a.m. PT. We’ll […]

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  • Finally, it’s the Final Four. Who will be the last two movies standing? Will Simba be king of the Cartoons vs. Comedies match up? Will The Godfather have the edge because the shark already sleeps with the fishes? Vote your hearts out, folks.   Comedies vs. Cartoons   Scary Movies vs. Dramas  

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  • Shmoop’s Movie March Madness is back, and the results are in. Did your picks impress the movie critics and land a spot in the Elite Eight? Toy Story fans can celebrate after Woody and co. snagged a landslide win, taking home 65% of the votes over Aladdin. The Genie must have been out of the […]

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  • The first weekend of March Madness is in the books—the history books, thanks to some major upsets. All the madness has inspired us to join in the fun with Shmoop’s own take on March Madness. While we may not be skilled enough to dunk a basketball, we do know a thing or two about movies. […]

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  • Hi, Shmoopers, Learning to code is the name of the game these days. But what if you just want to figure out what it even means to code? Our Computer Science Learning Guides have you covered. If you’re just starting out, you can dig into guides about How Computers Work, How the Internet Works, and How Programming […]

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  • What do most literary characters have in common? They’re terrible. Sure, there are a few Atticuses and Celies in the bunch, but for the most part, the figures of classic literature don’t deserve much more for the holidays than a big ol’ pile of coal. But we’ve made our list—and checked it twice—and came up with a few fitting […]

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  • Hey, Shmoopers, ‘Tis the season to get Christmas songs stuck in your head. To diffuse the earworms, we’ve lined up a few not-on-the-radio-24/7 quotes for you. These lines put the holly (and jolly) in Hollywood. They may not seem super festive, but they definitely add some pizzazz to the usual line-up. 1. “You’ll shoot your eye out.” […]

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  • It’s officially December, which means holiday party season is about to begin. Whether you’re noshing on latkes at a school shindig or avoiding the mistletoe at a family gathering, you’re gonna need some conversation starters. Our suggestion? Use our Online Courses as inspiration. They have more info than you can stuff in a stocking, and with a Shmoop subscription, you’ll […]

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  • There’s nothing better than waking up and hearing those three magic words: School. Is. Closed. But by lunchtime, you’re running out of things to do. You’ve already built every kind of snowman, snowwoman, and snowanimal you can think of. Your arm is tired from all the neighborhood snowball fights, and your tongue hurts from sticking it to a light […]

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  • Hey, Shmoopers, Here are eight movies you didn’t know were based on the good ol’ fashioned technology we like to call print media. 1. The Bourne Identity Car chases tend to work better on screen, don’t you think? Robert Ludlum’s novel of the same name was action-packed and dialogue-light, which made for an immediate on-screen […]

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  • Hi, Shmoopers, College application season is officially in full swing. And as tedious as it is to fill out those zillions of fields on the apps, we all know the most stressful part is the personal statement. So, allow us to inspire you with 20 examples of awesome personal statements. We’ve got something for everyone, […]

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  • Here at Shmoop, we work for kids, not just the bottom line. Founded by David Siminoff and his wife Ellen Siminoff, Shmoop was originally conceived to generate a love of learning in kids—who were still learning with the same tools that the Siminoffs had used when they were in school. Every day, we provide consistent support for more than 10 million users and their 21st-century educational needs.

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  • Unlike most writers we hear about from the 1800s, Twain was actually pretty famous and respected in his day...although not for his real name, of course. He was born Samuel Clemons, and his life was a whole lot more than writing popular books that would eventually be censored all over the U.S. in the mid-1900s. Check out this video to learn more.

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