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Important Questions Raised By...

How Much Influence an Artist's Politics Really Have on Their Fans

Taylor Swift, Stormzy and Kanye fans on what it's like when your favourite musician takes a political stand – and what it means for you.
Georgia Marsh
10.18.18
Important Questions Raised By...

We Asked People How Their Musical Idols Disappointed Them

“Guilty pleasure or not, I refuse to listen to this one singer, because he allegedly beat up my friend.”
Clara Krohn
10.4.18
Features

The Trials and Tribulations of Stanning a Failure

What does it mean to be obsessed with a pop star who failed to hugely succeed, just like I was with Natalia Kills?
George Griffiths
10.4.18
Important Questions Raised By...

Meeting The Teenagers Who Still Stan My Chemical Romance

Being a super-fan of a band who broke up five years ago is a unique situation, but one that persists with MCR.
Gina Tonic
6.29.18
Book Report

There Actually Is a Way to Balance Feminism and Problematic Faves

The essays in book 'Under My Thumb' explore that fine, often awkward line between personal politics and female fandom.
Lauren O'Neill
3.7.18
we saw this

Here's What It's Like to Follow Harry Styles Around the World

Across five evenings and three countries, I accompanied his biggest fans on a journey of excitement, repetition and frustration.
Allyson Gross
11.24.17
Fandom Week

Lady Gaga Pioneered Online Fandom Culture As We Know It

Today we have Beliebers, Swifties and Directioners. But the Little Monsters were cultivated in a way we hadn't seen before.
Jake Hall
9.30.17
Fandom Week

Being a Britney Spears Stan Means Understanding Your Fave Is Human

What you learn about femininity and sexuality from growing up while Britney did.
Lauren O'Neill
9.28.17
Fandom Week

"Come to Brazil!!" Is the Meme That Will Never Die

From honest plea to punchline: why Brazilians give so much of a shit about pop stars visiting their country.
Biju Belinky
9.25.17
essay

It's Hard Being a Fan of the World's Coolest Dad Rock Band

Guided By Voices have released two albums in 2017 but will they ever tour outside North America again?
Chris Yates
9.12.17
Instagram

Fatal Attraction: Has Instagram Brought Us Too Close to Our Idols?

Pop stars are now opting to disable comments and privatise their accounts — if we can't control our fandom, should we lose our privileges?
Issy Beech
10.12.16
Deep Ass Questions

What Is the Appeal of Morrissey in 2016?

We headed down to his rare and sold out Manchester show to find out why thousands of music fans still turn out for the guy who calls Nigel Farage and George Galloway “liberal educators.”
Daniel Dylan Wray
8.24.16
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