Fandom Week

Fandom Week

Eminem’s “Stan” Gave a Face and Name to Fandom

The song plunges its hands into the messy dynamic between artists and their admirers, teaching us about ourselves along the way.
Emma Garland
9.29.17
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
9.29.17
Fandom Week

Mariah Carey Is a Comedic Genius

If you think she's just a punchline or an airhead, you're doing this wrong.
Tshepo Mokoena
9.29.17
Fandom Week

Seven Fans Explain How Their Favorite Bands Saved Their Lives

We speak to the fans whose love for a particular artist pushed them back from the brink.
Tom Connick
9.29.17
Fandom Week

Quit Making Fun of Teen Girl Fans, They Probably Think You’re Lame

Here’s what fangirls think about you, you boring old bastards.
Hannah Ewens
9.28.17
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

Shampoo Are So Much More than a 90s One-Hit Wonder

I became obsessed with Carrie Askew and Jacqui Blake overnight in my mid-twenties. Let me explain.
Daisy Jones
9.28.17
Fandom Week

An Oral History of Despair Faction, AFI's Tight-Knit Fan Forum

Key message board members look back on how the now-defunct site created marriages, friendships and, um, lifetime MTV event bans.
Aideen O'Flaherty
9.27.17
Fandom Week

When Hardcore Pop Fans Turn Their Back on the Fandom Forever

Jealousy, disillusionment and anxiety can cause even the most dedicated fans to reevaluate how they spend their time, and who they spend it with.
Daisy Jones
Alexandra Pollard
9.27.17
Fandom Week

Meet the Fans Who Love to Tweet “I Hate Y’All” at Their Faves

"When I call you guys fuckers it's my way of expressing love OK?"
Marianne Eloise
9.26.17
Fandom Week

We Made Fans of Various Genres Confront Their Worst Stereotypes

Sorry guys, it's time to face Google search's autocomplete suggestions.
Rachel Grace Almeida
9.25.17
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