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Dave’s Chart-Topping Success Opens a New Chapter for His Fans

We spoke to some of the south London rapper's fans, about his number 1 debut album 'Psychodrama' and its wider significance.
Narzra Ahmed
3.18.19
Into The K-Pop World

The Complexity – and Fun – of Being a Queer, Femme K-Pop Fan

Despite there being only one openly gay idol, many LGBTQ+ people find solace and joy in an industry that's notoriously conservative.
Biju Belinky
2.6.19
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
10.17.18
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
10.3.18
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
6.28.18
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
3.6.18
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
11.23.17
Op-Eds

Harry Styles' Fans Elevate His Shows from Entertaining to Empowering

The content of his music isn't anywhere near political, but his shows inherently are.
Emma Garland
11.3.17
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

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

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
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