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Fans can’t get enough of Harry Styles being a ‘Girl Uncle’

There are several reasons why Harry Styles fans reacted in such a way, and the dynamics of parasocial relationships are part of it.

On Feb 29, 2024 by Kira Deshler

Macho man ‘Reacher’ has fans across the political spectrum

Macho man ‘Reacher’ has fans across the political spectrum

The fact that media attracts different viewers for different reasons is not a new concept.

On Feb 22, 2024 by Kira Deshler

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The internet loves Dakota Johnson’s unbothered attitude–sometimes

For casual fans, it’s not necessarily Johnson’s filmography or acting prowess that endears her to them.

On Feb 15, 2024 by Kira Deshler

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Is Wendy Williams back? Fans praying for the queen of gossip’s return

‘The Wendy Williams Show,’ a beloved internet meme factory, was canceled in 2022 after Williams took a leave of absence due to health issues

On Feb 8, 2024 by Kira Deshler

Lily Gladstone fans are fighting for justice

Lily Gladstone fans are fighting for justice

Fans of Lily Gladstone were incensed by her erasure from the Oscars discourse and worked to make their voices heard.

On Feb 1, 2024 by Kira Deshler

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Reneé Rapp is bigger than ‘Mean Girls’

Rapp represents what so many fans want from celebs—candor and a sense of relatability.

On Jan 28, 2024 by Kira Deshler

Data can teach us a lot about trends in fanfiction

What can data tell us about fanfiction culture?

Considering how ingrained they are in our everyday lives, it’s not surprising that prejudices about race and gender seep into fanfiction. 

On Jan 21, 2024 by Kira Deshler

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Fan-run MMORPG City of Heroes server goes legit—what’s next? 

Players are wondering how this business contract will affect the ethos of the game.

On Jan 14, 2024 by Kira Deshler

Legacy of Monsters a sci-fi bomb or a touching lesbian love story?

Is ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’ a sci-fi bomb or a touching lesbian love story? Depends who you ask

Viewer responses have largely been divided along two lines.

On Jan 7, 2024 by Kira Deshler

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The top 10 fandom moments of 2023

Fans had a lot to say this year.

On Dec 31, 2023 by Kira Deshler

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For Zack Snyder fans, critics are the enemy

This discourse brings up an interesting question—should critics engage with fandom in their work?

On Dec 24, 2023 by Kira Deshler

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The Barbz are willing to fight to keep Nicki Minaj on top

The Barbz took up Minaj’s rhetoric of singularity with their remarks about her album.

On Dec 17, 2023 by Kira Deshler

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Beyoncé’s Renaissance movie is a love letter to fans

Beyoncé acknowledges how important fans are in creating the “Renaissance” experience.

On Dec 10, 2023 by Kira Deshler

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‘Scream 7’ controversy proves that producers and fans don’t see eye to eye

There is a vast disconnect between the people who make movies and those who watch them.

On Dec 3, 2023 by Kira Deshler

With the Hunger Games renaissance, fans are making dystopia cool again

With the Hunger Games renaissance, fans are making dystopia cool again

While some fans are professing their love for these fictional characters, others are drawing parallels to contemporary struggles and finding new meanings in the story.

On Nov 26, 2023 by Kira Deshler

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