Renaissance is Beyoncé’s first solo album in more than five years, and her first fully dance album.
Despite a mass exodus of users in 2018, Tumblr continues to be a place that fosters fandom and subcultures. Now, Gen Zers searching for a dose of early-2010s internet nostalgia are signing up.
Watching big events, like the Olympics, on television was a key route into fandom.
Nicki Minaj’s international anti-vaccine fiasco reveals the life-and-death stakes at the heart of normalizing a culture of fandom tribalism.
Abba’s most devoted fans have helped them remain in the public consciousness. Sometimes, under difficult circumstances.
As Team GB prepares to send its youngest Summer Olympian ever to the Tokyo 2021 Games, fans need to remember what being a young athlete in the public eye takes
A professor who researches BTS is building a diverse archive of media and analysis about the pop icons.
Once, the way we viewed celebrities was framed by the legacy press and the entertainment industry. Now fans and social media are rewriting the script.
Researchers find that the most devoted fans take their team’s defeats personally and often blame losses on the refs or cheating. Sound familiar?
The return of actors like Karate Kid Ralph Macchio and Bill & Ted’s Alex Winter sees them older and wiser. Fewer role revivals remind us of character growth related to womanhood.
Some comic fans have found a bright spot in virtual conventions in an otherwise bleak pandemic year. The sense of community matters more than a simplistic analysis about metrics or interactivity.
In a world where everyone is cancelled, is it time to start creating a context culture instead?
When fans place a bet, it motivates them to watch a sport and root for a team they might otherwise have little interest in.
Support for European soccer clubs is defining relationships between spouses.
Monsta X fans have been derided as boy-band dupes, but their protests against the treatment of superstar Wonho shows them rejecting the capitalist system that’s quick to cut people loose.
There’s a strand of radical feminist thought that claims porn causes misogyny. So four researchers decided to test this idea – and descended on a porn expo to study the beliefs of the male attendees.
K-pop fans are a global network of varied ages and nationalities, who have an active, creative and symbiotic relationship with their idols.
Fan culture is thriving in Westeros. Although HBO’s Game of Thrones has ended, fans will ensure that the show lives on (and changes) across multimedia platforms, long into the future.
Sport is a dominant thread in Australia’s cultural DNA. But it’s also divisive.
While often lumped with other European populist parties, Beppe Grillo’s M5S is a movement of activist fans mobilized by the messages of his “celebrity brand”.