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".
The adult fans of My Little Pony are both a blessing and a curse for marketing the new movie.
A recent study might explain why there's been such divergent, emotional responses to the NFL protests.
A unique set of circumstances allowed HBO to beat Netflix to the punch.
One year on from the launch of Pokémon Go, its mainstream decline has left behind a thriving scene.
More and more, the culture of elite, professional footy is characterised by commercialisation and corporatisation.
Many decry 'superteams' like the NBA's Golden State Warriors as bad for the sport. But psychology research shows that they also make us more likely to watch – and bask in the joy of seeing them fail.
Fanfiction is nebulous, confusing and often mocked. It's also explosively popular. So what is it?