2020 was the year of the political fancam
What does it mean when a medium usually reserved for K-pop idols is reappropriated for the people running the world?
Is the Normal People fandom made up entirely of Call Me By Your Name stans?
Neck chains, tortured lovers, soft summer romances...
Lil Uzi Vert and the evolution of music's anticipation culture
How hip-hop fandoms grow around delayed albums, and what the industry learns from them.
how we stan differently: japanese harry styles fans discuss
An exclusive extract from 'Fangirls', a new book by Hannah Ewens.
snatched wigs, skinny legends and death: why is stan language so weird?
A thorough linguistic investigation into why Himothée superfans keep blowing up our DMs talking about how they’re DEAD.
the all-consuming phenomenon of teen girl fandom
From the on cue fainting of the Frank Sinatra fans to the online trolling of the Directioners, fandom is a phenomenon that many find hard to comprehend. But there’s more to it than a bad rep in the media…