The best books about fame and fanhood
From Joan Didion's exploration of the late 60s to a Harry Styles-themed poetry collection, these releases trace the highs and lows of stan culture.
Timothée Chalamet can’t stop wearing his fans' gifts
Socks! Jewellery! Give him some clothes and he shall wear them in public.
why are we still doing meet and greets in 2019?
“More like pay and leave, sis!”
how stan culture and self-care cross paths in 2019
When Ariana Grande admitted depression and anxiety were the reason behind cancelling her recent meet-and-greets, her fans reacted with compassion, not criticism.
how teens reclaimed daniel day lewis as a gen z heartthrob
"Thirst is 100% a part of Daniel Day-Lewis stan Twitter."
what it’s like to run the world’s biggest stan accounts
Teenagers are running some of the most-followed pop accounts online. Here’s how they do it.
speaking to the hardcore tyler, the creator fans outside his cancelled surprise gig
Following the lifting of his UK ban, Tyler announced a surprise gig to take place in Peckham this Saturday, but rowdy fans led to its cancellation. We waded deep into the crowds to capture the Tylermania.
Pip Jay King and Liberty Papworth
how the #freebritney movement took stan culture too far
Ever since she checked herself into a mental health facility, fan speculation has been rife about what is really going on with Britney Spears
is fan fiction ethical?
Fan fiction is a way for many teens to express themselves creatively and navigate their sexuality. But when the imagined erotic scenarios involve real people without their consent, things are more complicated.
which musician you should stan, according to your horoscope
‘I feel seen’ — you, reading this article.