fandom

Books

What It Means to Be a Fangirl in 2019

VICE staffer Hannah Ewens' new book, 'Fangirls: Scenes From Modern Music Culture', hands the microphone to female music fans.
Lauren O'Neill
7.25.19
tv

Miley's 'Black Mirror' Episode Is Not That Bad, Come On

Sure, some critics have panned its ending. But season 5's "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too" tells a specific, engaging story about fandom.
Hannah Ewens
6.6.19
Into The K-Pop World

For K-Pop Fans, Devotion Can Come at a High Price

As the huge queues at BTS’ London pop-up showed this week, merch matters. But keeping up appearances as a fan has its price.
Biju Belinky
5.31.19
Games Opinion

How 'Homestuck' Defined What It Means to Be a Fan Online

After 10 years, Homestuck's epilogue leaves its fate in the hands of its fans
Michael Lutz
5.15.19
movies

'Galaxy Quest' Knew the Power of Fandom Before the Rest of Us Did

The 20-year-old sci-fi/comedy predicted our nostalgia-obsessed media landscape eerily well.
Frederick Blichert
3.12.19
fandom

Turns Out Eminem Is Himself a Stan

His tweets calling out Netflix for canceling 'The Punisher' sound like they're written by his famous super fan alter ego.
Taylor Hosking
2.21.19
tv

'The Dragon Prince' Is Shaping Up to Be the Next All-Ages Fantasy Classic

The show's second season delivers and then some on the promise of the first.
Nicole Clark
2.15.19
Anime

'Dragon Ball Z' Superfans Tell Us Why the Franchise Is Still So Popular

"Dragon Ball is the Iron Maiden of anime."
Tom Usher
1.31.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

People Want to Fuck the Grinch

The next hot millennial trend is, apparently, wanting to perform anilingus on the furry green man-beast who stole Christmas.
Beckett Mufson
12.18.18
Television

A Deep Dive Into the Voyeuristic World of ‘Big Brother’ Superfans

The fandom is closer to that of a sports team than of a reality TV show.
Audrey Carleton
11.21.18
Important Questions Raised By...

How Much Influence an Artist's Politics Really Have on Their Fans

Taylor Swift, Stormzy and Kanye fans on what it's like when your favourite musician takes a political stand – and what it means for you.
Georgia Marsh
10.17.18
Important Questions Raised By...

We Asked People How Their Musical Idols Disappointed Them

“Guilty pleasure or not, I refuse to listen to this one singer, because he allegedly beat up my friend.”
Clara Krohn
10.4.18
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