fan culture


Women of Warhammer Show Us Their Finest Work

We spoke to female fans about their passion for the game, and whether its male-dominated landscape is changing.
Ben Sledge
we asked people

Dave’s Chart-Topping Success Opens a New Chapter for His Fans

We spoke to some of the south London rapper's fans, about his number 1 debut album 'Psychodrama' and its wider significance.
Narzra Ahmed

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

"Dragon Ball is the Iron Maiden of anime."
Tom Usher
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
we saw this

BTS’ Live Show Is a Glowing, Self-Affirming Safe Haven

For fans of the Korean boyband, like myself, their "love yourself" mantra swells in size in a live setting like London's O2 Arena.
Biju Belinky

What It Really Means to Separate the Art from the Artist

We spoke to Kanye, Brand New, R Kelly and Morrissey fans about that feeling when your fave becomes problematic.
Fergal Kinney

'Rick and Morty' Incest Porn Is Tearing the Show's Fans Apart

RickMorty shippers are testing the boundaries of the First Amendment.
Beckett Mufson
Fandom Week

When Hardcore Pop Fans Turn Their Back on the Fandom Forever

Jealousy, disillusionment and anxiety can cause even the most dedicated fans to reevaluate how they spend their time, and who they spend it with.
Daisy Jones
Alexandra Pollard
come on you boys in green

Paris Goes Green: Among the Irish Contingent at Euro 2016

For three days at the start of Euro 2016 parts of Paris became Irish enclaves, packed with thousands of singing fans decked out in green.
Jim Weeks

A Day in the Life of a James Dean Impersonator

Photographer Reto Sterchi followed Scott Brimigion as he competed in the famous James Dean lookalike contest in the icon's hometown of Fairmount, Indiana.
Reto Sterchi