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Into The K-Pop World

A Deep Dive Into the Weird World Of K-Pop Prediction Accounts

What do you do when your favourite artist reveals absolutely nothing about their private lives? You turn to other, more prophetic means.
Biju Belinky
4.5.19
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
3.18.19
fandom

What Princess Diana Means to Queer People in 2019

We went to a cabaret night called "Dirty Di's Tunnel of Love" to find out if Diana standom is sincere, a kitsch joke, or a combination of the two.
James Greig
2.20.19
Into The K-Pop World

The Complexity – and Fun – of Being a Queer, Femme K-Pop Fan

Despite there being only one openly gay idol, many LGBTQ+ people find solace and joy in an industry that's notoriously conservative.
Biju Belinky
2.6.19
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
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
11.22.18
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
Features

The Trials and Tribulations of Stanning a Failure

What does it mean to be obsessed with a pop star who failed to hugely succeed, just like I was with Natalia Kills?
George Griffiths
10.3.18
Important Questions Raised By...

Meeting The Teenagers Who Still Stan My Chemical Romance

Being a super-fan of a band who broke up five years ago is a unique situation, but one that persists with MCR.
Gina Tonic
6.28.18
Book Report

There Actually Is a Way to Balance Feminism and Problematic Faves

The essays in book 'Under My Thumb' explore that fine, often awkward line between personal politics and female fandom.
Lauren O'Neill
3.6.18
we saw this

Here's What It's Like to Follow Harry Styles Around the World

Across five evenings and three countries, I accompanied his biggest fans on a journey of excitement, repetition and frustration.
Allyson Gross
11.23.17
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