Apr 5, 2016, 11:40am EDT
April 19, 2019
Fandom’s new “ship dynamics” meme is all about our fave romantic tropes
The meme combines fandom shipping with art to produce viral magic.
September 14, 2017
Dream Daddy, the game of the summer, was an ode to evolving queer narratives
Was Dream Daddy a game for queer men, gamers, or fangirls? Yes.
September 4, 2016
The Harry Potter universe still can't translate its gay subtext to text. It's a problem.
It’s 2016, and the Harry Potter fandom has evolved. Why hasn’t the HP universe evolved with it?
August 7, 2016
Social justice, shipping, and ideology: when fandom becomes a crusade, things get ugly
Fans merely rooting for their favorite characters to get together has somehow evolved into ideological warfare.
July 4, 2016
Hamilton is fanfic, and its historical critics are totally missing the point
Fans know exactly what Hamilton is about. Why don't historians?
June 17, 2016
Outlander. A fantasy relationship. William Shatner. And the fan war uniting them all.
The steamy Highlander romance is a hit with fans — but a major ship war has divided the entire Outlander fandom.
June 9, 2016
Fandom can be weird and alienating. But it’s driving the conversation in crucial ways.
"Fandementalists" are bad, yes. But they shouldn't define our entire picture of fandom.
June 8, 2016
Creators of popular media are becoming more wary of fans. That’s a problem for everyone.
The contentious relationship between creators and fans needs to find a balance, fast.
June 7, 2016
Defending fandom is exhausting. Let's start celebrating it instead.
Fandom is so much more than the media has ever given it credit for.
June 7, 2016
Canon, fanon, shipping and more: a glossary of the tricky terminology that makes up fandom
You/this fandom vocab guide = OTP.
June 6, 2016
Fanfiction isn't about muting the original stories. It's about heightening them.
Reading sentimental fanfiction isn’t the same thing as opting out of difficult stories.
June 2, 2016
Why we're terrified of fanfiction
We love hating the things teenage girls love. Fandom is just one example.
April 5, 2016
Hamlet, The Divine Comedy, and other classic literature that is also fan fiction
Before copyright law, fan fiction was a literary tradition. Here are five classics that are also fic.