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OPINION: Stan culture is a new way to obsess

OPINION: Stan culture is a new way to obsess

Fatima Zaidi, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2020

The dream to be close to your favorite artist or celebrity is a yearning that resides in the hearts of millions across the world as they struggle to somehow catch a glimpse, a moment or a photograph to remember the time they met the individual(s) who changed their lives for the better. While that cha...

Fandoms: the good, bad of today’s hyper-engaged audiences

Fandoms: the good, bad of today's hyper-engaged audiences

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019

Has “fan” become a dirty word? Once a marker of one’s passion for a film, tv show or franchise; now, an excuse to whine, demand and pester the world’s top creators. The rise of Internet culture has allowed fans unprecedented opportunities to discuss and criticize their favorite content, using...

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