Black Panther director Ryan Coogler recently posted a letter thanking everyone who supported the film. He wrote, "Thank you for giving our team of filmmakers the greatest gift: The opportunity to share this film, that we poured our hearts and souls into, with you. P.S. Wakanda Forever."Read More
Let's check in with what we're obsessing over at the moment.Read More
Confessions of a Twilight hater.
Today video essayist Lindsay Ellis returned to the internet with a video about looking back at the toxic levels of sexist and misogynistic attitudes surrounding Twilight and it's author Stephenie Meyer. It was a very insightful piece especially as someone who proudly slung that toxic level of vitriol.Read More
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been called "the most controversial Star Wars movie ever," but The Empire Strikes Back was just as contentious when it premiered back in 1980.Read More
Cosplaying takes time, skill, effort—and an immense amount of love for the character that the cosplayer is embodying. So who were some of the most popular characters and hard-working cosplayers this year, according to fellow fans?Read More
In a fit of rage over Star Wars: The Last Jedi, more than 10,000 people have signed a Change.org petition urging Disney to remove the film from official Star Wars canon.Read More
There are countless fan-made videos out there, many of them quite brilliant. But this one has to be among the very best.Read More
One of the best fan narratives to emerge from "The Force Awakens" was the suggestion of a romance between heroic ex-Stormtrooper Finn and the dashing fighter pilot Poe Dameron. But as we approach The Last Jedi's release, the fact remains that it is unlikely Disney will explore any pairing of the kind.Read More
While many people on planet Earth were psyched to see the official Avengers: Infinity War trailer go up, for a segment of the population with a deep emotional attachment to these characters and their world, today has been like Christmas morning mixed with Ragnarok.Read More
We know a problematic fave when we see it, but actually nailing down a specific definition can be hard.Read More
Something unexpected has begun showing up on my Tumblr dashboard: people are attracted to Pennywise the Dancing Clown from It—the demonic monster who eats children—and Pennywise has become an object of fan adoration.Read More
I was on The Onion when I saw an ad for the film Brigsby Bear, and it looked so surreally bizarre that I was sure it was a fake Onion ad for a made-up movie. Mark Hamill and Claire Danes in a film with a guy in a bear suit and a grimacing sun overhead? Sure, guy. But it turns out that Brigsby Bear is real, and according to The New York Times, it's "a largely sweet, often very funny fairy tale about the perils and the sustaining pleasures of obsessive fandom." O RLY?Read More
As part of the marketing blitz leading up to Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sony has released a vignette about the motivations and methods of Michael Keaton's Vulture.Read More
"I do not know whether it will be read by all, but I wrote it for all."
On June 30, 1862, the final chapter of Victor Hugo's timeless classic Les Misérables was published. "Timeless classic" is an adage often tossed around, but in this case, it could not be more spot-on. Les Misérables remains as relevant as it was upon publication, and if you read it it will change you as a person.Read More
Fandom feels are valid and powerful, but as another guy said, with great power comes great responsibility.Read More
There’s a different kind of callout culture within fan communities that claims to come from a place of good, but is a toxic kind of activism enforced by a small but vocal minority.Read More
Shannon Purser earned a lot of fans after her turn as Barb in Stranger Things, and we've loved seeing her as Ethel Muggs on Riverdale. Recently, Purser discussed the importance of being comfortable with your sexuality, but hadn't spoken openly about her own. That changed last night, after she ran into some of the trickier elements of online fandom.Read More
When I was... a young fan...
Navigating fandom as a newbie can be fraught with peril. Luckily, we’re here to help. It’s dangerous to go alone.Read More
My parents aren't really going to be affected by the Trump administration, which meant I had nobody to help me process Donald Trump's election. Enter fandom.Read More