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I’m the Fan Who Got Charli XCX to Sign His Douche. Now the Internet Hates Me.

Three times in two months, the pop star Charli XCX posed with controversial objects for her fans. She yelled “Gay rights!” while holding a bottle…

The Obscure Origins of Every Great Pop Fandom Nickname

When some know-nothing troll unleashes a deeply offensive shitpost about Gen Z god Lorde, the only artist for whom I’m truly ride-or-die, I seek the…

The Stans Who Post So Much, Twitter Thinks They’re Bots — And Shuts Them Down

Last month, Emi, a 16-year-old who lives near Austin, Texas, couldn’t log into Twitter. Each attempt she made — on her phone, on her computer…

The Digimon Die-Hards Keeping the Fading Fandom Alive

Growing up, Nico Meyering, now a 31-year-old living in Philadelphia, had nothing in common with his younger sister, seven years his junior. She was outgoing,…