Learn Sana Amanat's Name Now — The Future Of Marvel Might Just Be In Her Hands

A poster of Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, towers over a desk in a tiny office in Midtown Manhattan. Long gone is the barely-there black bathing suit she once wore, meant to inspire feverish lust among fanboys. Instead, she's rocking her…
By Kelsea Stahler

Fandom Made Me A Happier Person — And There's A Very Real Reason For That

A staple of my childhood, like so many folks of the nerdy persuasion, was a tattered, well-worn VHS copy of The Empire Strikes Back. And thanks to my brother and me watching the tape of the second installment of the Star Wars saga at least once a…
By Kelsea Stahler

Why You, A Grown-Ass Woman, Have No Chill Over Your Internet Boyfriends

If you clicked on this piece, I'm going to go ahead and assume you're thirsty AF. And that's great, because it just so happens to be a truly wonderful time to let the thirst flow through you. Just type the names Oscar Isaac, Idris Elba, or Donald…
By Kelsea Stahler

Everything You Love About TV Is Buffy Summers' Fault

You're a Vampire Diaries fan, and you love Damon. You've seen every episode of Veronica Mars, and you always admired her zingers. Or maybe you're a fan of the Doctor Who revival and how each season builds up a memorable villain. What do all of those…
By Kadeen Griffiths

Fan Culture Can Be Wildly Empowering — And At Times, Wildly Problematic

These days, with a quick Google search, you can find superfans of almost anything and anyone. Whether you love Beyoncé, the New York Yankees, Game of Thrones, or Guy Fieri (yes, he has a very enthusiastic fanbase), you’re bound to find a place to…
By Danielle Colin-Thome