MTVU Fandom Awards Might Just Be The Weirdest And Greatest Award Show Around

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Rachel Simon wants you to get hyped about this new awards show.

Fatherhood or Fandom? The Ethical Dilemma of a Redskins Fan

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What’s in a name? Michael Dorman found out the hard way.

Star Wars: 1999 — A New Hope?

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One of the best web artists working takes on the ultimate fan project: reimagining the Star Wars prequels.

A Glimpse Of The Dawn Of Science Fiction Fandom

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Ray Bradbury’s influential fanzine proves that geeks haven’t changed since 1939.

Yes, the Man in the Pony Costume Deserves Your Respect

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Believe it or not, liking My Little Pony is effectively fighting the man, brah.

The Roller Coaster of Obsession, and also…Roller Coasters

The author in his childhood bedroom, still adorned with tokens of coasters past.

Diagnosed with ADHD at a young age, Dan Grantham let an obsession with amusement parks order his life.

Being “Human” Made Him Super

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Frailty, Loss and Fatherhood; inside the distinctly mortal experiences that made the “Man of Steel”

Caught in a Mosh

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Why heavy metal doesn’t have to be hyper masculine—take it from kid sitting out from the mosh pit

A Guerilla Education: Rage, Isolation and the Band that Made me a Man

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Marco Adamovic learned more from a seminal 90′s rock band than he ever did in the classroom.

Pompadours and Circumstance: A Thank You Note to Conan O’Brien

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Raised among rough-edged men, Katherine Markovich found an unlikely male role model in Conan O’Brien.

A Hard Rock Education with Alice in Chains

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Travis Marmon reflects on the band’s rebirth, their new LP, and the role one little album can play in crafting self-identity

A Game of Manhood

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How a fictional world governed by archaic values sparks thought about progressive masculinity

Confessions of a Superfan

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Lee McKinstry, the GMP’s new Pop Culture Editor, is calling for your submissions. To begin, she recounts tales of her own super fan past.

Thunderstruck: Part 4

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What does it mean to be thunderstruck? Jason Kapcala defends his improbable, impractical love.

Open Thread: How Well Do You Separate Art and Artist?

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You love the work; you hate the person who made it. How do you navigate that?

The Grief Performance: Football’s Concussions and Controversies

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Ronald Metellus on concussions, Manti Te’o, and the complicity of fandom.