Tag: fandom

by Sonia Paul

What do Pope Francis and sports stars have in common? Quite a lot, according to Jason Deal, the Executive Vice President of the Catholic digital media company Aleteia. Both attract specific dedicated followers. And both figures, unlike individual celebrities, also represent the larger teams behind them. “You don’t cheer for Kobe Bryant, you cheer for the […] more »

by Simon Owens

The Twitter user who writes under the handle Vanityfairer would not tell me her real name. She began following me in December after I mentioned the magazine Vanity Fair in a tweet, and for the next few months we exchanged replies and direct messages about the magazine’s content and its writers. Though she made no […] more »