Fanfiction

Westworld fan creations: Drawings of Logan and the Man in Black by Ben Lalli

<i>Westworld</i> is a piece of art. In this article series we take a look at how fans of the show express their dedication through a myriad of creative …

Drawing

Chris Pratt Looks Hot AF At Teen Choice Awards — But Where’s Katherine Schwarzenegger?

Chris Pratt looked handsome as always at the Teen Choice Awards, but there was just one thing missing — Katherine Schwarzenegger! That’s right, Chris …

Teen Choice Awards

Fallout 76 and the Nature of Unpredictability and Why No NPCs

The team over at Bethesda have been on fire today with answering all of the excited fan questions concerning the upcoming <i>Fallout 76</i> online adventure. …

Fallout 76

You Need to Read This Fanfic About Anthony Bourdain in Narnia — Culture

You can find fan fiction of anything on the internet. I've read fanfic about everything from <i>The Sound of Music</i> to Chef Boyardee, but somehow it never …

Anthony Bourdain

Objects in Space 8/9/18: Here and now

It's Friday Eve, also known as "new <i>Wynonna Earp</i> and <i>Killjoys</i>" eve! As someone who spends her time counting down the days until these shows return each …

Women's News

'Slender Man's Abrupt Ending Seemingly Kills Any Possibility of a Sequel

Even the movie isn't sure if it likes itself.<p><i>Slender Man</i> is the first feature film based on the wildly popular Slender Man creepypasta stories, but …

Horror

Awful Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory Goes After Voodoo Doughnut

Like pizzagate, some sad and confused people think the beloved doughnut shop is a front for child trafficking<p>As if pizzagate weren’t dumb enough, …

Conspiracies

"Chick tract" illustrates Sen. Jason Rapert learning about civil liberties and religious freedom

Remember "chick tracts?" They were a staple of my childhood growing up as an evangelical Christian in Hempstead County. My brothers and cousins and I …

Religion

What Elle India's editors are obsessing over right now

Anthony Bourdain fan fiction, Maati Baani's new song and more<p>From Eina Ahluwalia's layered necklaces to swooning over Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy in</i> …

Mount Everest

Sponsored: Got $20? You can get a personalized message from a celebrity

Athletes, reality-TV stars and boyband members are on Cameo, a service that lets you buy a personalized message from a celebrity.

Celebrity Gossip

Get to typing, because Sebastian Stan is here for your fanfic

Sebastian Stan encourages fans to write “the stories you want to see,” and fans had quite the reaction about this encouragement.<p>When Bucky and many …

Entertainment

Avengers: Infinity War’s Sebastian Stan Wants Your Fan Fic

In an attempt to soothe the broken hearts of Marvel Cinematic Universe fans around the world, Sebastian Stan thinks writing fan fiction might the …

Marvel Universe

Balloon Stories, James Baldwin’s Legacy, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

James Baldwin

Lit Hub Daily: August 10, 2018

TODAY: In 1912, Adeline Virginia Stephen weds Leonard Woolf. • One year after Charlottesville: to better understand the terrible summer of 2017, Olivia …

Books

Dave Filoni Talks About Star Wars Rebels And The Future Of Ahsoka And Sabine

Dave Filoni discusses the fate of Ahsoka Tano and Sabine Wren and whether we'll ever see the pair on screen again.

Star Wars Rebels

How fanfiction went mainstream

<b>Mikaella Clements</b> writes: “Devotees of <b>fanfiction</b> will sometimes tell you that it’s one of the <b>oldest writing forms</b> in the world. Seen with this …

Writing

From Star Trek to Fifty Shades: how fanfiction went mainstream

Neil Gaiman once wrote that the most important question an author can ask is: 'what if?' Fanfiction takes this to the next level<p>Devotees of fanfiction will sometimes tell you that it’s one of the oldest writing forms in the world. Seen with this generous eye, the art of writing stories using other …

Writing

20 Years Later, How The 'Sex And The City' Vibrator Episode Created A Lasting Buzz

It’s pink, nine-inches long, and twirls, flutters and vibrates. Known for its disarmingly cute bunny ears, the Rabbit vibrator catapulted to fame 20 years ago this month when it made its star turn during the first season of HBO’s <i>Sex and the City</i>. It became not only a pop culture sensation, but a …

Sex and the City

Hopeless Bromantics

A new novelcasts Barack Obama and Joe Biden as sleuths investigating a suspicious death—and whether America is screwed.<p>When Barack Obama, in January …

Joe Biden

Westworld fan creations: Dolores and Teddy photo series by Elijah

<i>Westworld</i> is much more than ‘just a TV show’. It is a meticulously crafted piece of art. It’s no surprise fans have expressed their love for the show …

Love Stories

This 'Sesame Street' and 'Avengers: Infinity War' Mashup Will Break Your Heart

The world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a lot like ours. Sure, Wakanda may not exist in the real world, but our reality and the MCU overlaps in …

Sesame Street

The Wrath of Con

This man, this myth, this legend, was brave but eccentric. Sometimes people thought he was crazy or stupid, but he didn’t care. He was going to lay …

Anime

Bel Canto Trailer Released, Apple to Adapt Pachinko for Screen, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Creative Writing

'Star Wars: Episode 9' Theory About Rey's Parents Undoes 'The Last Jedi'

There’s a new fan theory emerging that Rey’s parents will be revealed in <i>Star Wars: Episode IX</i> and that this big secret will be both familiar and new …

TV

The New Yorker Recommends: The Short Story in Which Anthony Bourdain Goes to Narnia

What do you want to do?<p>Of all the billions of pages that make up the Internet, one of my very favorites contains “No Reservations: Narnia,” a work of fan fiction, from 2010, by Edonohana, a pseudonym of the young-adult and fantasy author Rachel Manija Brown. The story is exactly what it sounds …

Culture

Walking Dead fans don't like characters' love connections

The Walking Dead is more than just a show about human survivors trying to escape the clutches of the undead. When characters aren't shooting off the heads of zombies, they're doing other things, like falling in love.<p>Vocal fans have taken to Twitter, however, to express disappointment in one pairing …

The Walking Dead

Unversed Cast

We're the Unversed Cast, a group of four misfits who talk about vidja games on the Interwebz! We talk about current gaming news, and also review …

Fanfiction

'The Walking Dead' Just Infuriated a Bunch of Its Fans

Some <i>The Walking Dead</i> fans tend to swear they "don't care anymore" when the show doesn't go the way it went in their minds but still share their …

The Walking Dead

Is QAnon an Elaborate Leftist Prank Targeting Right-Wing Boomers?

The whole movement may be a trolling mission that's spun out of control.A lengthy <i>BuzzFeed</i> piece on the origin of QAnon has come to the conclusion …

Michael Avenatti

Andy Weir discusses ‘Artemis,’ algae, Asimov in book talk

Andy Weir, author of “The Martian,” which was recently adapted into a film starring Matt Damon, came to Palo Alto this past Tuesday to discuss his …

Student Journalism