Tag: fandom

“Let People Enjoy This Essay”

At Gawker, B.D. McClay writes about “letting people enjoy things,” fan culture and detachment and “becoming a better snob.” “The paradox of a wide-open digital publishing field is that it has tended more and more toward consensus, with its two modes being the rave and the takedown, instead […]

“Looking Back & Hoping Forward”

Friend of the Gutter Ashlee Blackwell has a lovely and powerful meditation on Candyman (1992) and hopes for Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s upcoming Candyman (2021) at Graveyard Shift Sisters. “Candyman has been a delicate enigma, a tale, a very tepid preoccupation of mine since I was ten. […]

Memories of Indian Film Stars

On Twitter, @samjawed65 has shared letters and autographed photographs from Indian film stars in the 1950s and 1960s that her aunt solicited and kept in a photo album. Look at them all together here and/or read the Twitter thread, which includes translations of the 1962 letter in Urdu […]