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The Star Wars Expanded Universe And The Promise Of Multitudes

The Star Wars Expanded Universe And The Promise Of Multitudes

As someone from a mixed-race background, I was used to never seeing myself in my favourite movies, including the Star Wars films. Because I rarely saw myself directly in the media I consumed, I learned to work with what was available. I imagined that there was a planet somewhere in…

The Decade Fandom Went Corporate

The Decade Fandom Went Corporate

In the last twenty years, fandom and mass culture have basically merged. Fans and fandom spent the 2000s fighting for legitimacy and proving their combined worth. And corporations? Well, they spent the 2010s learning how to co-opt fandom to silence critics, manipulate press, and make even more money.