‘Black Panther’: Should Chadwick Boseman’s King T’Challa Be Recast?

The #RecastTChalla movement argues that many white superheroes have been recast again and again — and that the King of Wakanda’s adventures shouldn’t end.

#actors-and-actresses, #black-panther-movie, #black-panther-wakanda-forever-movie, #black-people, #boseman-chadwick, #change-org, #comic-books-and-strips, #dc-comics, #disney-plus, #fans-persons, #marvel-comics, #marvel-entertainment, #marvel-studios, #movies

Podcasts About Marvel’s ‘X-Men’ Resonate With L.G.B.T.Q. Fans

A community of “X-Men” fans — notably young, self-identified queer people of color — is growing around podcasts and on social platforms including Twitter, TikTok and Discord.

#black-people, #comic-books-and-strips, #fans-persons, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #marvel-entertainment, #podcasts, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Amid Sri Lanka’s Crisis, Cricket Carries On

The success of the men’s national team has offered solace to the country, and one fan called the players “brand ambassadors during this time of hardship.”

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The Amber Heard-Johnny Depp Trial and Our Warped Views of Celebrity

What drives a grown person to travel to a courthouse in Virginia to hurl insults at someone she has never met, about behavior she didn’t witness and money she is not owed?

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As A.C. Milan and Inter Return to Top, San Siro May Be Coming Down

The soccer teams that share the San Siro, which has hosted two World Cups and four European finals, want to replace it with a more modern arena. Not everyone is ready to see it go.

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New Heights and Old Grudges as Turkey Crowns Its Champion

Trabzonspor claimed the title almost two weeks ago. Its team, and its fans, aren’t done celebrating.

#fans-persons, #fenerbahce-soccer-team, #soccer, #trabzon-turkey, #trabzonspor-soccer-team, #turkey

Golden-Con Threw a Party, Invited Every ‘Golden Girls’ Fan It Knew

Thousands gathered in Chicago to celebrate the beloved sitcom, whose fan base has only expanded since its original run and made the Girls into L.G.B.T.Q. icons.

#chicago-ill, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #fans-persons, #golden-con, #television, #the-golden-girls-tv-program

Taxpayers Shoulder Costs for $1.4 Billion Stadium. Buffalo Bills Fans Cheer.

Critics have savaged the deal, which would use $850 million in state and local funds. But many in the city say keeping the Bills in Buffalo is good for civic pride.

#buffalo-ny, #buffalo-bills, #fans-persons, #hochul-kathleen-c, #national-football-league, #politics-and-government, #seneca-indians, #stadiums-and-arenas

A Pink Parade at the End of the World

The rise of LoveShackFancy.

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I’m a Sports Fan. Hear Me Roar.

It’s too bad some athletes take booing personally. It isn’t really about them.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #fans-persons, #internal-sub-only-nl, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #westbrook-russell

Rachel Zegler, ‘West Side Story’ Star, Is Invited to the Oscars After All

On Sunday she revealed on Instagram that she had not been invited to the ceremony, prompting an outcry. She has since been added as a presenter.

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Netflix Lures ‘Bridgerton’ Fans With Live Event: The Queen’s Ball

A royal ball inspired by the popular Shonda Rhimes show aims to encourage the kind of water-cooler buzz that streaming services have struggled to create.

#advertising-and-marketing, #bridgerton-tv-program, #fans-persons, #netflix-inc, #quinn-julia-1970, #rhimes-shonda, #web-original-programming

They Are Fans of ‘Euphoria,’ but Not of Its Creator, Sam Levinson

The season finale of “Euphoria” demonstrated once again that even its most impassioned fans have decidedly mixed feelings about its writer and director.

#coleman-zendaya, #euphoria-tv-program, #fans-persons, #levinson-sam-1985, #social-media, #television, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #writing-and-writers

Chinese Fans Create Unforgettable Nicknames for Olympic Athletes

The world’s most popular Olympians are household names. But to Chinese fans who delight in creating nicknames, they’re different characters entirely.

#beijing-china, #chinese-language, #fans-persons, #names-personal, #national-basketball-assn, #olympic-games-2022

Amid Coups and Covid, Africa Focuses on What’s Most Important: Soccer

Many countries competing in the Africa Cup of Nations are enduring security, economic and political crises, but the tournament offers visions of unity, solidarity and joy.

#africa, #african-cup-of-nations-soccer, #burkina-faso, #cameroon, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #fans-persons, #senegal, #soccer

Africa Cup of Nations: Soccer Tournament Offers Joy Amid Coups and Covid

Many countries competing in the Africa Cup of Nations are enduring security, economic and political crises, but the tournament offers visions of unity, solidarity and joy.

#africa, #african-cup-of-nations-soccer, #burkina-faso, #cameroon, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #fans-persons, #senegal, #soccer

A Throwback Game for the Big East

When Seton Hall played St. John’s on Monday night on its campus, a crowd of mostly students got a taste of the glory days of the Big East Conference.

#basketball-college, #colleges-and-universities, #fans-persons, #seton-hall-university, #st-johns-university

The Morgan Wallen Conundrum

The country superstar had the biggest album of 2021 despite being captured on video using a racial slur. Is he on a redemption tour, or just on tour?

#black-people, #country-music, #dangerous-the-double-album-album, #fans-persons, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #wallen-morgan

Is the Arizona Cardinals’ Title Drought the Result of a Curse?

The Arizona Cardinals, owners of the longest championship drought in major American sports, enter the N.F.L. playoffs with, some say, a curse the team won’t acknowledge.

#arizona-cardinals, #fans-persons, #football, #national-football-league, #pottsville-pa, #superstitions

How Big Sports Leagues Are Trying to Woo the Gamer Generation

Here’s what sports marketers are doing to win back a lost generation and save the future of fandom.

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Did You See What Big Bird Tweeted?

Social media is fueling our “parasocial relationships” with TV characters.

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When Michigan Beat Ohio State, I Cried Tears of Joy

The Euphoria of a Big Win, Explained.

#fans-persons, #football-college, #happiness, #internal-sub-only-nl, #ohio-state-university, #university-of-michigan

In Louisiana, Alligator Finds a Place at the Tailgate

Alligator, long a food source for Louisianians, has become more popular nationally. But its big moment comes at an annual football matchup in Baton Rouge.

#agriculture-and-farming, #alligators, #baton-rouge-la, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #fans-persons, #football-college, #louisiana, #louisiana-state-university, #restaurants, #wetlands

Islanders Are Finally Home Sweet Home

The N.H.L. team lost its first game at the new $1.1-billion UBS Arena but they lost in style. The seats are comfy, the concourses spacious and the bathrooms big and numerous enough that fans won’t miss any goals.

#belmont-park, #fans-persons, #hockey-ice, #nassau-coliseum, #new-york-islanders, #stadiums-and-arenas, #ubs-arena-elmont-ny

Knowledge Bubbles Work Against Us

We need to find out why our neighbors and fellow citizens think the way they do.

#fans-persons, #finebaum-paul, #football-college, #internal-sub-only-nl, #radio, #sec-espn-network, #southeastern-conference

The Astroworld Tragedy, and Why Music Drives Us to Mayhem

Generation after generation of young people are drawn to places where they’re pushed, jostled, pummeled or worse. Why do we run into a seething crowd?

#astroworld-music-festival-stampede-2021, #fans-persons, #guns-nroses-music-group, #music, #scott-travis-1992, #youth

Who Is Michael Rubin, CEO of Fanatics?

Life isn’t all choppers and parties for the king of sports merch — he’s got plans.

#athletics-and-sports, #e-commerce, #fanatics-inc, #fans-persons, #kraft-robert-k, #rubin-michael-g

How Could I Ever Love Michigan State?

Can sports fandom teach us how to depolarize the country?

#athletics-and-sports, #colleges-and-universities, #fans-persons, #internal-sub-only-nl, #michigan-state-university, #university-of-michigan

NASCAR Bets on Next Gen Car to Draw New Crowds and Shift Fortunes

The Confederate flag is gone, and a new car is being counted on to bring back classic stock car thrills and reverse more than a decade of fan attrition. Billions ride on its success.

#automobile-racing, #chevrolet-division-of-general-motors-corp, #fans-persons, #ford-motor-co, #lester-bill-1961, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #race-and-ethnicity, #suarez-daniel-1992, #wallace-darrell-jr

Will Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena Make Good on Its Promise?

The operators of Climate Pledge Arena, home to the N.H.L.’s newest team, the Seattle Kraken, plan to reduce and offset its entire planet-warming footprint. They still have a lot to prove.

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Pakistan and India Face Off in Cricket’s T20 World Cup

It’s one of the greatest rivalries in sports, when war off the field allows it — a contest of national identities that will be renewed this Sunday in a World Cup match.

#cricket-game, #fans-persons, #india, #indian-premier-league, #kashmir-and-jammu-india, #pakistan

The Nets Had a Chance to Win Over New York. Now, They’ll Try Again.

Viewed by some as gentrifiers, the Nets finally may have the starpower to win a championship and loosen the grip the city’s other N.B.A. team has on the region.

#basketball, #brooklyn-nets, #durant-kevin, #fans-persons, #harden-james, #irving-kyrie

The Hidden Gem of Sports Travel: USMNT Away

Hitting the road for a World Cup qualifier might be one of the most unsung fan experiences in U.S. sports. Expansion of the tournament might change it forever.

#confederation-of-north-central-american-and-caribbean-association-football-concacaf, #fans-persons, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-mens-national-soccer-team, #world-cup-soccer, #world-cup-2022-soccer

From ‘The Sopranos’ to ‘Star Trek,’ Pop-Culture Cookbooks Fuel Fandoms

Early entries in the genre were more like novelties. Today, they’re encyclopedic examinations of the universe of a show, movie or game — with recipes.

#comic-books-and-strips, #computer-and-video-games, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #fans-persons, #marvel-entertainment, #movies, #television

Park Ji-Sung, Former Manchester United Player, Condemns Racist Fan Song

Park Ji-Sung, who played soccer with the team from 2005 to 2012, said a song stereotyping Koreans was “very uncomfortable to me.”

#discrimination, #fans-persons, #great-britain, #manchester-england, #manchester-united-soccer-team, #park-ji-sung-1981, #soccer, #south-korea

The Score of Final Fantasy Gets Its Due at the Concert Hall

The beloved music for this video game and others have been covered on YouTube for years. Now some are performed at classical music’s grandest venues.

#classical-music, #computer-and-video-games, #fans-persons, #final-fantasy-vii-remake-video-game, #london-england, #music, #royal-philharmonic-orchestra, #square-enix

At the Ryder Cup, the Fans Are Part of the Show

The most un-golf golf tournament in the world brings camaraderie, rambunctiousness and world-class banter to a sport normally played in hushed tones.

#fans-persons, #golf, #professional-golfers-assn, #ryder-cup-golf, #whistling-straits-golf-course-sheboygan-wis, #wisconsin

I Had a Chance to Travel Anywhere. Why Did I Pick Spokane?

After 18 months of pandemic parenting isolation, the writer Jon Mooallem knew just where the cure might lie: a minor-league baseball game in eastern Washington.

#baseball, #colorado-rockies, #fans-persons, #mascots, #minor-leagues, #native-americans, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #spokane-wash, #stadiums-and-arenas, #travel-and-vacations

The W.N.B.A.’s Seattle Storm Are Winners. The City Should Fully Embrace Them

Inside the arena, Seattle Storm fans bring the passion. Outside, the city has yet to fully embrace a team that has won four W.N.B.A. championships.

#basketball, #bird-sue, #engelbert-catherine, #fans-persons, #gender, #loyd-jewell, #nba-2k-video-game, #parker-candace, #phoenix-mercury, #seattle-storm, #stewart-breanna-1994, #women-and-girls, #womens-national-basketball-assn

The N.F.L.’s New Play: Embrace Betting Ads, Watch the Money Pour In

The placement of gambling ads during football game broadcasts shows how much the N.F.L. has changed in its approach toward gambling.

#advertising-and-marketing, #casinos, #cbs-sports, #draftkings-inc, #fanduel-com, #fans-persons, #football, #gambling, #national-football-league, #television, #wynn-resorts-ltd

Curtains Up! How Broadway Is Coming Back From Its Longest Shutdown.

Determined to reopen, crews are dusting off spotlights, dancers are relearning steps, and everyone is testing, testing, testing as theater seeks to rebound from the devastating pandemic.

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These Jennifer Aniston Fans Weren’t Born When ‘Friends’ Aired

Young stans also flock to the “Friends House” in Manhattan’s West Village to pay homage to the 52-year-old actress.

#aniston-jennifer, #fans-persons, #fashion-and-apparel, #friends-tv-program, #generation-z, #television, #women-and-girls

First Host of ‘Blue’s Clues’ Returns, Striking a Chord With Grown-Ups

Steve Burns, who had a complicated relationship with the popular children’s show he hosted for six years, addressed his viewers almost two decades after his “kind of abrupt” departure.

#blues-clues-tv-program, #burns-steven, #fans-persons, #nick-jr-tv-network, #television

China’s Weibo Suspends BTS, Blackpink and EXO Fan Accounts

Weibo accused one account devoted to a BTS member of illegal fund-raising amid a crackdown on 22 pages.

#blackpink-music-group, #bts-music-group, #celebrities, #china, #exo-music-group, #fans-persons, #k-pop, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #south-korea

A New Kind of Homecoming All Over College Football

After the disruptions of 2020, teams from coast to coast are playing in their own stadiums for the first time since 2019.

#albuquerque-nm, #colleges-and-universities, #fans-persons, #football-college, #stadiums-and-arenas, #university-of-new-mexico

When the Parking Lot Is Its Own Strange Trip

Outside Dead & Company shows, a tradition started by the Grateful Dead lives on, vivid uniforms and all.

#deadcompany-music-group, #fans-persons, #grateful-dead, #pop-and-rock-music

Mets Give Their Fans a Thumbs-Down During Win

Showing off their sensitivity, Francisco Lindor, Javier Baez and Kevin Pillar celebrated a win by making thumbs-down gestures at the fans who had previously booed them.

#alderson-sandy, #baez-javier-1992, #baseball, #cohen-steven-a, #fans-persons, #lindor-francisco-1993, #new-york-mets, #pillar-kevin-1989, #washington-nationals

China’s Celebrity Culture Is Raucous. The Authorities Want to Change That.

The Communist Party has declared war on idol worship, part of a broader crackdown on what it sees as toxic celebrity culture that is poisoning the minds of the country’s youth.

#actors-and-actresses, #advertising-and-marketing, #celebrities, #censorship, #communist-party-of-china, #cyberspace-administration-of-china, #fans-persons, #iqiyi-com-inc, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #zhao-wei, #zheng-shuang-1991

After a Year Without Fans, U.S. Open Will Welcome a Full House

No proof of vaccination or a recent negative coronavirus test will be required for fans to enter the grounds, and no masks will be required when they are outdoors.

#allaster-stacey, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fans-persons, #new-york-city, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

Dudes on Ice: A Play About Hockey Tackles Masculinity, Too

“Islander,” a skewed look at a New York Islanders season, examines extreme fandom, violence and the thrill of sports.

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