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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. Read More >>

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Apple Opts to Contribute to the Hollywood Hellscape by Launching Its Own Studio: Report

Apple is reportedly making a Band of Brothers spin-off and launching its own in-house studio to do it. The Hollywood Reporter says the studio, which does not yet have a name, will be run by Apple’s new Worldwide Video heads, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht. Read More >>

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Tables of Power: Inside the Inner Sanctums of Europe’s Most Powerful Companies

Dutch photographer Jacqueline Hassink has been inside some of the most important and cloistered rooms in the world. But these aren't science labs or political offices — they're the opulent boardrooms of Europe's largest companies, which Hassink photographed as part of a project called The Table of Power. Read More >>