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In a world where we’re sometimes seen as one-dimensional, Culturess is all about going 3D (but, you know, without the special shades—those things are a rip-off).
No, we mean 3D as in celebrating all facets of vivid, technicolor fangirldom. Whether it’s analyzing horror themes in the latest Archie comic, bowing down to Gal Gadot, drafting an LGBTQ writing dream team for the upcoming L Word reboot, geeking out over a new arts festival for self-described black nerds, or crushing hard on Daenerys Targaryen’s fierce winter coat on Game of Thrones (and its deeper meaning), Culturess is a place where you never have to choose between your passions. We leave traditional stereotypes, particularly those affecting women (though anyone’s welcome here), on the cutting room floor.
We cover everything from podcasts to politics to the Potterverse; from romance novels to records to rides at Disney World. Through it all, the common plotline is always further fueling your fandoms, whatever they may be.
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We're looking for thoughtful, diverse new voices. Do you feel strongly about musical theater? LGBTQ issues in pop culture? Race on TV and in movies? Reality TV? True crime? Nonfiction new releases? Underwater basket-weaving? Another obscure fandom we don’t even know about? We want to hear from you.
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Meet the Team
Amanda Mullen,Site Expert
Amanda is a trade editor by day and a freelance journalist by night. She loves all things fantasy and science-fiction, and she's always game to dive into a huge book or a new anime series. When she's not writing and editing, you can usually find her by the coffee maker — or hiking a mountain if it's nice out!
Lacy Baugher,Site Expert
Lacy is a digital strategist working in Washington, D.C. who loves to yell about TV in her spare time. Whovian, Ravenclaw and captain of the Sansa Stark Defense Squad. Come say hi on Twitter at @LacyMB.
Lauren is a Chicago native with a weakness for junk food, a passion for film & television, and a constant yearning to be at Disney World.
A lover of all things hockey and Marvel. I wait impatiently for every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. I turned Frankenmuth, MI, into Johan Franzen's own magical land in Sweden, known as Franzenmuth. "Pavel Datsyuk In: A Case of Dangleitis" was also my creation. I wrote the novel "On The Border," my first venture into published fiction work; check it out on Amazon.
Shaun Stacy is a writer, baker, rocker and feminist living in Charleston, SC. Superheroes are her jam. She can often be found in local bars on 90's trivia nights and frequently listens to angry white girl music, especially Evanescence and Halestorm. She also enjoys cupcakes, traveling to comic cons, the beach and spending time with her dog, Beau.
I am a freelance writer who has been working in the online media industry since 2014. I have covered everything from entertainment news to health and lifestyle.
Molly Catherine Turner,Contributor
Molly Catherine Turner is a writer based in Oklahoma. She wrote her masters thesis on the ideology of rap and has presented on various pop culture phenomena as Girls, Luke Cage, Toddlers & Tiaras, and Magic Mike at conferences across the country. In her free time, she is completing her first novel. Her work has been featured on Culturess, Dork Side of the Force, and ScreenRant.
Journalist. Blogger. Writer. Star Wars Fan. Superhero Fan. Follow my blog at cjhawkings.com
Entertainment writer. Lover of sunflowers. Can usually be found writing, reading, watching TV, or hanging with her cats.
Follow me on Twitter: @SonyaIryna I've been writing professionally for more than 13 years and fangirling all my life.
Freelance writer. Professional fangirl. Passionate binge-watcher. My proudest moment was when I finished six seasons of The Walking Dead in one week.
Cristine is a food, entertainment, travel and lifestyle writer. She is the site expert at FoodSided and a contributor to Culturess. Follow her on social media at @CristineStruble or @StrublePublications.
I like a lot of hot actors, it is slowly becoming my thing. Writer, actress, aspiring everything. California girl stuck in a New York state of mind.
Meg is a health science writer by day and a Star Wars enthusiast 24/7. She lives in Illinois with her cat, dog, and medal-worthy book collection, and believes any conversation in which Star Wars references are applicable is one worth having.
I am a writer and improviser who loves podcasts, Netflix, and discovering new music on Spotify. I want to create work that entertains and inspires people.
Sarah is a writer and blogger who loves watching too much TV, participating in different fandoms, and reading until the early hours of the morning. She currently cohabitates with her miniature dachshund, Gracie.
Veronica Elizabeth Bruno,Contributor
Award-winning journalist and photographer. Fansided site tennis expert. Sports analyst, lifelong golf enthusiast, and entertainment sponge. Press Association winner. Published in the Harvard Summer Review. Favorite writer is Shakespeare. Obsessed with Downton Abbey, Absolutely Fabulous, Vikings, The Wire, Rome, Twin Peaks, Game of Thrones, Westworld, Deadwood, and The Walking Dead. Veronica's photographs have been exhibited all over the country.
Hello! My name is Sara, I am a 25-year-old stay at home mom and a content creator on Youtube. My family and my fandom families are my life.
Gino Terrell is a 40-time journalism award recipient. Terrell’s most recent award was a second place finish at LA Press Club’s 2019 SoCal Journalism Awards. In 2018, Terrell was nominated for two professional National Arts & Entertainment Awards via LA Press Club. In 2017, Terrell was notably named the National Association of Black Journalists Student Journalist of the Year. Terrell covered Minnesota’s arts scene under Twin Cities Daily Planet (2014-15). He also freelanced for MinnPost and interned at Pioneer Press, KSTP TV (the Minneapolis ABC News Affiliate), Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, AdoptAClassroom.org and American Public Media Group. He once founded a national award winning student-magazine called Pipers In-Depth at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. You can find him on Twitter @Gin026 or Instagram @26_gino and by the hashtag #GTthatsDangerous
With a degree in mass communications, Lillie is a freelance and blog writer. She specializes in the entertainment industry.
Marco is a writer, an avid TV watcher, and a lifelong lover of pop music from Montreal. He unapologetically adores Britney Spears and won't hesitate to put you in your place if you try and come for her.
Celine is a Literary Journalism graduate from the University of California, Irvine, where she was the Vice President of the Creative Writers’ Guild and an Editor for such campus publications as Incite Magazine and The Exhibit. She previously worked as a contributor for Cambio.com, a website aimed at Millennial women with a focus on pop culture and celebrities. She’s in love with sports such as the NFL and NBA, entertainment, and all things pop culture.
#PurpleHairedPrincess. I've dabbled in all things media including radio and producing. I can write about anything, but Movies+TV=❤
Sarabeth Pollock has been attending comic conventions before they were cool, starting with Star Trek conventions at the tender age of 11. These days she's a regular at San Diego Comic Con and has attended WonderCon, Star Wars Celebration, Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, D23, and the Long Beach Comic Expo. She worked as an assistant athletic director at a West Coast Conference school, which cemented her lifelong love of sports. Frequent trips to Disneyland, along with training for half marathons in the Rock and Roll Marathon and runDisney circuits, help to balance out her pop culture and sport obsessions.
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We aren't called FanSided for nothing. Our network of sports, entertainment and lifestyle sites are powered by fans that want to cover their passions! Whether you are just looking to get your start in online media or you want to contribute to your favorite site as a hobby, FanSided wants to hear from you.
Our work is regularly featured on SI.com and Bleacher Report and many FanSided writers have gone on to work full-time in online media. FanSided hired over ten of its own writers in 2013 and there are currently FanSided alums working at other major media outlets and with professional sports teams.
The idea of FanSided was born in 2007, when two brothers felt that their favorite team, the Kansas City Chiefs, was being under-covered by the mainstream media. Taking matters into their own hands, they launched Arrowhead Addict, a move that would spawn the creation of FanSided in 2009, a network of over 300+ fan-powered unique sports, entertainment and lifestyle sites dedicated to team-specific, sport-specific, genre-specific, and fanbase-specific coverage.
From sports, movies and TV to lifestyle and tech, FanSided has you covered.
Best co-founded the company in April 2007. He manages the growth of the network from a business and financial standpoint.
Blake joined the company as a partner in 2011, overseeing the network's technology, product, and advertising efforts .
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Patrick is VP, Content and Strategy for the FanSided. He has been with the network since 2009 when he was hired to be the expert at Arrowhead Addict. He currently heads up FanSided's editorial headquarters in Chicago and is proud to be a fan of the world champion Kansas City Chiefs. To ensure his head doesn't get too big, he continues to cheer for his home town Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians. The Cleveland Cavaliers winning the NBA Championship was the greatest day of his life. Go Buckeyes.
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