On One Direction:
One Direction fans are fiercely intelligent. From day one, they engineered the band’s success on their own terms: demonstrating their appetite for the boys’ music on social media sealed the original record deal; calling out the band’s management for tweeting from their accounts forced a closer relationship between the boys as individuals and their fans; downloading specific songs multiple times ensured they would get radio play and a place in the charts. When One Direction unequivocally thank their fans for their success, it goes beyond the usual media-approved cliché, because it is unavoidably, undeniably true. One Direction is a towering monument to the power of teenage girls. It is a phenomenon so much greater than the four or five mediocre men that constitute it."
Anna has written a great piece about the One Direction fandom and her own relationship with it.
Samantha Hunt's amazing essay "There Is Only One Direction" for New York Magazine is here.
On Who Killed Elsie Frost?:
You can find all the episodes and more info here.
This Guardian report has some useful background to the case.
On Paper Towns:
Watch the trailer:
Here is John Green's answer on Manic Pixie Dream Girls and his story.
He's also written more on this subject here.
On Broad City:
There are clips and stuff on their YouTube channel.
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