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K-pop’s online community has a homophobia problem

LGBT fans say they’re subjected to bullying, slurs, and hypocritical attitudes.

Stan culture

NYC’s cool kids are ‘here for the vibes’ at this crypto dating show

Yes, Proof of Love involves NFTs — but it’s actually hip. Could it be the future of entertainment?


Meet the TikTokers obsessed with Harry Styles’ ‘secret’ love life

Fans known as Larries are convinced he’s in a same-sex relationship with One Direction bandmate Louis Tomlinson.

Conspiracy theories

Inside the colossal failure of VENN, the ‘MTV of video games’

Why the $45 million streaming network, launched amid the pandemic, crashed and burned.

Game over

Meet the TikTok ‘rave moms’ changing the male-dominated EDM scene

Women on the platform are advocating for a safer and more inclusive space for festival-goers.

Dance dance revolution

The Eve 6 Guy’s advice on quitting weed and hooking up with rock stars

Extremely online ’90s musician Max Collins returns for a very special 4/20 edition of his column.

Heart in a Blender

How Jane Schoenbrun’s ‘emo horror movie’ helped them find themself

The director’s Sundance hit We’re All Going to the World’s Fair is about identity and the dark corners of the internet.


What happens when vinyl records meet NFTs?

Musicians like Moses Sumney are getting in on the nascent trend. But not everyone is sold.


Behind the scenes of the bizarro ‘On Cinema Oscar Special’

Comedians Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington tell Input what to expect from this year’s edition of their twisted streaming show.


‘The Sims’ machinima is a dying art form. Why do these creators still do it?

The heyday of the animated mini-movies is long over, but some YouTubers just can’t quit making them.