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appropriation or appreciation? unpacking south korea's fascination with black culture

Is Seoul’s love for the hip-hop aesthetic more fetishistic than inclusive?
Kati Chitrakorn
8.23.19
Music

a beginner’s guide to k-pop

What are subunits? Is dating against the rules? Do groups write their own songs? Here’s everything you need to know about your new fave music industry!
Taylor Glasby
8.1.19
Music

k-pop’s nct 127 on the eternal struggle of being sexy and cute… at the same time

We discuss fans, tough tour life and big ambitions with your new fave Seoul boyband.
Tássia Assis
7.22.19
News

bts got the dior treatment courtesy of kim jones

The K-pop boy band will debut some retro-futuristic looks on their third world tour 'Love Yourself: Speak Yourself.'
Nicole DeMarco
5.3.19
Music

how holland is normalising queer representation in k-pop

Following the release of his first mixtape, we catch up with Holland to discuss the next steps in his career.
L. Singh
5.1.19
Music

sunmi is carving out her own space in k-pop

Since going solo in 2017, the Korean star's music has been characterised by clever wordplay, endearing theatricality, and emotions laid bare.
Lavanya Singh
4.5.19
News

bts drop a trailer for their new album 'map of the soul: persona'

The K-pop sensations confront their demons in 'Persona,' the first single from the record.
Cheryl Santos
3.28.19
Music

k-pop’s red velvet discuss their evolution, public scrutiny and secret dreams

As they lead the way for South Korean girlbands with a US tour, we catch up with Irene, Wendy, Yeri, Joy and Seulgi.
Taylor Glasby
1.31.19
Music

everything that happened to k-pop in 2018

2018's K-Pop felt marked by external ambition but also the desire and need for internal change.
Taylor Glasby
12.17.18
Music

what's it like being an openly gay k-pop artist?

Holland's message couldn't have come at a better moment.
Cheryl Santos
12.12.18
News

why were BTS banned from japanese tv?

The K-pop group’s performance was cancelled over a controversial t-shirt.
Nicole DeMarco
11.12.18
Music

cifika is the next chapter in korean electronic music

Seoul's CIFIKA talks K-pop, Boston Dynamics and her desire to be a future person.
Lavanya Singh
10.24.18
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