South Korea

Fashion

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
Beauty

how double eyelid surgery has become a rite of passage for many south korean youths

Living in a society obsessed with public perception and appearance, many young South Koreans are going under the knife to elevate their social status, boost their wealth, land a better job and find the perfect partner.
Yae-Jin Ha
4.3.19
Music

an eclectic mix from our favourite new seoul dj, 박혜진 park hye jin

“Let’s dance all night long!”
Frankie Dunn
2.1.19
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

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
Photography

a glimpse into seoul’s pulsating rave scene

"No one knows what will happen tomorrow, after the loud music has stopped."
Juule Kay
12.12.18
Culture

seoul's young creatives on transcending the k-bubble

How young creatives are supporting each other and pushing the boundaries of the city's rapidly evolving scene.
Mitch Parker
12.5.18
Beauty

why a new generation of women are challenging south korea's beauty standards

A feminist “corset-free” movement is gathering steam in the world's plastic surgery capital.
Kati Chitrakorn
10.30.18
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
Music

dpr live is one of the most creative rappers in south korea

Having honed his songwriting skills during mandatory military service, Seoul-based artist Hong Da Bin is selling out shows across the US.
Cheryl Santos
9.20.18
Music

momoland is smashing k-pop's 'factory girl' stereotype

The South Korean girl group was created on reality TV, but MOMOLAND might be K-pop's realest (and funniest) act.
Jeff Benjamin
8.22.18
love week

the death of romance and the rise of 'the loner' in collectivist south korea

A growing number of South Korean millennials cannot afford or cannot be bothered to date.
Crystal Tai
5.29.18
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