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.
an eclectic mix from our favourite new seoul dj, 박혜진 park hye jin
“Let’s dance all night long!”
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.
what's it like being an openly gay k-pop artist?
Holland's message couldn't have come at a better moment.
a glimpse into seoul’s pulsating rave scene
"No one knows what will happen tomorrow, after the loud music has stopped."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
unpacking the south korean couple-twinning phenomenon
When and how did this become a thing? And what does it say about gender norms that dictate how young Koreans look and dress.