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, 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.
an rong xu photographs asian couples in love
'In America, it’s rare to see Asian Americans in love. Are we not supposed to be in love with each other?'
Keshia Naurana Badalge
this artist is using her dreamlike digital art to subvert the male gaze
Ram Han talks about sexual fantasies and feminism in South Korea.
what's it like being an openly gay k-pop artist?
Holland's message couldn't have come at a better moment.
a glimpse of 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 the most creative rapper in south korea
i-D talks to the rising artist before his first-ever US tour with the DPR Crew.
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.