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The 30 worst K-pop album and single cover artworks ever

The 30 worst K-pop album and single cover artworks ever

K-pop is well known for its elaborate and high-quality album artwork. Korean entertainment companies have turn CD packaging into an artform unrivalled by entertainment industries in the rest of the world. However, despite this, sometimes it goes deeply wrong and we end up with badly-designed and cheap…

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Stresses and strains: The 2012-2014 K-pop idol psychological survey and what it means Read More
Take part in the K-pop Writer’s Workshop and get your work published by us! Read More
Busan Film Festival issues should not be blamed on actresses baring too much skin

Busan Film Festival issues should not be blamed on actresses baring too much skin

Last week, the organisers of this year’s Busan International Film Festival decided to announce that they were cracking down on ‘overexposed’ actresses, telling the Korea Times:
“We’ve decided to switch the atmosphere in order to shift the spotlight to the directors, actors and actresses instead of some female…

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In Defence of Chad Future... kind of.

In Defence of Chad Future... kind of.

Years ago there was a man, a strong and deep man, who proclaimed that haters should leave Britney (Spears) alone. Today I take a leaf out of that very man’s books and proclaim:
LEAVE CHAD ALONE!

Before you stop reading or curse me (“No more K-Music for you…

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What is going on with ZE:A and Star Empire Entertainment? What should we take from it? Read More
What the K-pop industry must learn from Ladies' Code's tragic accident Read More
KCON 2014: The convention we got, and the convention we could have

KCON 2014: The convention we got, and the convention we could have

As a resident of the rural American Midwest, I’ve logged some experience as one of thousands of people attending a festive gathering that puts culture on display. No, I’ve never been to ComicCon – but I have been to the state fair. I commented to my friend as we…

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The Maternal Role in Korean Dramas: Motherhood and Womanhood in South Korea's Popular Culture Media Read More