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Who were you again? 5 more K-Pop groups you may not remember

Who were you again? 5 more K-Pop groups you may not remember

K-Pop groups come and go. Some stay around longer than others but what about the forgotten groups of K-Pop yesteryear? What happened to them? In a follow on from our popular Who were you again? 5 K-Pop groups you may not remember we bring you 5 more…

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BTS, War of Hormone and the new aggressive hip hop idol masculinity Read More
Will Korea-China film collaborations save or break the Korean film industry?

Will Korea-China film collaborations save or break the Korean film industry?

Chinese actress Tang Wei (photographed here at the BIFF 2014) recently became a popular figure in Korea after marrying Korean film director Kim Tae Yong

Anyone paying close attention to this year’s Busan Film Festival would have noticed a much larger Chinese presence than in recent years. Of the…

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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
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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