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#PrayForKorea: Why South Korea really does not need your prayers

In response to escalating tensions between North and South Korea, some twitter users managed to trend the hashtag #PrayForKorea earlier today. Keener observers may have already noted that tensions between the two Koreas regularly ramp up like this rarely amounting to much more than some grandstanding military exercises and, on…

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The 10 best Korean music videos of the week: The (mostly) retro edition

It’s been a very vintage week for releases with music videos harking back to virtually every era from the 60s onwards being released by both mainstream and alternative artists. Of course the Wonder Girls have been the ones capturing all the attention with their latest 80s pop gem but…

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Muse-gate: Is Jonghyun a misogynist? No, probably not.

SHINee’s Jonghyun sparked some controversy and debate with a remark he made about women on his MBC radio show Blue Night while talking to Nine, the lead singer of indie band Dear Cloud a couple of weeks ago.

The outrage which only really emerged yesterday surrounded Jonghyun’s assertion…

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