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The Best Korean Christmas Music Videos of 2014

Every year a bunch of Korean artists bring out various cheesy Christmas releases. Sometimes they’re good, most times they’re not but it’s always fun to see what they’ve come up this year. To help you out with this, we’ve picked out 12 of the most…

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This music video is a touching tribute to mothers everywhere

 “모두가 힘든 시절을 보내고 있는 지금, 내가 살아있음을 소중하게 만들어주는 ‘엄마’의 존재를 다시 한번 생각해 보는건 어떨까?”

“Nowadays when everyone is having a hard time, how about thinking once again about the ‘Mum’ who gave us precious life?”
A cheesy question perhaps, but one that rapper Song G wants his listeners to contemplate as they listen to his latest release ‘Mum’ (or ‘Mom’ as you may say…

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Issues with Korean journalism are much worse than false celebrity rumours

Fans of Korean entertainment often bemoan how terrible reporting can be on celebrity news. Whether it’s falsified stories about girl group members leaving the idol world forever, biased reporting towards certain entertainers or articles on news portals mysteriously disappearing, many people feel that there is serious room for improvement…

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12 new music video releases you may have missed (10/11/14-16/11/14)

We’re back again with all the underrated new releases from the past week!

The were a few big releases this week – AOA’s new single was finally released, Lee Hi and Lee Suhyun dropped their collaboration and Kyuhyun released solo single At Gwanghwanmun. Aside from that there were also…

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Zico’s Tough Cookie, cultural differences and the internet outrage machine

When Zico released the music video for Tough Cookie and the end of last week, there was a huge reaction from the international fan community when they noticed that the song contained the word “faggot”, widely considered to be a homophobic slur in much of the English-speaking world.

Predictably…

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12 new music video releases you may have missed (03/11/14-09/11/14)

It was a bit of a slow week in terms of big new releases this week. There was Zico’s controversial Tough Cookie, of course,  and Urban Zakapa’s new album plus Hello Venus came back with a new look and sound (thanks to a Brave Brothers intervention) but aside…

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12 new music video releases you may have missed (27/10/14-02/11/14)

With Korean entertainment companies and record labels uploading all their music videos to YouTube as soon as they’re released, there really has never been a better time to be an international fan of Korean music. Having said that there is now so much new music being released on a…

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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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