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[Film Review] The Piper (2015)

I feel like before I start this review I should give a warning. If you have a weak stomach, don’t watch this movie. If you are deathly afraid of rodents, don’t watch this movie. If you have a hard time with children, don’t watch this movie. I…

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BH Playlist: A brief musical guide to Unpretty Rapstar 2

Unpretty Rapstar 2 is the second season of the reality show where female rappers from idol groups and underground, battle it out to bee crowned the best.  I will admit it. I started watching to see who would be good and who would be a catty hot mess. Imagine my…

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Korean Indie Interview: KCON LA Concert Opening Act, COREMAGAZINE

The second night of KCon LA 2015 was filled with screaming fans as they waited for the final concert to begin. As the lights dimmed our ears were treated to, not the normal sugary sweet pop music we expect of k-pop, but something more rock infused. Core Magazine entered…

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[Book Review] Practical Korean by Samuel E. Martin

I have been trying to learn the Korean language ever since I first watched City Hunter without subtitles. I got the idea of what was happening but if you were to ask me what they were saying, I wouldn’t be able to tell you specifics. Enter “Practical Korean”. A…

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Korean Indie Music Interview: Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio

There is more to Korean music than K-pop and hip-hop. Not that there is anything wrong with those genres but if you don’t expand your knowledge, you are truly missing out on some great talent. One such talent is the amazing group, Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio. The…

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BH Playlist: Big Bang, The Road So Far

YG Entertainment has announced that Big Bang will have their comeback in April 2015. Finally! It’s been 1,082 days and counting since the release of their Alive album (Yes, I’ve been keeping track – don’t act like you haven’t as well.) And so, in anticipation of…

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BH Playlist: Korean Jazz

Korean music is so much more than K-pop and idol music. This playlist was created to show you a more mature yet still fantastically entertaining genre, Korean Jazz. You might even discover something you love. Let the voices of Winterplay, Kwon Soon-kwan, Kim Mi-jin and more soothe…

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BH Playlist: Women of Korean Hip-Hop and R&B

We saw an influx of Korean hip-hop and R&B singers towards the end of 2014. While most were enjoyable, not many were female. Not to worry because Beyond Hallyu has you covered. Introducing some of the best female vocalists of Korean hip-hop and R&B…

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BH Playlist: Disco Fever

Holiday season is here! People are hustling and bustling trying to get last minute things done before everything shuts down for the New Year. Tempers are probably short and tension is high. There is only one thing to do at a time like this. Disco. That’s right! Heading out…

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