Saturday Playlist - Soundtrack to Studying!

Image above: Junior students praying for their seniors on the day of their exam

The biggest moment in any Korean high school student’s life the College Scholastic Ability Test was held this week. On Thursday workplaces opened later and extra public transport was provided to ensure that students across…

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Saturday Playlist - Girl Power!

Last week South Korea was ranked 111th in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report highlighting once again the many difficulties Korean women face in employment, education and in general society. This is a topic we have covered in various ways before including the huge gender discrepancy in…

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BH Discuss: The trouble with Trouble Maker?

Every so often a K-pop video comes along that gets everyone talking. Yesterday Trouble Maker made themselves the latest addition to this list with the release of their new single “Now”.

With heaving drinking, smoking, sex scenes and implied interracial sexual relations, this video was clearly designed to push…

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Saturday Playlist - Ultimate K-pop Halloween Party!

South Korean employees from Everland amusement park frighten tourists on a street in Seoul, South Korea.
(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Autumn is in full swing in the northern hemisphere, bringing the changing leaves and crisp Fall nights. Halloween, with ancient European roots that came into its current incarnation in…

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BH Discuss: Is cultural appropriation a problem in K-pop?

It seems that every few months or so ‘cultural appropriation’ becomes a hot topic among K-pop blogs. So far we have strayed away from this topic largely because no one seems to be able to come up with a clear definition of what it actually is and, more importantly…

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Saturday Playlist: Get Up And Go!!

We all have those days. Waking up and just not wanting to get out of bed. Rolling around in bed and turning the pillow over to the cold side. Switching off that annoying alarm for just 2 more minutes in bed! But do we all have a playlist? Songs that…

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