#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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A slightly drunken review of Boys Republic in London

It has been just over three weeks since Boys Republic performed for the first time in the UK as part of their European tour and, boy, did my liver need time to recover. But it was not just my liver (and head) that needed that much recovery time in order…

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