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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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Help multicultural Korea documentary ‘Even the Rivers’ get made!

‘Even the River’, the documentary about multiculturalism in Korea has just launched a Kickstarter campaign! A few months ago we had the opportunity to interview director Cindy Lou Howe and it definitely looks like it’s going to be an interesting film once it is released.

The film looks at…

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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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BH Discuss: Are Korean reality talent shows unethical?

Brad Moore, the American drummer of Korean band Busker Busker, stirred up a lot of controversy and discussion this week when a tell-all interview about his time as a contestant of MNET’s music talent show Superstar K was released by VICE.
The portrayal of the show in the…

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BH Discuss: What is a healthy fan/idol relationship?

We’re launching a new weekly feature. Each week will highlight an interesting issue or debate and then we will ask you discuss it with us and each other in the comments. We hope this will start some interesting discussions. So please join in the debate!

When news broke this…

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Win up to $50 of Wishtrend makeup and skincare vouchers

We’re giving away $100 worth of vouchers to spend on a wide range of Korean makeup and skincare courtesy of online Korean cosmetics store Wishtrend! There will be 3 winners who will be chosen at random.

The prizes are:

1st Place – $50 Wishtrend voucher

2nd Place – $30 Wishtrend voucher…

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Win a Meet and Greet with Jay Park!

Going to see Jay Park on one of his European dates? If so, we’ve got exciting news for you!

As part of Jay Park’s European tour, Invazi and Annyeong Europe are giving fans the chance to win a meet and greet with Jay himself.

There is one up…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 2nd – 7th June

 Image above from artist Yun-Kyung Jeong’s exhibition The Arcadian State which opens this week

It’s a good week for anyone interested in East/West diplomacy with a couple of events being held by the KCCUK and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to celebrate 130 years…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 24th – 30th June

There is a variety of events taking place this week. For the film lover, there are various events throughout the week with the ongoing Focus on Korea strand at the Edinburgh Film festival as well as a couple of screenings happening in London. There is also another K-pop concert…

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