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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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Roadtrip! – BH Playlist

Image above: Chuseok traffic at a standstill from 1993 (source)

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The biggest annual Korean holiday Chuseok took place this week . Aside from being an excuse for K-pop companies to post up lots of photos (and, boy, do they do take full advantage of it!), Chuseok…

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Pororo the Little Penguin: South Korea’s second president?

Recently revealed to be the most searched term on Google Korea for the first half of 2013, he is one of South Korea’s largest cultural exports of the past few years. With his distinctive eyewear, round face and larger-than-life personality, he has invaded the screens of homes…

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SECRET’s Hyosung, Netizens and Democracy in South Korea

K-pop girl group SECRET’s leader Hyosung has been having a bit of a tough time recently. At first it was all the articles and comments about her diet which overshadowed the group’s recent comeback and then something a little more serious happened. Yesterday on a radio show…

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Why Baby Hyuna makes me feel so uncomfortable

A few days ago, my evening was ruined just a little bit by a series of videos that appeared on allkpop. They featured a four year old girl on the popular TV show Star King dancing to a series of songs by Hyuna including her big hits Bubble Pop and…

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Why A-PRINCE are coming to the UK: The idol industry now. [UPDATED]

Reading the western media’s many, many articles about the advancement of K-pop this year, you could be forgiven for thinking that idol groups, the aspect of the Korean entertainment industry most associated with K-pop, are doing spectacularly well. Since the huge success of Gangnam Style, nearly every…

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Behind the Scenes, Our Favourite People in Kpop: Kim Eana, lyricist

We are launching our new regular feature looking at the people in K-pop that you don’t often see. These are some of the most important people in the industry, working hard behind the scenes to bring you all your favourite acts. Sometimes it can be difficult to find…

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