[OPINION] Before PSY and BTS, there was Wonder Girls

Living in America, I had never felt more global presence of K-Pop before. Until PSY brought “Gangnam Style” and made everyone dance on their own invisible horses,...

[Opinion] What Is SM Entertainment Doing With Post-Army Super Junior?

Super Junior's post-army comeback was highly anticipated and fulfilled many fans' expectations and desires. Sleek dance moves, a mature concept, and an addictive song. However, with every comeback,...

[OPINION] The Rise of Female-Centric Films in South Korea

It’s been exactly one year since the start of #MeToo Movement, when the sexual misconduct and rape allegations against American film producer Harvey Weinstein came to light...

[Opinion] Dating as a K-Pop Star Is A Risky Business Move

Dating and finding someone to spend the rest of your life with is a desire that most have, but when you're a K-pop star it seems like...

[OPINION] “The Black Label” was a Win-Win Situation for both JYP and Jeon So-Mi

On August 19, what is possibly the most shocking news in the entertainment industry broke out. Jeon So-Mi, the winner of Mnet’s survival program “Produce 101” and...

[Opinion] Freezing Real-Time Charts Has Been an Eye-Opener

Once the Gaon Chart Policy Commission implemented a new policy that freezes real-time streaming charts overnight, it revealed the significance of those hours for idol fandoms. BLACKPINK's comeback...

[OPINION] Has “K” in K-pop Lost Its Meaning?

Recently, a girl group named IZ*ONE officially made their debut, after spending restless nights competing against one another in a survival program “Produce 48” on Mnet. The...

[Opinion] The Slippery Slope of Military Exemptions for Idols

The triumph of Korea's soccer and baseball teams at their year's Asian Games ignited celebrations across the nation. However, the teams' win also sparked something else: debate. The...

[OPINION] Long Live, Mukbang

If you watch South Korean TV programs regularly, you know Mukbang is everything. While it started out small with a single host and online audience on internet...

[Opinion] Keep the Singers, Give Me Actors Instead

The outstanding success of Crazy Rich Asians highlights the power of cinema to dismantle long-held stereotypes about Asians through relatable narratives in a way that music like...