[Opinion] The End of Microdot’s Entertainment Career

Over the past few weeks, several celebrities have been pulled into the limelight not because of their accomplishments, but because of the shady financial dealings of their...

[OPINION] Red Velvet Could Have Done Better than “RBB”

On November 30, Red Velvet made a comeback with their 5th mini album “RBB” and title track of the same name. It was only three months after...

[Opinion] EXO Needs to Comeback With All Members Before Enlistment

Eight members of EXO have participated in the group's past few comebacks. Lay, the ninth and last Chinese member, has been missing in action for promotions or...

[OPINION] Why It’s Harder to Voice Your Opinion When You are a Celebrity

Feminism, Sexual Violence, Political Corruption. “Thanks” to these social outbursts, South Koreans today are the most liberal than they had ever been throughout history or even compared...

[Opinion] Holika Holika X Jella Collaboration Is a Turning Point for K-Beauty

Earlier this year the Korean cosmetics brand Holika Holika launched one of the deepest foundation shades sold in South Korea. As a result, although the line only...

[OPINION] Korean Music Awards Have Successfully Lost Both Prestige and Reason for Existence

On August 30, 2018, Genie Music made a grandeur announcement that the music platform has collaborated with broadcasting station MBC Plus to launch its own music awards....

[Opinion] The Definition of What a Successful K-Pop Group Is Has Evolved

In 2018 especially, the definition of what it means to be a successful K-pop group or artist has evolved to include the western music market. However, with...

[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...