[Opinion] The “I Need Oppa No Matter What!” Female Character Trope Needs to Go

More than just being a third-rate, convenient, superficial, and mostly unnecessary, this female character trope is also a wasted opportunity.   Mix beauty and wealth with a dollop of...

[Opinion] Mnet’s Asian Music Awards (MAMA) Does Not Represent Asia

The award show could be hosted on every continent and still fail. Simply put, the Mnet Asian Music Awards is not really for Asia and doesn't represent...

[Opinion] What’s the Deal With the SpartAce Mania?

The dating rumors between singer Kim Jong-kook and actress Song Ji-hyo have only gotten stronger and more widespread, even after they both denied having any romantic relationship. The...

[Opinion] Yes, Song Min-ho Wrote Sexist Lyrics for ‘No Thank You’

Winner’s Song Min-ho is back on the news with more controversy for his “misogynistic” lyrics. On Oct 23, Epik High released their 9th album, ‘We’ve Done Something Wonderful’....

[Opinion] A Response to Han Seo-hee’s Post on Transgender People

Han Seo-hee, former trainee involved in the marijuana case with Big Bang's T.O.P, recently sparked another controversy with her recent SNS post. As an outspoken self-labeled feminist, Han is...

[Opinion] Five Trends K-pop Needs to Lose for the New Year

The hectic year has come to an end. In 2017, K-pop groups such as BTS and TWICE saw huge growth in popularity in both domestic and overseas markets....

[Opinion] Why Hello Counselor Is Not Really About Counseling

“Hello Counselor” is a KBS-run program that brings attention to regular people and their life stories. The show debuted in November 2010 and features hosts Shin Dong-yup,...

[Opinion] The Hallyu Ban in China is Dead. The Drones at the Song-Song Wedding...

Over the few weeks Korean media content has consistently found a way past the Hallyu ban that China has had in place for more than a year....

[Opinion] There Is a Secret Behind The New York Times’ Reason for Including ‘Stranger’...

"Stranger" is a great show, but there is a fundamental reason why it stands out -- but The New York Times was scared to say it. I didn't...

[Opinion] Ya’ Faves Don’t Need to Come to the U.S. to Prove Their Significance

The Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, have arguably had the best U.S. television and stage debut in K-pop history during a whirlwind week in November. But,...