Depression, jonghyun

[Opinion] Who Was Jonghyun’s Doctor?

Who was the doctor mentioned in Jonghyun’s suicide letter? The answer is a bit more complicated than a name. Who was that doctor Jonghyun mentioned in his suicide...

[OPINION] Just Like Fashion Trends, K-Pop Has Come Full Circle

Just like fashion trends, K-pop has come full circle. With the growing popularity of K-pop in both domestic and international music industry, people are finally starting to...

[Opinion] What’s The Deal With K-Netizens?

Love them, hate them, compliment them, insult them -- the relationship that the international K-pop community has with K-netizens is complicated. Translations and translators have played a significant...

[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,...

[Opinion] Fans Need to Stop Asking Celebrities to Apologize for Everything

Anyone who is at least familiar with the exciting world of Korean entertainment must have noticed that celebrities seem to get negative backlash easily. As a result,...

[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] “Mr. Sunshine” Exemplifies the Risky Business of Historical Drama

If you are a true K-drama fanatic, you know that tvN’s newest drama “Mr. Sunshine” is THE talk of the town right now. From its impressive lineup of...

[Opinion] Where “Plane Bae” and K-Pop Fandoms Meet: Fanfiction

"Plane Bae" and K-Pop fanfiction are the same: entertaining yet absolutely problematic. Earlier this month a Rosey Blair, an actress, photographer, and writer boarded a flight from New...

[OPINION] Mnet’s ‘PRODUCE 101’ Series Represent the Bitter Reality of Korean Society

Everyone will probably agree that ‘PRODUCE 101’ series is one of the most sensational survival programs that Mnet ever invented. The idea of forming a group that satisfied...