[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] How to Survive in the K-pop Idol Industry: “Lure the Dragon with a...

K-pop Idol industry is a competitive market to survive. With more than 100 idol groups debuting in the past 10 years, it is crucial that each group...

[Opinion] Is It Time for ‘Ai-Tainment’ and Celebrity AI?

The future is here whether you're ready for it or not. Back in late June, SM Entertainment teamed up with ObEN, an artificial intelligence company that uses technology...

[Opinion] SM Entertainment’s ‘Star Date #Irene’ Is a Dangerous Level of Commodification

SM Entertainment's new simulation-based dating game starring Red Velvet's Irene is not only disgusting, but it is also dangerous for both the user and the star herself. SM Entertainment...

[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] 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] Being a Celebrity Does Not Mean Sacrificing Your Individuality and Humanity

Does celebrity mean that you can't be an individual? On the contrary, it is the one factor that defines and elevates a person to an artist. Earlier this...

[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] 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...