[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] 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] GOT7 Risks Becoming Obsolete Under JYP Entertainment

7 for 7 marks the seventh album from the internationally popular boy group, GOT7. This album, its name, concept, and member involvement,  illustrates and represent the members,...
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[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] 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] 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] 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] 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] 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 TWICE is Least Likely to Change Their “Cutesy” Concept

On April 9, JYP Entertainment’s girl group TWICE made their first comeback of the year with ‘What is Love?’ Despite all the wishes and requests from k-pop fans...