Why Are Fans Problematic?: EXP, Jaden Smith, CoCo Avenue

In the past decade or so, Korean music has transformed dramatically and with that change, comes a diversity in fans; in aspects of both generation and region. Now,...
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The Problem With Westernizing Korean Food

Fried food, burgers, waffles, cheese in a can- sound familiar? It should if you’re from the West, but for Koreans, these are all still relatively new items....

BTS Opens the Door For Asian Representation in US Music Scene

Last night Korean boy band BTS made history by being the first K-pop group to perform on an American awards show, the American Music Awards. Not only...

NCT 2018 Is Finally Here: ‘Empathy’ Album Review Part 2

This is a continuation of my NCT 2018 'Empathy' album review! Part one is here. I was so excited about 'BOSS' and 'GO' that I skipped 'Baby Don't Stop'! I wrote...

Na Haeun Is ‘So Special’ But So Young

Last week, young performer, Na Haeun, made her debut with an original song and music video for her single, 'So Special'. For those who aren't familiar with...

DIA VS. SF9: Sweet Beginnings And Bitter Ends

One of the beauties of K-pop is the wide variety of musical tastes that can be catered to. From bubblegum pop to emotional ballads, there’s really no...
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Confessions of 40 Year Old K-pop Fan

Technically I am a K-drama fan that ended up loving K-pop by extension. I also just turned 41 in October, but that number didn't sound as good...

NCT 2018 Is Finally Here: ‘Empathy’ Album Review

If you're keeping up with my articles then you know just how hard NCT came to snatch my attention this year. One of my favorite YouTubers says they are...

Jay Park and BTS Crack The Code To U.S. Market

Over the past decade or more, several K-pop artists have tried unsuccessfully to break into the U.S. music industry. Not only K-pop but J-pop as well (think...

How to be a Better K-pop Fan

The K-pop fan community is suffering from a plague right now. Fandoms everywhere are wrought with fan wars sparked by the most minor things. The source of...
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MVP Are Coming For Your Biases

If you're trying your best to avoid any more bias wreckers, you may want to build up your strength before reading this. MVP came for us and now...

BTS is ARMY Strong, ARMY Proud

In the wake of the interviews and some of the American media chatter surrounding BTS, there is one thing that keeps showing up over and over that grates...

Did You Know Your Love of K-Pop is Political?

So it’s the end of 2017 and K-Pop is buzzing! BTS, Monsta X, EXO, Twice and Got7 are just a few of the groups being talked about...

NCT U Is Coming Back Y’all

So if you have been anywhere near K-pop stan twitter or Vlive recently then you should know that NCT U are finally making a comeback after...

The Dilemma With K-Celebrity Scandals and International Fans

Now that K-pop’s global popularity has proven its sustainability, should Korean entertainment companies be more considerate of international fans opinions? In the six years I’ve been a...

Monsta X Releases ‘Jealousy’ Trailer!

Monsta X is making a comeback! This is not a drill, their comeback is scheduled for March 26th! They first announced their comeback on March 4th with...

Jay Park Takes Fans Backstage In ‘All Of Me’

I don't know many K-music fans who don't love Jay Park. Whether you were really into the group 2PM when he was part of it, or you...

BTS Face Yourself Japanese Album Review

I'm not sure if there was ever a more anticipated BTS Japanese album like 'Face Yourself,' released on April 4th. A couple of weeks ago on Twitter, a...

Actors We Almost Forgot Were Idols

K-drama lovers may appreciate this article the most. Recently, I was discussing the drama, Hwayugi, with a friend and realized that she had no idea that three...

#BlackOutBTS: Black ARMYs Celebrate the Ending of Black History Month

The United States celebrated Black History Month every year for the month of February. This is a time where Black Americans celebrate their history and heritage in...

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