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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...

Desiigner on Mic Drop Remix – Why the Hype Matters

Since the release of BTS track 'Mic Drop Remix', fan reception of rapper Desiigner's role on the track has varied from love to dislike. Many have embraced the...

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...

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...

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...

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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