YG Entertainment and Authenticity in K-Pop

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The idea of authenticity in pop music is always a contentious…
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K-Pop’s Cringiest Moments of 2014

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K-pop had not seen a worse year than 2009 in terms of scandals…

Brave Brothers and the Culture Industry

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K-pop exists in a strange musical universe in which the biggest…
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Why Are K-Pop Year-End Comebacks Scarce & Disappointing?

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Year-end comebacks are, by nature, tricky things in the K-Pop…

Hello Venus and Sexism in K-Pop

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The release of Sticky Sticky has completely transformed what…
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VIXX & its Successful Use of Themes

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In 2012, VIXX were just one of a multitude of new groups in Korea.…
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The Double Standard of Guns & Murder in K-Pop

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The latest netizen outrage out of the K-Pop world surrounds rapper…

What's Wrong With A.KOR's Kemy Dissing Park Bom?

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One of the most recent scandals involves A.KOR member Kemy and…
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What I Respect About K-Netizens

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Every time a given idol has a scandal, K-Netizens are quick to…

Why Hyomin’s ‘Nice Body’ is Offensive to Women

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For the past few weeks, Core Contents Media hyped up T-ara member…