The Dark Truth Behind the Glamorous World of KPOP

In realizing the toxicity within the K-Pop industry and Hollywood, we become one step closer to deconstructing the extremely detrimental effects of fatphobia. While the issue of body image is not exclusive to any particular region in the world, I find it imperative to focus on South Korea and its extremely harsh standard of beauty and thinness. 

LING | New Territories

For those who don’t understand the language, it is a chance not only to listen to some good and interesting music, but also to appreciate something that is different from oneself. It calls into question the purpose of art and how we interact with it.

SUN SONGS: 9/22/17

This week’s playlist features music by The Killers, BTS, Cristobal and the Sea, Sleeping with Sirens and more. One of America’s best rock bands, The Killers, released their last album, Battle Born, five years ago. Now they’re back with wonderful, mature new album Wonderful Wonderful. It’s almost as if The Killers grew old and are now everyone’s cool parents that continue to play music everyone enjoys. K-pop boy band BTS’s fresh new album Love Yourself: Her is a beautifully crafted love letter to fans and currently holds the title of top album on Apple Music.

TEST SPIN: BTS — You Never Walk Alone

The collective K-Pop fandom is an intense place where Twitter wars, fan art, fan fictions, group orders and just about anything you can think of happens. However, each K-Pop group’s fandom will do anything to prove that the group they stan is the best, especially the BTS fan base. BTS is quite possibly the most internationally famous K-Pop groups. In just 24 hours, their newest music video, “Spring Day,” reached over nine million views on YouTube. Back in October, BTS left everyone speechless with their dark album Wings, which was based on the book Demian and all about breaking free from a toxic love and learning to love oneself.