Hien Nguyen

  • March 6, 2018By Hien Nguyen

    Following the footstep of his fellow group members, RM and Suga, Bangtan Sonyeondan’s J-Hope finally debuted his own mixtape. The artist’s mixtape, titled “Hope World,” was released on Mar. 2 after two years in the making. The South Korean star is recognized as BTS’s lead dancer, but his new mixtape further proves his versatility as a … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/j-hopes-new-mixtape-proves-how-versatile-btss-rap-line-really-is/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 7, 2018By Hien Nguyen

    With incredibly catchy guitar riffs and choruses along with head-bobbing melodies, “Indie” is the perfect genre to lift your mood up. Here are some essential track you’ll be glad you found: 1. “She’s A Riot” — The Jungle Giants One of my favorite indie tracks of all time, “She’s A Riot” is not only catchy … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/here-are-5-feel-good-indie-tracks-to-add-to-your-playlist/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 31, 2017By Hien Nguyen

    If you’re an avid follower of the Kpop community, you have probably heard of a supergroup by the name of Wanna One. Despite debuting less than 5 months ago, Wanna One is undoubtedly one of the hottest groups in South Korea right now–and their fame is well-deserved after their hard work in Season 2 of the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/meet-the-monster-rookies-that-took-the-kpop-world-by-storm-in-2017/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 19, 2017By Hien Nguyen

    As of Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 (South Korea time), one of K-pop’s biggest stars Kim Jonghyun from SHINee has sadly and suddenly passed away. He was found unconscious at his rented apartment studio in Seoul and was quickly rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead not long after. Police suspected he might’ve committed suicide … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-the-death-of-shinees-jonghyun-is-a-wake-up-call-for-mental-health-awareness-in-south-korea/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 15, 2017By Hien Nguyen

    As Fox’s police sitcom Brooklyn Nine-nine wrapped up its 5th season, there are discussions on if the show will be renewed or not, worrying its dedicated fanbase including me. When talking about the television industry in general, high ratings are important to maintain and keep a show going. Despite having quite low view ratings for … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-its-important-to-save-shows-like-brooklyn-nine-nine/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 8, 2017By Hien Nguyen

    As we enjoy this last month of 2017, we reminisce about all the amazing contributions in the field of music this year. From the debut album of One Direction’s Harry Styles to the return of Kesha, it’s safe to say this was a great year to discover new bangers. However, with the release of so … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/4-incredibly-underrated-albums-and-eps-of-2017/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read