All posts tagged in south korea

  • July 1, 2021By Federico Bongiorno

    In the music industry, nobody’s doing it like LOONA — and that statement is not a hyperbole, but a plain reality. The group, albeit not yet as popular in their home country as some of their counterparts, has excelled at showcasing uniqueness in every single artistic angle: a mix of ethereal and elevating sounds with … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/loona-continues-to-take-over-the-world-in-electrifying-mini-album-a-track-by-track-review/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 1, 2020By Zoe

    Editors’ Note: Interview responses have been edited for length and clarity. In the seven years that the world-renowned group, BTS has been around, they’ve been able to achieve several historic “firsts,” and those historic achievements aren’t stopping anytime soon.  The group released the single” Dynamite” on August 21. “Dynamite” is a 70’s-influenced disco-pop song with … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/armys-react-to-bts-historic-no-1-on-billboard-hot-100/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 5, 2020By Chloe Zhao

    Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for the film Parasite.  In the third act of Parasite, before the daughter (Ki-Jeong), son (Ki-Woo) and father (Ki-Taek) of the Kim family escape the Parks’ mansion, a heavy rain ensues. As the Kims make their way down to their semi-basement home, the rain floods downward with them and swamps their … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-the-flood-scene-from-parasite-parallels-celebrity-responses-to-coronavirus/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 10, 2020By Derek Deng

    Last night, Bong Joon-ho rewrote Hollywood history. His 2019 thriller Parasite became the first non-English film to win the Best Picture award at the Oscars, marking a momentous cultural shift in a climate that’s still struggling to promote diversity. Prior to the award ceremony, viewers were angered at the lack of women in nominations for … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/bong-joon-hos-parasite-win-restored-my-faith-in-the-oscars/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 16, 2019By Zoe

    Korean hip-hop trio Epik High (EH) just came back with the EP, sleepless in __________ which features amazing Korean artists, Sunwoo JungA, Crush and Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna as well as BTS’s Yoongi aka Suga and Code Kunst acting as composers and producers on their respective tracks in the album. This EP comes almost a year … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/review-epik-high-returns-with-the-masterpiece-sleepless-in-__________/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 21, 2019By Zoe

    ATEEZ (에이티즈) is an 8-member group under KQ Entertainment. The group consists of Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung and Jongho. The group debuted late last year on October 24th, 2018 with the songs “Treasure” and “Pirate King.” Although ATEEZ only had their debut in October last year, they have made their way into … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/get-to-know-ateez-your-new-favourite-korean-boy-band/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 24, 2018By Zoe

    International Korean music group, BTS were invited to speak as honorary guests at the United Nations General Assembly with UNICEF for the launch of ‘Generation Unlimited’. Generation Unlimited is “a global partnership that aims to ensure that every young person is in education, learning, training or employment by 2030” At this congregation, leader of the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/bts-addressed-the-united-nations-general-assembly/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 22, 2018By Zoe

    Love Yourself 轉 ‘Tear’ is the third Korean studio album by South Korean boy band BTS. The album was released on May 18, 2018, by Big Hit Entertainment. This album is the second installment of the Love Yourself 起承転結 series. This album follows a darker concept than the first installment ‘Her’, as mentioned by the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/btss-love-yourself-%e8%bd%89-tear-a-track-by-track-analysis/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • 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

  • 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

  • August 4, 2017By Zoe

    In every culture and society, there is an ideal beauty standard that millions of people try to live up to. Living up to these ideal beauty standards can be very damaging at times for one’s mental, emotional, and physical health. A country where the beauty standards seem to be quite strict per say is South … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/these-incredible-women-are-defying-south-koreas-beauty-standards/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read