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  • 12 K-Pop mashups to add to your playlist

    September 15, 2014 @ 6:43 pm

    K-Pop songs are always fun on repeat, but sometimes you just want something to spice up your usual ear candy. That's what K-Pop mashups are for! Products of DJ sorcery, mashups are useful for taking our old favorites, adding a twist, and making them new again. Are your ears getting bored? Playlists getting stale? Then take a look at this list of 12 K-Pop mashups; keep calm and keep K-Popping! Takes Two to Tango If one idol/idol group makes fantas

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  • Top 8 Mukbang Online Streamers on AfreecaTV

    September 15, 2014 @ 3:40 pm

    Mukbang, a mash-up of the Korean words, eating (muk-ja) and broadcasting (bang-song), has caused a huge frenzy in South Korea and it already has been noticed by many western news sites where they have explained it as a unique and strange phenomena that is trending throughout the country. Mukbang has garnered a large following as masses of people gather on online chat rooms of these broadcasting channels and watch normal people delve into massive

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  • Who Wore It Better: Lee Dong Wook vs. Gong Hyo Jin vs. Krystal

    September 15, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

    It's a 3-way battle on 'Who Wore It Better.'  This edition is extra special because it's also co-ed!  Actor Lee Dong Wook, actress Gong Hyo Jin, and f(x)'s Krystal were all spotted wearing the same top by 'Juun. J.' The piece is the oversize "knock" tee—it's a white tee with colorful graphics and the word "knock" in big bold letters going across the shirt.  Lee Dong Wook wore the tee in the variety show, 'Roommate.' 

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  • K-Drama Feature: Most Innovative Use of Props in Kiss Scenes

    September 13, 2014 @ 6:13 pm

    We all love a tastefully done kiss scene in our K-Dramas. We can't live without them, nor would we want to. It's also nice to see that the producers put much effort into making the kiss scene their own by adding creative props, making it much more interesting and memorable than just going straight to sealing the deal. Here are some of the most creative use of props in kiss scenes! "Candy Kiss" - 'IRIS'This one is a classic. In order to make his a

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  • [POLL] Natural vs. Dark: Male Idol Makeup

    September 12, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

    While it's less likely to see male idols primped for a natural and sweet image, it's not often you see them roaming around the whole day in heavy, dark make up, either.  Usually, they opt for casual, light make up, thinly outlining their eyes as just a light touch up to their already good looks.  Then, for music promotions, they turn it up by thickly outlining their eyes, even going for the smoky look, while accentuating their jawline and cheekbo

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  • [Album Review] T-ara - 'And & End'

    September 12, 2014 @ 5:01 pm

    T-ara has finally made a comeback as a group with their mini album, 'And & End.'  T-ara is one group that consistently releases solid songs with catchy dances that have everyone singing and dancing along—as usual, their latest hit, "Number 9," released last year was no exception.  Thus, I was super excited to take a listen to this new mini album.  Let's see if this album was able to exceed our high expectations for this talented veter

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  • [Original Feature] Then and Now: KARA

    September 12, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

    Formed before the K-Pop boom, KARA was created by (at that time) a struggling DSP Media. They debuted as a quartet at a time when various companies were starting idol bands like Girl's Generation and the Wonder Girls and dominating the charts. Upon their debut, KARA was marketed as fierce and confident while featuring an R&B-inspired sound. They also showed their versatility early on as they look quite serious in "Break It," but they can also mix

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  • #TBT: 14 Things Koreans miss from the 90s!

    September 11, 2014 @ 6:41 pm

    By now, you've seen countless of throwback articles floating around the internet reminiscing what it was like to grow up in the States during the 90s. The 90s was an era of the fun and the funny, from retrospectively noob technology, fashion terrorism, to the rise of "Dirty Pop." And if 'Reply 1997' and 'Reply 1994' were any indication, South Korea also had its fair share of the cute and the questionable.  Check out this list of what Koreans miss

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  • [POLL] Natural vs. Dark: Female Idol Makeup

    September 11, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

    There appears to be only two big dichotomies when it comes to appearances in K-Pop. Either you have the sweet and innocent image or you have the fierce and sexy image--although idols usually take on both looks at some point in their career.A lot of female idols look like angels or goddesses with their very natural makeup consisting of a nude or light pink/orange palette.  There's just a tinge of blush flushing the cheeks for a youthful appearance

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  • Who Wore It Better: IU vs. Suzy vs. Eunji

    September 11, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

    It is a three-way battle on this 'Who Wore It Better.'  Three K-pop darlings—IU, miss A's Suzy, and A Pink's Eunji—were spotted wearing the same Check Ruffle 'Steve J and Yoni P' dress. The dress is a red and navy plaid dress with a box top and ruffled bottom; it perfectly matches the girl-next-door charms all three ladies are loved for.  IU wore the dress during her performance at the '2013 Korean Popular Culture Arts Awards,' Suzy in

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