Behind the glamorous facade of Korean music, there is widespread mistreatment of musicians and rampant disregard for their rights as workers
When G-Dragon released his latest album in the form of a USB, fans, critics and music sites alike began to weigh in. Can a downloadable link be an album?
Flaunting its "drug-free" status, S Koreans vilify marijuana. But the history of demonizing weed is short, which began under Park Chung-hee's dictatorship.
As recreational use of nitrous oxide, or "laughing gas," rises in South Korea, more people are getting a cheap and seemingly innocuous high from "happy balloons."
They pay to create a rainforest and dig wells. They also stalk their idols and compete to see who are better fans. Welcome to the world of K-pop fandom.