Why So Many Former Emos Are Now K-Pop Fans
Something about these two seemingly disparate genres seems to bring the same people together.
The Sort of Parents ‘Generation Anxiety’ Will Grow Up to Be
How mental health intersects with our decision on whether or not to have kids in the future.
For K-Pop Fans, Devotion Can Come at a High Price
As the huge queues at BTS’ London pop-up showed this week, merch matters. But keeping up appearances as a fan has its price.
A Deep Dive Into the Weird World Of K-Pop Prediction Accounts
What do you do when your favorite artist reveals absolutely nothing about their private lives? You turn to other, more prophetic means.
How São Paulo Fell in Love with Sushi
“Being a Brazilian chef but a descendant of Japanese immigrants, I try to combine all my cultural references to create my dishes.”
Fans Don't Need to Know Korean to Enjoy K-Pop, But it Helps
Korean class enrolments rose by 13.7% between 2013 and 2016, making it the 11th most studied language in the US. How much of this is to do with K-pop?
The Complexity – and Fun – of Being a Queer, Femme K-Pop Fan
Despite there being only one openly gay idol, many LGBTQ+ people find solace and joy in an industry that's notoriously conservative.
Skin from Skunk Anansie Will Always Be a True Original
We spoke to her about the lessons learned fronting a band that's been a haven for queer, angsty fans for 25 years.
How Cake Became a Form of Resistance Under Brazil’s Military Dictatorship
Seeking a way to evade government censors during the military regime that took power in 1964, journalists inserted subversive cake recipes into the pages of Brazil’s national newspapers.
BTS’ Live Show Is a Glowing, Self-Affirming Safe Haven
For fans of the Korean boyband, like myself, their "love yourself" mantra swells in size in a live setting like London's O2 Arena.
We Asked Some Goths What They Actually Think About Death
“We’re more aware of our own mortality than 'normal people', because we embrace it.”
Searching for the True Meaning of Goth in 2018
The subculture has undergone a number of evolutions over the years, so I went to a goth festival in Germany to find out what it even means today.