Biju Belinky

K-Pop

Why So Many Former Emos Are Now K-Pop Fans

Something about these two seemingly disparate genres seems to bring the same people together.
Biju Belinky
7.29.19
mental health

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.
Biju Belinky
6.24.19
Into The K-Pop World

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.
Biju Belinky
5.31.19
Into The K-Pop World

A Deep Dive Into the Weird World Of K-Pop Prediction Accounts

What do you do when your favourite artist reveals absolutely nothing about their private lives? You turn to other, more prophetic means.
Biju Belinky
4.5.19
Munchies

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.”
Biju Belinky
3.12.19
Into The K-Pop World

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?
Biju Belinky
3.6.19
Into The K-Pop World

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.
Biju Belinky
2.6.19
Interviews

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.
Biju Belinky
1.31.19
brazil

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.
Biju Belinky
1.17.19
we saw this

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.
Biju Belinky
10.11.18
Important Questions Raised By...

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.”
Biju Belinky
6.11.18
Important Questions Raised By...

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.
Biju Belinky
6.1.18
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