Blink and You Missed It: The Biggest Awards Show of the Year

Blink and You Missed It: The Biggest Awards Show of the Year

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Ahem. This is an article all about how, the K-pop fans turned the world upside down. So I’d like to take a moment just sit right there, and I’ll tell you how Nine Flawless Far-out Angels from the Far East came, broke feelings, and ran away with the most prestigious award of the night with a “twinkle” in their step and a little “gee gee” on top.

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Block B: The Next Chapter

Block B: The Next Chapter

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20130619_theoneshots_blockb_thumbnailThe “B” in Block B might as well stand for “Broken hearted.” The Thailand scandal and their lawsuit have already been talked about to death across the K-ingdom, so really, what’s left to talk about? Well, their future, actually!

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Dear K-Pop: Is Cultural Diversity REALLY That Hard?

Dear K-Pop: Is Cultural Diversity REALLY That Hard?

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20130410_theoneshots_supearls_thumbnailHow else are you supposed to feel when you’re treated again and again to news like the SuPearls disbanding, the catastrophically terrible group known as BLUSH, or that another white girl is the object of affection in SHINee’s “Dream Girl” or U-KISS’ “Standing Still”? Enough is enough. Question, K-Pop: Is it really so difficult to freaking add a little aesthetic diversity to your backup dancers, visuals in music videos, and your idols?

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The Big Fat Post About Weight, Women, and Body Image in K-Pop

The Big Fat Post About Weight, Women, and Body Image in K-Pop

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20130325_theoneshots_weight_02_G.NADo we as a public still have issues when it comes to women’s weight? Of course we do, and it’s about time we started talking about it. It is not shameful to be heavy, so long as you’re healthy. Being large (and in charge of it) is not the same as being obese, and that’s an extremely important fact that I feel doesn’t get talked about nearly enough.

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