Get Ready for Gangnam Style, Part Two: Psy Releases Music Video for “Gentleman”!

For almost a year now, the world has been wondering how Psy will possibly follow up what was likely the most famous song in the world back in 2012. After playing a massive, sold out concert in Seoul this evening, he released the video on YouTube. Here it is.

Listen to Psy’s New Single “Gentleman”: Viral or Non-Contagious?

After several weeks of eager anticipation in the K-Pop world, Psy’s new single “Gentleman” has made its way into the net. Is it as catchy as “Gangnam Style”? Will lightning strike twice? Have  a listen and be the judge.

Shit Koreans Say: All the Korean You’ll Ever Need to Know

Okay, maybe not all, but it’s a good start. It’s been more than a year since J-Reyez and Lydia Paek uploaded Shit Koreans Say. It doesn’t get old because after living in Korea for 3 years, I’ve heard pretty much every phrase a thousand times. It’s a comical crash course in the Korean language.

Is Seoul An Ugly City? Urban Planning in Korea’s Capital

This week the Korea Times posted an article called Filthy Shades of Grey that strongly criticized architecture and urban planning in Korea’s capital city. So how hideous is Seoul, really?

Gaming Yourself to Death: A Visit to a PC Bang in Korea

South Korea has two Starcraft channels, a professional Starcraft circuit, and a whole lot of internet cafes specializing in gaming. Meanwhile in China, a man called for emergency services to save him from…the internet. Online gaming is BIG in Asia.

Queer Korea: Slow and Small First Steps

Starting in 2003, gay marriages have been performed in Canada, and in 2005 the federal government officially passed the Civil Marriage Act which utilized gender neutral terms and allowed same-sex couples to marry. But Korea is a long, long way off from anything remotely similar.

America’s Relationship With Korea in Five Seconds or Less

Politics can be complicated. The situation between North Korea, South Korea and invariably the United States is one of tension and restraint. Here’s how to understand the gist of it in five seconds or less.

Sexy and Surreal: 2NE1’s “Scream” Isn’t That Ear Piercing

2NE1 is set to release an album in English in the United States sometime this year. Under the guidance of Black Eyed Pea (?), it’s possible that Americans will find themselves drunkenly spasming to a whole new version of this song come October.