Struggles of girl groups point to crises in K-pop 2014/10/25, Source,
Psy moved K-pop into a higher gear, galloping across the world with the hit song "Gangnam Style", while boy bands continued to make headlines by holding worldwide concerts and attracting massive audiences.
But it was the K-pop girl groups that first began to perform consistently overseas, starting in nearby nations such as Japan or China before spreading their wings further to countries like the United States. Wonder Girls, of JYP Entertainment, strategically entered the U.S. market in 2009 as an opening act for The Jonas Brothers' World Tour before becoming the first K-pop group to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Treeless Mountain" 2013/03/15,
Whereas movies are near-unanimous in their condemnation of child abuse, it's much more unusual to see anything depicting child neglect in similar terms. In many a film the fact that parents are nowhere to be found is considered a good thing, as it enables many wacky adventures. The question is rarely asked as to what the neglected children do when there aren't any wacky adventures to be had,...More
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