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Korea’s First Plus-Size Model Responds to the “Korea’s Unrealistic Beauty Standard” Article

“Behind every glance is a judgment” –John Berger, Ways of Seeing Comments on one’s figure is often, quite subtly, a customary greeting between friends in Korea, even towards foreign men. I recall, during my time in Busan, when an old ahjussi (elder man) at the Shinsegae sauna (shower area) sparked a conversation with me by commenting…

Keith Ape’s ‘It G Ma’ Remix is Here and it Features Waka Flocka Flame, Dumbfoundead, Father, and ASAP Ferg

New Year’s Day 2015, Keith Ape dropped “It G Ma” and that song alone inspired me to go into detail about the divide that separates youth culture and those nostalgic of “better days.” Nothing was the same after that song released, at least not for me, and definitely not for Keith. “It G Ma” is…

Atlanta’s Own, Slug Christ, Borrows the Talents of Seoul, Korea’s Keith Ape for ‘Honja’

Slug Christ is one of the more intriguing players in rap right now. He pulls from the voice of the internet and the angst of the youth with parallels to Sweden’s Yung Lean and it’s Sluggar that is the next artist up in the Awful Music camp, which boasts breakout cult classic star Father. In…

IN SEOUL: Episode 4, James Ha Talks Culture Shock, Plastic Surgery, and South Korean Cheesesteaks

In this current episode of IN SEOUL we get to sit down with a man that has moved to the opposite side of the world from where he grew up, which is Philadelphia. This man is James Ha. James has gained notoriety from singing and popularizing body beatboxing. He has since moved to Korea and…

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