New Yorker articles about K-Pop

Check these amazing stories about K-Pop in recent New Yorker magazine issues.

OCT 08, 2012
ANNALS OF MUSIC

FACTORY GIRLS

ANNALS OF MUSIC about K-pop, the musical phenomenon which is sweeping Asia and may yet come to the West. Over the last two decades, South Korea, a country of around fifty million, has somehow figured out how to make pop hits for more than a billion and a half…
 
 
 

 
OCTOBER 26, 2012
BLOG: CULTURE DESK

AI WEIWEI’S “GANGNAM STYLE” KNOCKOFF

The Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei horse-trot danced across the Internet yesterday in a parody video, recorded in his Beijing studio and posted Wednesday on YouTube, of the K-pop artist Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music…
OCTOBER 4, 2012
BLOG: CULTURE DESK

VIDEO: WATCHING K-POP

This week in the magazine, John Seabrook writes about the Korean pop music industry. Seabrook first became interested in K-pop via YouTube videos—here’s his playlist of favorites—and in this video he discusses why these…
NOVEMBER 16, 2012
BLOG: CULTURE DESK

K-POP ESCAPE

G-Dragon, T.O.P., Seungri, Taeyang, and Daesung rapped, roared, stomped, and thumped onstage for two more hours, buoyed by a dizzying and ever-multiplying array of props, platforms, and video-screen projections.
OCTOBER 5, 2012
BLOG: PHOTO BOOTH

HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH A K-POP STAR

Sunny Seohyun Sooyoung Hyoyeon Jessica Yuri Tiffany Yoona Taeyeon Girls’ Generation A Beijing resident for the past five years, the photographer Matthew Niederhauser has photographed everything from the ninetieth anniversary of the Chinese Communist…
OCTOBER 4, 2012
BLOG: CULTURE DESK

THE JOYS OF INCOMPREHENSIBLE POP MUSIC

“Gangnam Style,” by the South Korean rapper PSY, is a catchy song, but its extraordinary global success is really the result of its music video, which is a work of genius. The reach of…
DECEMBER 30, 2012
BLOG: SASHA FRERE-JONES

THE YEAR IN MUSIC

Music reflected our precarity, often gloriously; and when people turned to making music precisely because it can exist, for a moment, outside all moments, it was also an act of resistence.
OCTOBER 3, 2012
BLOG: CULTURE DESK

UNCLE PERVY’S K-POP PLAYLIST

K-pop is largely video based—one of the things that’s interesting about the genre is how it has spread around the world largely without the help of radio—and a lot of this piece was reported on YouTube.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
BLOG: CULTURE DESK

GANGNAM BIEBER STYLE

Will the Korean K-pop star PSY’s goofy antics translate to an American audience?
OCTOBER 1, 2012
BLOG: CULTURE DESK

OUT LOUD: K-POP GOES GLOBAL

This week in the magazine, John Seabrook writes about the Korean pop-music industry. Here Seabrook talks with Sasha Weiss about why K-pop is so popular throughout Asia and why he was smitten by its…
 
 

 

Author: Jini

So Cal 1.5 Generation Korean-American / Teacher-In-Training / Freelance MC and Kor-Eng Interpreter

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