Former and forever Laboum Yulhee turns twenty! We hope Yulhee has found love and happiness–and why not love and a baby carriage?  Yes, she is still so young, but already in her teen years she has secured a place in the annals of popular music and touched the hearts of thousands. May God bless and […]

Whatever else you may think of the new Lovelyz MV, I’ve never seen so much Christmas imagery displayed in what is still the golden warmth of Autumn.  And that’s gotta be something pretty important in itself: With obvious throwbacks to “Shooting Star”, this video is also suggestive of SNSD’s “All My Love Is For You” […]

I. Truth. The Alt-Right believes in objective truth. Man surveys the myriad phenomena of the human, living, and physical worlds and beholds sequence and symmetry. We notice patterns and test predictions. Humans exist not apart from the natural order, but occupy a remarkable place within in as rational animals. The search for truth is what […]

In one of my life’s most shocking instances of synchronicity, I enjoyed this morning a very long and detailed dream in which I was flirting over breakfast with Laboum’s Solbin and Yulhee, only to discover a little after awaking (after first mini-marathoning some Laboum videos) that in real life Yulhee has, this very morning, left […]

If you were left forever wondering just what was beyond that door inside the old tree trunk in 2016’s “Brand New Days” video, we may finally have the answer: Not only does the “Orion” MV provide us a fresh set of magical portals, a la the door in the woods in C. S. Lewis’ The […]

GFriend’s achingly melancholy ballad “Summer Rain” and April’s high-flying “Take My Hand” lift K-pop this Autumn to stirring heights of romanticism. And Music Bank has given each of these lofty songs their most perfectly radiant presentations.     Let us savor this exhilarating excess of beauty September has finally delivered, through this promising October that […]

A Pink’s maknae turns 21! –in the midst of a happy and glorious season of A Pink triumph!   –and while this post is prescheduled (and the last time I had to do this for Hayoung it didn’t post!), wherever I may be there will be happy wishes in my heart for Hayoung. Happy birthday […]

A Pink’s glorious Reconquista of K-pop continues with their fourth trophy for “Five”! With the “veteran” girl group displaying its musical, social, and cultural hegemony at the foremost ranks of the field.     The girls delighted in their lemony outfits with the blue rococofied blue pocket ribbon detailies.  And now, in further proof of […]

Red Velvet’s “One of These Nights” MV has been, from the moment it was released, a personal favorite and a conspicuous example of an “instant classic.” Awash from beginning to end with spellbinding imagery, captured with peak technical fluency, “One of These Nights” would be, even without any search for hidden meaning, a work of […]

Truly, we have been blessed with this resurgence of legendary A Pink to the pinnacle of triumph with “Five”! I went to bed early, in part due to real fatigue but also, alas, deterred from imagining there was much of a shot thanks to a quick perusal of a onehallyu poster’s breakdown of next week’s […]

It sounds as though A Pink is indeed going to tap into some of their “old school” high energy dance-pop for their Summer Comeback! Regardless of what the charts will say, I expect this is going to be an immensely enjoyable addition to the A Pink canon.  But we pray it also sweeps Korea by […]

The great Roger Moore, seven times James Bond, has died at the age of 89. Roger Moore was more than just James Bond– he did a couple of non-Bond pictures with the great On Her Majesty’s Secret Service director Peter Hunt, for example.  But it is his dapper tenure as 007 from 1973 to 1985 […]

The latest A Pink Japanese single is less J-pop than straight-up pure retro K-pop recalling the dulcet musicbox funk of S.E.S. and Baby VOX, and to top off the confectionary sound A Pink has mounted a video that is a veritable orgy of Rococo hues and girlish opulence: Fans of Kara’s enormously successful Japanese run […]

The sublimity of WJSN’s 3rd single, unleashed upon last weekend’s music shows! We’ve meant a million times to honor a hot new single in this fashion (alas, poor “Destiny”, dear “Only One”!), but superrookies WJSN richly deserve this with the utter loveability and insane infectiousness of their new masterwork. M! Countdown with hives of purple […]

A Pink’s special holiday single launches with an Easter Egg-hued video full of cute thrills: With a sound that makes it an appropriate companion piece to “Only One”, “Cause You’re My Star” doesn’t go for the soaring melodicism that typifies classic A Pink singles but nonetheless weaves a sweetly dulcet spell– with the glaring possible exception […]

Deflecting whatever slump might have been feared over the year’s hiatus since “Remember”, A Pink return with a gorgeously sophisticated new single and music video, giving a mature gloss to their autumn comeback while losing none of their exquisite girlish charm. The girls’ moody housesitting routines, eating pancakes alone on the stairs or dumping out […]

GFriend’s most manic single yet storms through the headphones and into our hearts with this retro-hyper music video: Thin on narrative and high on life, “Navillera” boldly (and correctly) decides not to deviate from the “School Trilogy” theme which has helped GFriend’s meteoric rise.  With over 60,000 physical pre-release orders for their new album, GFriend at […]

Irradiant and angelic, supernal A Pink soars to triumph on Saturday’s Show! Music Core with another win for “Luv”: –with perhaps their most lambent and lively stage yet.  Congratulations, A Pink!  God Bless A Pink, and God bless the Pink Pandas!

Jiyul=Wallflower? lolzolz  Snow way! And while it doesn’t have Lovelyz Jiae’s “ding dong dang”, this does have Ah Young’s patented “ding dong”!

Tales from the slight yet splendorous A Room With a View:

–which showed how shockingly young and vernal the Fairy Idols remained, more than five and a half years since their debut. And today?  They remain shockingly young and vernal still!  Plus, are releasing their third Japanese album!  A Pink hwaiting and Merry Christmas!

A Pink’s refulgent megahit’s fourth shining performance on Inkigayo, and the second leg of their Triple Crown:

To what wickedness will some stoop in order to achieve their agenda?  Whoever the culprits of the deception, however deep the swamp of evil may sink, the Sandy Hook “actors” have the blood of treason on their hands.  “Grieving” purported father Robbie Parker smiles and smiles like the Joker, the Devil, as he prepares to […]

Like the Ford administration, it was fun while it lasted: Four big hits, plus fun stuff like “I Want to See” and, at what no one then would’ve foreseen as the end, “Hello Bubble”– before a bit of scripted aloofness on tv and then the sonic monstrosity of “Ring Ma Bell” ended their hegemony. But […]

FBI Anon said there’d be civil war if the whole truth ever came out.  Is that in part because so much of American history’s will of the people has been overridden in the trunk of a ward heeler’s Buick full of fake ballots?

Thou still ravishing daughters of music, though not yet brides of Korean captains of industry! Truly, truly beautiful– dare I admit how much Qri looks like Ivanka Trump in this video?  Ah, but Qri, Qri, I trust you the more!  And vivacious Eunjung, now twenty-nine but still so sleek and chic. And what adventures will […]

Pretty shocking that Red Letter Media endorses Blade Runner 2049 over the masterpiece original (which they definitely don’t think was a masterpiece to begin with!).  My goodness, what next: Attack of the Clones is better than The Empire Strikes Back? In the comments, Adam Monroe summarizes the crappy plot of the new Blade Runner: Hi, […]

you silly black sissy, you!

Well I should hope it is.  “Democracy” does not mean black people voting in a White-majority land.  It does not mean “gay” “rights”.  And it does not mean globalization, multiracialism, or the surveillance state. Barack Obama is not even an American.  He has no right to opine on the proper operations of the American republic, […]

So an official birthday posting later.  Happy Birthday in Korea Vivi! Also, it’s 3 years and a day since another glorious Inkigayo stage and win for A Pink’s “Luv”. Can’t post now, gotta go to the bathroom and the clock is running out!

I love Eunji’s hair in this one btw.

WJSN’s second-runner-up maknae and glorious burst of summer Yeoreum is so sweet and loveable! It pains me that some idiots somehow miss the utter magic of this walking talking golden retriever of a girl.  Yeoreum we luv you!  WJSN Yeoreum hwaiting!

Millennial Woes deconstructs an hilariously problematic misreading of the Alt-Right from “Prager University”:

A picture is worth a thousand words:  

Personally, I think any auteur worth their salt has to be doing the framing, but this is a nice talk-through of the spectrum from the English major-turned-director (my epithet, not his!) to the Ridley Scott (before he got off the wagon) type types (also my epithet, not his).

Yeah yeah I know the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy nor Roman nor an empire; but if folding space lets you travel without moving and they’ve had 10,000 years to work on it, shouldn’t the “Known Universe” over which Shaddam IV rules be a hell of a lot bigger? And if Frank Herbert said […]

The second week’s “Luv” stage sees the girls in a rapturously autumnal setting, and puts them on the cusp of the triumphant Triple Crown victory that would commence with the third week.  Even among the sublimities of the “Luv” era, this stage beams so brightly!

says onehallyu poster ReveLuvAZ of . . . Wendy!

–claims commenter Le Hai Ha, and I’m not inclined to disagree.

–a little riff on Kubrick’s The Shining, whose decorative motifs the LCD screens mimic.  Once again, Woolim delivers luxurious outfits, and Lovelyz do not disappoint:  

A walk in the park is a lot of fun; but I hope that smell I stepped in wasn’t dung.

It can’t be denied: April has made two strong shots at Best Song of the Year.  While we still bask in the autumn swirl of “Take My Hand”, the chill of approaching Christmas reminds us to gather round again for “April Story”:  

The gorgeous outfits, the Crayola-hued and stiletto-sharp stage lights: WJSN (sans Mei Qi) in fine form on Music Bank’s stage with the evergreen and glorious “I Wish”: OMG Dayoung and Bona on the cover screencap! Yes I loved that flirty improve at first sight! Keep singing and dancing down that flower path to destiny!  WJSN […]

–a dedicated onehallyu thread for the 3rd anniversary of A Pink and Shinsadong Tiger’s magnum opus, the Song of the Decade, “Luv”.

  With Godfather Part III star George Hamilton!

  Luv Bomi’s brooch too!

We interrupt this Thanksgiving’s viewing of Hannah and Her Sisters to report that Styx, after posting a video criticizing google for downgrading RT’s returns in order to “protect” us from wrongthink, has been removed from youtube for “violating community guidelines”! Totalitarian bullshit!  You coward faggot commie “liberals”, the man’s a centrist! Heck, he’s not even […]

Dal Shabet’s Woohee turns 26! The pop princess is still–as far as I know?–competing on The Unit, but whatever she’s up to, we wish Sweet Woohee a happy birthday!   Woohee hwaiting!

–like miss A in patent leather performing their E-tribe produced classic “Hush”: A song I did say at the time I admired coldly rather than viscerally.  And yet, particularly of late, I return to it over and over: it has proven itself one of the canonical works in K-pop, and a song which, though not […]

Teen queen no more, Goddess  Sujeong turns 20!   May you twinkle forever, beautiful and preppy and peppy and lovely Lovelyz Sujeong!  God bless you! Sujeong hwaiting!

Why it’s been such a struggle (comparatively speaking) for them this year will, I think, go down as one of the great headscratchers in K-pop history.  It looks to me like they did everything right:

With an intriguingly rancid Fulci-style look and macabre story of predation, “Peek-a-Boo” is a creative–but infuriating–entry in the Red Velvet music video pantheon. Hearkening back to the dreamlike, lowkey eroticism of “Automatic”, the latest Red Velvet offering shows us the girls as apparent zombie girls with a vampiric taste for hunting boyish prey.  In the […]

This does not change the fact that all their previous releases suck.

I don’t recommend Lucio Fulci movies, but they do have a certain look about them, and this video looks like it’s going to be very creepy and inventive. I hope. Not that Red Velvet videos are ever crap–even “Rookie” is sort of interesting and technically very well done if you turn the sound off– but […]

It just kills me to see these newsfeed items like “Papa John’s apologizes for CEO’s divisive remarks” or “NFL accuses Jerry Jones of stirring up controversy”.  Hey listen assholes: the only ones “stirring up controversy” are your millionaire felons in spandex who insist upon disrespecting the National Anthem at your games.  Anyone who complains about […]

I was amused with the comments under this Blackpink performance as well, so here’s more of Lisa doing her thing with the rest of her crew: