No Destination: How K-Pop Made Me Love Lady Gaga
Usually, when we travel, the remarks we hear upon coming home are how nice it is to have running water, electricity, a life free of disease, and other things relatively low on Maslows Hierarchy of Needs. But the thing that traveling really made me look at differently was being a woman, how that experience is portrayed in pop musicand how that portrayal influences womens self-images. This was never more true than while listening to and watching music videos for K-pop.
K-pop has been gophering in and out of the pop culture for the last few years, bolstered by the music video forwill.i.amand Nicki MinajsCheck It Out,Stephen Colbertsnce rivalryblank">goofy dance rivalrywith Korean pop star Rain! and the occasionalfeatureheralding the Korean Waves arrival. But it has yet to make a... [via Consequence Of Sound]
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