“A dancer dies twice — once when they stop dancing, and this first death is the more painful.”
One of the things I love most about BTS is their vulnerability. It seems that once they started finding their style and expressing their own thoughts, there have been deep themes about connection and loss and the imminent end on the horizon, the feeling that the wave they’re riding won’t last forever.
Their new song, “Black Swan”, explores this theme in depth, beginning with that soul-wrenching quote from Martha Graham. Come see what all the hype is about — I promise it’s worth it!
Live performances and mixtapes and a girl group, oh my! These are just some of the videos that caught my fancy this week, kfans, including a present from Lee Hong Gi that brought a huge smile to my face. Come see if this music makes you just as happy as it did me.
One of my favorite things about being a kpop fan is watching a strong group come into their own sound and style. iKON debuted in 2015 and here we are five years later, happily anticipating their next comeback. Come read about the direction iKON is headed and see if you like it as much as I do!
I loved M.H. Boroson’s first book, The Girl with Ghost Eyes, and bought this sequel as soon it came out. Boroson has an amazing writing style, handling rich details and deep characters with finesse, and he brings that talent out with a flourish in The Girl with No Face. Come see what Boroson has in store for Li-lin!
I have to wonder — is there anyone in this world who doesn’t love Jackie Chan? Long before I fell down the kdrama rabbit hole, I discovered and was delighted by Jackie in Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon, and The Jackie Chan Adventures. So when my father-in-law recommended Railroad Tigers, you KNOW I had to check it out. Come see if Railroad Tigers lived up to my expectations!
When your kpop bias group releases a mini-album and the poet-rapper from BTS releases an intriguing solo track, how in the WORLD are you supposed to listen to anything else? But for you, dear readers, I did, and I loved what I heard this week. Come celebrate the latest kpop songs to hit the internets, won’t you?
Family lore has it that once upon a time, a great-great-great grandmother of mine married a man 16 years younger than her. Not too far removed from her in the ol’ family tree, a great-great-great grandfather married a woman 16 years his junior. With legends like this running around in my history, dramas with a huge age gap between the leads don’t seem that strange. Come talk about Touch with me and let me know if the age gap is creepy or comfortable!