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Suzume no Tojimari makes a big hit

‘Suzume no Tojimari’ makes a big hit

Andrew Shin, Reporter | Mar 15, 2023

On Mar. 8, “Suzume no Tojimari,” better known as “Suzume,” began airing around theaters in Korea. Directed by Makoto Shinkai, “Suzume” is an animated adventure film based on the Great East...

Cinema scope: ifs, buts, and director’s cuts

Cinema scope: ifs, buts, and director’s cuts

Brandon Choi, Executive Copy Editor | Mar 15, 2023

On March 18, 2021, “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” a director’s cut of 2017’s “Justice League,” was released on HBO Max. This came after years of online fans incessantly campaigning with...

SBS 8 News broadcasts details about the scandal

Korail employee violates RM’s privacy

Sophie Choi, Reporter | Mar 13, 2023

On March 1, SBS 8 News reported that Korail employee ‘A’ had been accessing BTS member RM’s personal information unauthorized by checking his ticket information and details listed on the Korail app,...

Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber

Selena Gomez, Hailey Bieber feud

Erin J Choi, Reporter | Mar 13, 2023

Beginning in January, the long-standing feud between former Disney Channel star Gomez and model Hailey Baldwin reignited over a series of social media posts. On Jan. 9, Hailey posted a TikTok video with...

Sam Smith receives backlash

Sam Smith receives backlash

Sophie Choi, Reporter | Mar 3, 2023

Non-binary singer-songwriter Sam Smith has recently been the target of extreme bullying among many social media communities, especially Twitter, raising concern about the prejudice that the public still...

BTS agency HYBE becomes largest shareholder in SM Entertainment

BTS agency HYBE becomes largest shareholder in SM Entertainment

Jennifer Kwon, Reporter | Feb 24, 2023

On Feb. 10, BTS’s agency HYBE announced their plan to acquire a 14.8 percent stake in SM Entertainment.  SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo-man agreed to let Hybe chairman Bang Si-hyuk buy this massive...

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Korean ‘Breaking Bad’ remake in the works

Brandon Choi, Executive Copy Editor | Feb 24, 2023

On Feb. 14, an exclusive report from MSN stated that the popular TV series “Breaking Bad” was being adapted into a K-Drama. Lee Chang-Yeol will reportedly direct the show under the production company...

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Fans await Korean TV show ‘Jinny’s Kitchen’

Cherlin Kim, Managing Editor | Feb 24, 2023

On Feb. 24, Korean TV show ‘Jinny’s Kitchen’ will air its first episode at 8:50 p.m. on TVN. The show will feature actor Park Seo-joon, actor Lee Seo-jin, BTS V, and actress Jung Yu-mi who collaboratively...

Official poster for Physical: 100

“Physical: 100” challenges audience

Sophie Choi, Reporter | Feb 22, 2023

The new Korean Netflix reality show “Physical: 100” is a large-scale competition in which 100 contestants compete in various challenges that test their physical strength, endurance, and teamwork, with...

SM founder Lee Soo-man  (left), Hybe founder Bang Si-hyuk (right)

Hybe to purchase largest SM shares

Cherlin Kim, Managing Editor | Feb 16, 2023

On Feb. 10, K-pop entertainment industry Hybe announced that they will purchase 14.8 percent of rival entertainment industry SM’s shares for 422.8 billion won. With such payment, Hybe will officially...

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James Gunn reveals DC slate

Brandon Choi, Executive Copy Editor | Feb 14, 2023

On Jan. 31, 2023, the co-CEO of DC Studios, James Gunn, revealed the upcoming slate of movies and television shows set in their upcoming cinematic franchise, which would be rebranded to the DC Universe...

Harry Styles, English singer-songwriter, gives his controversial award speech.

Grammy announces award winners

Waan Choi, Copy Editor | Feb 10, 2023

On Feb. 5, the 65th Annual Grammy Award ceremony was held in Los Angeles, with the addition of new artists and award criterias from last year. The award nominees and winners brought mixed responses from...