Third BTS film ‘Bring the Soul’ is here

By Nadine Kam I “Bring the soul” is the third in a series of BTS films, this time documenting the Korean super group’s “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” tour last fall, which took them from Seoul to the United States and …

School of K-pop & J-pop at University of Hawaii-Manoa

By Nadine Kam I Never in my life did I dream that K-pop would be a subject worthy of college level study, but why not for the politics, history, psychology or sociology student who wants to know how popular culture …

Yoongi and the Dodgers posts shed light on BTS’s power as a force for social change

By Nadine Kam I The central idea behind Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Batman trilogy is that the Batman exists as a symbol of hope that allows people to wake up every morning in hope that today will be a little …

Dance diary: BTS ‘Idol’

By Nadine Kam I We spent an hour learning BTS’s “Idol” during our beginner K-pop dance class at Star Fitness Hawaii on Feb. 9, 2019. It is the most high-energy dance we’d done so far, and after dancing it at …

BTS makes history on SNL stage

By Nadine Kam I BTS made history April 13 as the first Korean group to perform on “Saturday Night Live” in its 44 years. It was a big night for both parties, and my feeling is that SNL needed them …

BTS x Halsey a dream come true

We are hours away from the release of BTS’s new release, “Map of the Soul: Persona,” and I’m extra excited that it will contain collaborations with Halsey and Ed Sheeran. While Sheeran is better known, I’m really looking forward to …

A K-pop takeover of Billboard Music Awards social artist category

By Nadine Kam I Once again, BTS has been nominated for the Billboard Music Awards Top Social Artist award, which they’ve already won the past two years. But what’s new this year has fans elated. For the first time, the …

April brings new releases from Chen and BTS

By Nadine Kam I I’ve been waiting for April to get here. It’s an exciting month for Kpop, if you happen to stan BTS, set for another record-breaking year with the debut of a new concept following the group’s phenomenally …

Dance diary: A walk through Black Pink’s ‘As if it’s Your Last’ and BTS Home Party

By Nadine Kam I Through this dance class, dated Jan. 12, 2019, I wanted to share the process of learning and creating a formation to show that it’s not a scary endeavor at all and to encourage any closet dancer …

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