The Sunday Social, 7/17: Highlights, Vol. 2

The Sunday Social, 7/17: Highlights, Vol. 2

20160717_seoulbeats_sbhighlights2The Sunday Social, 7/17: Highlights, Vol. 2Written by way of Gaya On July 17, 2016Hi everyone, I am hoping you all had a satisfied and secure Sunday.

Our writers here at Seoulbeats put out some glorious work, and we are proud to show off it in our in-house publication, Highlights. Our newest edition gifts the select of the crop from April, May, and June this year, in this gorgeousmag put in combination by our amazing Editor-in-Chief, Leslie.

Our cover tale is this years Mid-year Review, with excerpts from our discussion at themost sensible debuts, comebacks, MVs, albums, dances, dramas, and indie artists of the year so far. Also integrated are some Highlights-exclusive content, like Johnelles 5 Things and news wrap-up Season in Review. And your thoughts may also be featured in our Community Correspondence!

Another feature to be included is a variety of studies from the site, the total versions of which will also bediscovered below:

Sistar Presentations Anguish and Strength in I love That by LoBegging for Mercy in Younha, Ha:tfelt  Cheetahs Get It? by ChelseaJessica Jung Expresses Her Freedom in Fly by WillisLuna Makes an Electric Debut with Loose Somebody by Chelsea Album

Exo Upgrades Their Temper and Sound with Exact by MadiMonsta X Delves into Obsession with The Extended family Pt 1: Lost by CamieleWoohyun Strengthens his Ballad Niche with Write.. by QingCrush Cracks His Middle Wide Open with Interlude by Gwen (Guest Writer)I.O.I Hopes for a pretty Debut with Chrysalis by Pat Drama

Descendants of the Sun by ErianneVampire Detective by SarahCome Back, Mister by SydneyPage Turner by SonyaMarriage Contract by Vya Readers, what are your mindin thisfactor of Highlights? Let us know in the comments!

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The Sunday Social, 7/10: Combat  Opposed to Anti-Blackness

The Sunday Social, 7/10: Combat Opposed to Anti-Blackness

20150804_seoulbeats_leemichelleThe Sunday Social, 7/10: CombatOpposed to Anti-BlacknessWritten by skill of Gaya On July 10, 201620160711_seoulbeats_blacklivesmatterHello everyone; I'm hoping you all had a secure Sunday.

This week in the U.S. saw the names of Anton Sterling and Philando Castile emblazoned in headlines, as they died at the hands of police officers. Their deaths have extrashownthe will for the Black Lives Subject movement, which used to beunfortunately perverted with the shooting attack on a march in Dallas, Texas.

Violence isn't the answer; instead, we will have to fight against the ideology that puts Black folks Be they African, African-American, Black British or Indigenous ready of decrease value. And whilstit will sound like that here's an American issue, that doesnt mean we cant center of attention on and deal with Anti-Blackness inside of our own country, within our own network and within ourselves.

After all, we all make the maximum of Black creations adding K-pop. The least we could bein a position to do is to prevent silently accepting the attitudes that make it that much more straightforward to kill Black people.

(Black Lives Matter, Black Lady Dangerous. Symbol via: DIMA Entertainment)

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The Sunday Social, 12/6: Pride

The Sunday Social, 12/6: Pride

20160612_seoulbeats_seoulprideparade2016_afpThe Sunday Social, 12/6: PrideWritten via Gaya On June 12, 2016This Saturday saw the streets of Seoul hosted its 16th Pride Parade. The parade marks the start of the annual Korea Queer Culture Festival, also in its 16th year. Its estimated that 50,000 individuals of the network and its allies participated in the parade, making it the largest in the country, so far.

As always, there were lots ofnon secularteams protesting the event; yet some Protestant churches showed their make stronger to the parade. Also provide were one or more parents, there to assist their own children, in additionthe ones of others.

It could also be Pride Month in the US, and plenty ofoccasions are being held to celebrate. One such tournamentused to be the at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. and to at this occasion that a lone gunman opened hearthat the revellers as they celebrated Latin Evening at the homosexual club, killing 50 and injuring 53. This makes it the deadliest mass shooting on American soil, and it become committed opposed to LGBTQIA youths, adding those from Black and Latin communities.

G-Dragon has joined other public figures reacting to the shooting on social media. Meanwhile, an Indiana guy was arrested after he was discovered in posession of guns and explosives, close tothe positioning of Sundays L. a. Pride Parade.

There is so muchto speak about, but all I could beready to say is that I am hoping that anyplace you are, and whatever you're doing, you are safe.

(Fusion, Instagram, Korea Herald, LA Times, USA Today. Photographs via: AFP)

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The Sunday Social, 6/5: Sign up for Our Social Media Team!

The Sunday Social, 6/5: Sign up for Our Social Media Team!

20160605_seoulbeats_snsd_smallerThe Sunday Social, 6/5: Sign up for Our Social Media Team!Written via Gaya On June 5, 201620160513_seoulbeats_crush3Hello everyone, and Glad Sunday!

Its a new month, and with it comes a new opportunity to paintings alongside Seoulbeats: we are these daystrying to find enthusiastic, motivated and switched-on K-pop enthusiaststo sign up in our awesome Social Media team on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Googleand more! If this sounds like the role for you, then dont hesitate follow today!

And if social media doesnt feel like your more or less thing, yetyou might still love to work with us, you'll be in a position tobe told more about other opportunities here. And we at all times welcome guest posts, like this impassioned review of CrushInterlude we published maximum recently.

Good success to all applying; we stay up for hearing from you!

(Images via: SM Entertainment, Amoeba Culture)

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The Sunday Social, 5/1: Are You In a position for May

The Sunday Social, 5/1: Are You In a position for May

20160502_seoulbeats_snsd_jessica_tiffany_osenThe Sunday Social, 5/1: Are You Able for May?Written via Gaya On Might 1, 2016Hi readers, and welcome to May!

K-pop has been teasing a huge number of new releases for this month in particular, and now we are in spite of everything here! BTS just dropped the MV for their repackaged album, and we can exist getting new tune from AkMu and more this week.

Later on in the month, Woohyun may be making his solo debut.  SM and Coridel have also deigned to check up solo releases for Tiffany and Jessica freeing music all through this time, please take into accountto stick hydrated and no longer to overload at the drama. You'll be able toselect up spilt popcorn (five 2nd rule!) yet spilt words are tougher to mop up especially online.

The unencumber Im taking a lookahead to most, regardless that (even more than Jessica) is Amber and Lunas Wave with DJ R3hab. I believe SM is checking out the waters for a f(duo) here, and would liketo peer more from a Lunber duo.

Which May just releases are you looking out forward to?

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The Sunday Social, 4/7: Our SB March Insanity 2016 Winner!

The Sunday Social, 4/7: Our SB March Insanity 2016 Winner!

AileeThe Sunday Social, 4/7: Our SB March Insanity 2016 Winner!Written by way of Gaya On April 17, 2016Hi everyone; I am hoping yous all had a just right weekend.

Were smartly into April now, yet I would like to havethis chanceto discuss about March. More specifically, SB March Madness.

I had picked BTS Jungkook to take the contest and turn into our new Jaejoong winner, and so did a huge number of you. A bigbite of entrants in this years Pick out em contest gave us his name. However, you'll be in a position to never take anything elsewithout any considerationin terms of K-pop polls. Similar to that, Jungkook used to beremoved in the overall4circular to install an all-girl finale between Ailee and Solar. And thank you to her Canadian fans, Ailee went directly towasthe primaryfeminine winner of Seoulbeats March Madness!

While there were less entrants who had predicted Ailee to win, we still ended up moving into a tiebreaker, which you can find below. Ultimately, Grace from Virginia, US, emerged as our victor by the tiniest of margins. She had as it will have to be picked four of the Elite Eight, while our runner-up had picked three. It just is going to show, how very importantyour wholechoicesaren't merely predicting the winner.

Congratulations to our winner Grace, who has won a $50 gift card to the Seoulbeats Merch store. And a shout-out to our runner-up, as well!

Readers, did you input this years contest? How did you do? Did you are expectingeffects to turn out the manner they did? And when you havent yet already, take a gander at our one-on-one interview with Ailee herself at her California concert in November!

(Images via: YMC Entertainment)

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The Sunday Social, 3/27: Memorable Clinical Moments in K-dramas

The Sunday Social, 3/27: Memorable Clinical Moments in K-dramas

20160327_seoulbeats_joowon_gooddoctor_kbsThe Sunday Social, 3/27: Memorable Clinical Moments in K-dramasWritten through Gaya On March 27, 201620120820_seoulbeats_answerme1997Hello everyone, and Glad Easter Sunday! At least, I believe its pleased This Hindu user isnt certain close to the Jesus death-and-resurrection timeline.

Speaking of which, you may havespotted that The Sunday Social was oncelackingremaining week, because of an unforeseenhealth facilityremain that lasted so long as Easter itself earlier than onemove on, let me say that it wasnt life-threatening and the patient is doing better. Stated patient wasnt me, yetI used to be the plus-one who stayed in the clinic room tending to the patients needs.

Our time in the hospital were given me thinking of all of the medical presentations and hospital scenes from more than a few K-dramas. The one who I recalled the maximumbecame Reply 1997s Shi-won (Jung Eun-ji) forcing patient Yoon-jae (Seo In-guk) to surrender his hospital bed for her. However, I was basically just jealous that Yoon-jae at least got a cot I had to sleep at thebloodlessground with just a straw mat and blanket for protection.

Another drama I remembered was Joo Won-starrer Good Doctor, AKA the handiest real decent medical K-drama I have ever seen. Yongpal, Doctor Stranger and Medical Best Team also sprung to mind, but the fewer said about them the better.

Readers, do you watchedExcellentPhysician is the most efficient of its genre? What other medical K-dramas have you enjoyed? How about hospital scenes in other K-dramas do you've got any specific scenes that you fully love? Let me know in the comments below!

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The Sunday Social, 2/28: Will You Be Staring at The Oscars

The Sunday Social, 2/28: Will You Be Staring at The Oscars

20160229_seoulbeats_leebyunghun_ellekr_sumijo_officialsiteThe Sunday Social, 2/28: Will You Be Looking at The Oscars?Written by way of Gaya On February 28, 2016Hi readers, and Glad Sunday!

Today sees the 88th Academy Awards Ritegoing down in Los Angeles. It is seemed as the climax of the once a yearmovie awards season, as smartly as the perfect honour bestowed upon someoneinterested in the film industry.

And presenting at tonights ceremony may be none as hostile to Korean actor Lee Byung-hun. It isn't yet showed for which category Lee will be presenting an award, or with whom, yet his agency BH Entertainment is certain that the G.I. Joe 2 and Red 2 actor will be on degree at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Unfortunately, we will be lacking out on every other Korean performer gracing the stage. Soprano Sumi Jo sang Undeniable Song #3 in Youth, which has earned composer David Lang a TopUsual Song nomination. This category is one this isfrequently shafted by the Academy, as Toy Tale 3 composer Randy Newman pointed out in 2011. 

The Most efficient Original Song category doesnt at all times have the total five nominations, but it took place this year. However, most effective3 of the songs will be carried outall through the ceremony; principallybecause of the prime profile performers connected to them (Lady Gaga, Sam Smith and The Weeknd). Straightforward Song #3 isnt one of them; and nor is Manta Ray, from the documentary Racing Extinction. It was co-written and co-performed by transgendered musician Anhoni, who previous this week wrote about how she used to benow not invited to accomplish at the ceremony.

Though there is diversity a few of the invited performers for Most efficient Original Song, the omission of an Asian performer and the primary transgendered performer to ever be nominated for an Oscar has only added to the existing tension over the Academy Awards loss of diversity.

Will you be watching this years ceremony, readers? Do you've any Oscars picks, or private favourites from film (Hollywood or otherwise) this beyond year? Percentage them in the comments below!

And should you were wondering, South Korea submitted Yoo Ah-in-starrer The Throne as its representative for Most competitive Foreign Film. The film didnt make it to the general nomination stage.

(Antony and the Johnsons Authentic Site, Oscars Official Site, YouTube123. Photographs via: Elle Korea, Sumi Jo Official Site)

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The Sunday Social, 2/21: Taemin Drip Drops a Video on Us

The Sunday Social, 2/21: Taemin Drip Drops a Video on Us

20160222_seoulbeats_shinee_taemin_smThe Sunday Social, 2/21: Taemin Drip Drops a Video on UsWritten by capability of Gaya On February 21, 2016Hi everyone, and Satisfied Sunday!

So, I was going to make this Sunday Social about Conan OBriens collaboration with JYP, yet then Taemin dropped his functionality video for pre-release song Drip Drop. And whilst Im now notthe largest Taemint around, I've been starved of a excellent dance-based SM solo for too long!

The faux-one shot effect is beginning to get tiring for me, regardless that I do appreciate the long shots for giving us a neaterglance at the choreography, by J Ho.

Readers, what do you call to mind Drip Drop? And are you in a position for Taemin?

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The Sunday Social, 2/7: Lunar New Year Greetings!

The Sunday Social, 2/7: Lunar New Year Greetings!

20160208_seoulbeats_ohmygirl_mbnThe Sunday Social, 2/7: Lunar New Year Greetings!Written through Gaya On February 7, 2016Hi everyone, and a Satisfied Lunar New Year to all!

South Korea has taken a five day holiday to celebrate entering the Year of the Monkey; and the entire special Seollal TV programming way idols galore for us fans!

In addition to the weekly tunedisplays (which G-Friend swept), we also have good ol ISAC; and SBS had a bumper special editon of The Boss is Watching, where BtoB stole the display with their cross-dressing antics:

Idols also broke out their very best hanboks to give their New Years greetings to fans: Laboum performed in the similar episode of The Boss is Watching in the conventional outfit, whilst Oh My Girl did the standard photoshoots that seem in entertainment news articles.

Meanwhile, AoA Cream wore short hanboks for their New Year photoshoot. In fact, AoA used to bein each and everyunmarried place Seollal on social media, posting video messages and cryptic clues.

And then theres Boyfriend and JJCC, who conducted in Sydney, Australia all through celebrations over the weekend. The 2teams were invited by Sydney Town Council, so that you candraw in more young people.

Readers, what have your Hallyu faves been up to this Lunar New Year?

(Fairfax, Instagram, Naver, Tumblr, Vimeo)

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