Author Archive: Lena Parodi

Korean Dramas: The Oncoming Wave

Korean Dramas: The Oncoming Wave

A motorcyclist pulls to stop in front of a building that says “Public Baths.” The driver jumps off the bike, takeout food container in hand, and, without a moment of hesitation, walks into the women’s section and starts setting out the order, calling the dishes out. Suddenly, it’s mass hysteria. […]

 
 

An Artistic Version of Reality

An Artistic Version of Reality

Devon Leaver recalls sitting in a room of a New York City apartment with a small group of fellow high school teenagers. She remembers a producer handing her a stack of photographs and saying: “Study these. You’re going to have to ask him questions.” What followed was a months-long journey […]

 
 

PSY And The Korean Phenomenon

PSY And The Korean Phenomenon

One video and one strange dance later, and PSY, a South Korean rapper and singer, is out breaking YouTube and making millions. PSY has been making music for Korean audiences for 12 years, but his sudden rise to fame in the international market has come to a complete shock to […]