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K-pop rookies IVE score an 11/10 with debut song "Eleven"
Most K-pop fans would agree that 2021 was a weird year for girl groups. There were some great highs–like veterans Brave Girls going viral, rookies STAYC delivering two of the catchiest bops of the year with "ASAP" and "Stereotype," and Red Velvet making their long-awaited comeback–and some crushing lows including controversies, long hiatuses, and a lot of disbandements. One of the most talked about which was the disbandement of chart-topping girl group IZ*ONE who took their final bow in April. Created on the third season of Mnet's controversial survival show "Produce 101" as a temporary group, we all knew IZ*ONE's disbandment was coming, but the time flew and it didn't make the sting any less painful.
Stray Kids' "Christmas EveL" reminds us of how fun K-pop Christmas songs can be
The announcement of Stray Kids' Christmas single came as a huge suprise to me. The eight-member ensemble has never released a holiday song before and I really had no idea what to expect. However, as soon as the teaser for "Christmas EveL" dropped earlier this month, I knew I was going to like it. What I didn't know though was that the song would end up being one of my favourite K-pop releases of the entire year. The track, which serves as the title song of the four-track single album of the same name, is brilliantly fun and an exceptional example of how experimental and interesting K-pop can be when it comes to Christmas songs.
#OutHedley2k18: The Perspective of a Former Fan Girl
This week, popular Canadian pop-rock band Hedley were hit with numerous allegations of sexual harassment and assault against young female fans. As a former hard core fan of theirs, the allegations are shocking and have me reflecting on all their shows I've been.
Must-Listen Podcasts To Match Your Vibe
March 2017 has been coined as "Trypod Month," where podcast fans are encouraged to introduce their favorite podcasts, and just the idea of podcasts in general, to friends and family. Earlier in the month I recommended some of my fave true crime podcasts and since I got such a great response, I thought I'd close out the month with some more recommendations. There really is a podcast out there for everyone, so get listening!
Top 5 True Crime Netflix Picks
With the success of true crime podcasts like Serial and Reddit forums dedicated to arm-chair detectives who discuss unsolved cases, people's fascination with crime and mystery seems to be at an all-time high. In response to this and the success of their 2015 original docu-series Making a Murderer, Netflix has been continuously adding awesome true crime content to their stream over the past year. Here are a few of my personal favourites that I just can't get enough of.
Top 5 Youtubers for Science Geeks
Beauty gurus, comedians and gamers make up a big part of the YouTube community and are often the first genres that come to mind when you think of the platform. However, there is a growing number of science-focused YouTubers, nicknamed "sciTubers," that are creating some pretty amazing content. Here are five of them that I highly recommend!
GOT7 Flight Log: Arrival - A Song by Song Review
Six months after the release of their second full-length album Flight Log: Turbulence, K-pop sensation GOT7 is back with their sixth EP Flight Log: Arrival. The album feature some of the group's best material to date and is a refreshing mix of both experimental sounds and contemporary pop trends. Here's a song by song breakdown.
Top 5 True Crime Podcasts For Fans of Serial
Everyone knows about Serial, the critically acclaimed podcast which took the world by storm with its first season, released in 2014, which covered the intriguing case of convicted murderer Adnan Syed. If you love Serial, you are sure to love these five other podcasts that offer the same gripping storytelling and will have you turning into an armchair detective yourself.
St. Patrick's Day Potluck Ideas
Though St. Patrick's Day is often associated with drink, if you're hosting or going to a potluck party, the food is just as important! Here are some delicious, festive and easy recipes you can whip up in no time that will leave your friends and family feeling lucky on St. Patrick's Day.