k-pop http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25504/all en Whatever happened to the Korean Wave? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/entertainment/130111/korean-wave-k-pop-south-korea-psy-gangnam-style <p>PHNOM PENH &mdash; Now that Psy has retired &ldquo;Gangnam Style,&rdquo; is the K-pop craze losing steam around the world?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/entertainment/130111/korean-wave-k-pop-south-korea-psy-gangnam-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> k-pop Entertainment Want to Know Asia-Pacific Cambodia China Culture & Lifestyle Japan South Korea Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Geoffrey Cain 5733415 at http://www.globalpost.com How Korean bureaucrats turned K-pop into a national symbol http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/131120/how-korean-bureaucrats-turned-k-pop-national-s <p>SEOUL &mdash;If you visit South Korea, you&rsquo;ll probably hear a triumphant refrain about Korean pop, known as &ldquo;K-pop,&rdquo; casting a spell over North America and Europe. The narrative typically goes like this: Swarms of Western fans have been racing to K-pop concerts in recent years, falling in love with the young, colorful ladies of Girls&rsquo; Generation or the muscular, shirtless men of Super Junior.It&rsquo;s a sign the world is increasingly in awe of this homegrown Korean art. Perplexed? Wondering how you missed this trend? Don&rsquo;t blame yourself.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/131120/how-korean-bureaucrats-turned-k-pop-national-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> k-pop Entertainment Want to Know World Religion Japan South Korea Sat, 30 Nov 2013 13:13:00 +0000 Geoffrey Cain 5994879 at http://www.globalpost.com