Earlier this month, former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson published a short e-book titled Unreported Truths About COVID-19 and Lockdowns, intended to be the first part of an extensive effort to build on and further the narrative of coronavirus pandemic skeptics. The book was delisted by Amazo
The first season of Hospital Playlist, which ranked number one on Netflix Korea for multiple weeks in a row, aired its final episode at the end of last month with huge success. As the most recent television series by Director Wonho Shin, who also directed the hit series Reply and Prison Playbook, Ho
This Is Not What I Was Expecting — the title of the book pretty much sums up the author’s reflections on his marriage. In his latest book, cartoonist Jessoo reveals how he went from being cat-phobic and determined to stay single, to a happily married husband and loyal butler to three cats. He narrat
Since its first animated series began 20 years ago, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters has been a cherished part of many childhoods, including my own. This year, the seventh series began airing on April 4 with a new main character: Yuga Ohdo, a fifth-grader who is fed up with the rules made by adults, decides
“Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high…” I hear this line in Judy Garland’s voice whenever I read it in my head — and I can’t be the only one. While the poetic lyrics and her dreamy singing still touch our hearts almost a hundred years later, Garland herself may have been the one person that was
Many modern storytellers use ancient mythology as a tool to give their work an interesting yet familiar flavor. It’s not uncommon for stories to put their own spin on ancient mythologies, most notably Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson novels based on the Greek legends of gods, heroes, and monsters. Earli
Before winter begins, bats fly into caves and other dark and secluded places to hibernate. This makes winter the best time for scientists studying bats to see how their population has changed over the year. Counting bats is not a simple task — scientists need to enter, or more often than not, crawl
Disclaimer: this review has spoilers for Itaewon ClassThe hit 2020 Korean drama series Itaewon Class has recently broadcast its last episode. With over 16% national viewership, Itaewon Class is the sixth highest-rated cable drama series ever in Korea. The show is based on a Daum webtoon of the same
Ciudad Juárez is a Mexican city with a population roughly equal to that of Daejeon. Located in the north of Mexico, the city is just a 40-minute drive away from El Paso, Texas. This makes Juárez the major border crossing point into the United States. Whoever controls Juárez, controls drug traffickin
"I hope you understand that there are some things in life that can be neither undone, nor escaped, nor forgotten. You will have to go on with life knowing that you did it to yourself; you will close your eyes and find regrets tattooed on the inside of your eyelids…” — the decision was made long ago,
And just like that, another year has passed. Padded coats and parkas have started to crawl out of closets. Just like how my will to live falls every morning as I walk in the painful cold from the showers back to my room, the fruits of ginkgo trees have started falling, making every sidewalk stink li
Omar, a Youtuber who talks about life, thoughts, and relationships on his channel “KOREAN LIFE OF OMAR”, has woven some of his best life advice and content from his most-viewed videos into a book. Let’s Not Get Along with Everybody is a book for people like me — people who don’t know how to act when
Disclaimer: the following review contains spoilers for Joker! After a series of lackluster films, Warner Bros. and DC Comics have released Joker, a standalone film in the DC Extended Universe, which was of a disturbingly satisfying quality. Joker, contrary to other action-packed and allegedly shallo
As a Materials Science and Engineering major who resides in W1 for a large portion of my day, I could not help but be excited to hear that there were going to be three new places to eat around the west side of campus this semester. But excitement soon turned into disappointment. Mind you, I was not
Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving, is one of the most important holidays in Korea, where extended families gather to spend time together and worship ancestors. Traditionally, this includes preparing offerings and visiting ancestral tombs. However, nowadays more families choose to minimize lengthy food pr
Though Once Upon a Time In Hollywood was released in August in many other countries, this latest film by Quentin Tarantino just came out in Korea.The film tells the story of a Hollywood actor trying to find his place in the sun. Rick Dalton, who is brilliantly played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is an old
Amidst a craze for Avengers: Endgame, a (supposedly) heartwarming Korean film, Inseparable Bros, was released on May 1. But if you are contemplating on watching this after having watched Avengers: Endgame, I recommend you just watch that twice.
As anticipation for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) grows, a new hero, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), has been introduced to the universe in the latest movie of the same name. Expected to play a big role in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame movie, Captain Marvel is introduced as a prominent figure also holds significance for the representation of women in leading roles and therefore for women worldwide rather than just for the MCU fanbase. While the social significance may be major, the plot and storytelling of the movie are rather subpar.
After his sensational debut with the Oscar-winning comedic thriller Get Out, Jordan Peele has returned as writer and director with a doppelganger horror movie, Us. Having enjoyed his tightly-knit writing and clever incorporation of social commentary in his first film, I quickly bought a ticket to his new release on the opening weekend. However, the experience was not as refreshing as expected.