Ben Jackson
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Remember South Korea's Artist Blacklist? There's a "Whitelist," Too

Remember South Korea’s blacklist? The recently ousted Park Geun-hye allegedly kept a blacklist of nearly 10,000 artists and cultural figures who were critical of the administration. Now, investigators found out, there’s a “whitelist” to accompany the blacklist. The whitelist was first discovered by&

Se-Woong Koo
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Say You Love Kimchi, And Nothing Else If You Want in

When a Palestinian student — an avid K-Pop fan at the time — said to me some years ago that she wanted to visit South Korea, I told her she should just videotape herself in her usual hijab and abaya gushing “I love Korea. I love kimchi”. Then the government