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What Hur victory symbolizes

October 26, 2010

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Joong Ang Daily on Hur Gak, the latest winner of South Korea’s most popular televised singing contest What made Superstar K so popular among viewers and what does Hur Gak’s victory symbolize? In the eyes of viewers, Hur, who came from a low-income, single-parent family and is part of the so-called 880,000-won-a-month generation, was likely […]

Pop Idols

October 24, 2010

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An article by Kamila Shamsie of Granta on pop music in Pakistan. Watching the video of ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ (‘Heart,Heart, Pakistan’ or ‘My Heart Beats for Pakistan’) today, I’m struck by the void that must have existed to make pretty boys singing patriotic pop appear subversive. In a bid to circumvent growing restrictions, TV producer Shoaib […]

Welcome to Culture Seyahatname

October 24, 2010

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