In South Korea, there is a popular TV (and completely wacky) variety show called
. From what I've been able to gather, contestants go through a series of challenges with celebrity guests.
Read the rest
,” a [paywalled] New Yorker
piece this month by John Seabrook
, explores the rise of the two billion-dollar Korean pop music industry and "its fraught entry into the Western music market" despite the YouTube-driven viral success of PSY's "Gangnam Style