A Guide to My September 2022 Releases
The Best New Music of September
On 17 Carat K-Pop
AChuu Nice: BLACKPINK’s VIP packages, the Crypto Arena’s recent announcement, K-pop stars’ Fashion Week takeover, a British company’s complaint against South Korean streaming services, and much more K-pop-related news.
2 Baddies Review (NCT Talk, Vol. 15): A track-by-track breakdown of NCT 127’s 2 Baddies, followed by an explanation of the parallels between their new and past eras (especially “The Story of Favorite”)!
Billlie’s World: A guide to all things Billlie: symbolism and themes in their short films, their music video storyline, the ways they draw inspiration from the book Matilda, and the ways Carl Jung’s psychoanalytic theories apply to their music video characters!
New K-Pop and J-Pop: Best of August 2022: A ranking and review of the twenty best K-pop and J-pop releases from August!
Ahn Ye Eun Interview: Ahn Ye Eun gives the inside scoop on her music and videos, from the folklore she turns to for inspiration to the ways she uses costumes to tell stories!
Fallin’ Pollen: Inside the downfall of Pollen and the company’s decision to cancel its SEVENTEEN-themed Vegas weekend. Plus: the VMAs, the MAMAs’ makeover, MONSTA X’s future plans, and more of the latest K-pop-related news.
On How to Stan
American Girl’s Historical Characters: Allison Horrocks, a trained historian and co-host of the American Girls podcast, joins Hope to break down the ways perspectives on the American Girl books change with age, how the American Girl historical characters effectively get people interested in history, how much the American Girl brand really has or has not changed since Mattel’s acquisition, the importance of learning history, and much more!
Harry Styles: A conversation with Professor Louie Dean Valencia, who created and is set to teach a course on Harry Styles next semester at Texas State University! He explains what to expect from the course, different lenses through which to view Harry Styles' discography, the ways Harry's music relates to today's society and vice versa, and more!
My Writing and New Compilations
Sources and Further Reading
Matilda by Roald Dahl
About Roald Dahl’s books
More on Carl Jung’s life and views
Further reading on Carl Jung and his interpretation of archetypes
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