Let’s Rank Mattel’s BTS Dolls

Earlier this week, Mattel released images for its upcoming line of BTS-inspired dolls. Decked out in their “Idol” garb the boys look … unique. Okay, reactions have not been super positive. I myself was initially unable to look past their wild manes of plasticy hair, and Amanda immediately called them nightmare fuel. But the longer... Continue Reading →

Our Top 20 K-Pop Songs of 2018

Any YouTube video of K-Pop countdowns or “unpopular” opinions opens with a disclaimer that goes something like this: “This is just my opinion. Like, don’t get mad and write nasty comments. We’re all entitled to our own opinions. Blah, blah, blah . . .” Well, Academic Exiles isn’t having any of that shit. These aren’t... Continue Reading →

K-Pop Bracket Pt. II: The Bracketing

  If you missed part one of our totally necessary K-pop bracket, you can find it here! It’s probably worth noting that all results were unanimous after Round 1, meaning we’ve left behind the land of 2-to-1 splits. That’s bad news if you wanted thoughtful debate about the merits of different bands, but great news... Continue Reading →

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review

I like dinosaurs. I like dinosaur movies. But I especially like dumb dinosaur movies. Sure, the original Jurassic Park is an adventure classic, but have you guys heard of Anonymous Rex? It’s about an alternative reality where dinosaurs have survived extinction and hide among people … by wearing rubber suits (because dinosaurs and people are... Continue Reading →

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