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 →

The First Annual AE K-Pop Awards

It's here, it's finally here! The most anticipated entertainment awards that have ever been anticipated! Awarding stupendous achievements in excellence and nonsense for the year 2018! It can only be—The First Annual AE K-Pop Awards!!!!!! Since everyone knows the worst part of any award show is the opening monologue, let's cut the shit and get... 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 →

A Totally Necessary K-Pop Bracket

Ah, brackets. They aren’t just for March Madness anymore. Nope, you can use them any time of year to determine everything from the best snack food to which Disney film reigns supreme. We here at Academic Exiles decided to spend our Memorial Day answering a question that weighed heavy on our minds: What is the... Continue Reading →

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