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 →
We had such a good time tasting all the weird delights that Target had to offer in its Valentine’s candy aisle that we had to get an early start on Halloween by checking out their offerings for that holiday. However, things didn’t go quite as well this time around. There’s a reason most Halloween candy... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Ready for the new BTS album, Love Yourself: Tear? Well if you're not, you will be after playing our drinking game for the K-Pop boyband's epic music videos.
Got7's web series Dream Knight has way more K-Pop boyband shenanigans than anyone can handle--which is why you need to play a drinking game to get through it.
About a year ago, my YouTube homepage was lit up with recommendations to watch several videos of someone or something called Cardi B. Since the YouTube algorithm was so persistent, I decided to finally watch a video. It turned out to be a brash, crass rap track from a woman with a heavy Bronx accent... Continue Reading →
G-Dragon— “Crooked” (2013) A 13yo boy, fearing a spanking, took to the streets of Seoul to express the struggles of being a prepubescent boy in a heartfelt rap. A CEO of a record label, recognizing that this puny rapper would become a global sensation, swooped him up and welcomed him into the recording family. Thus... Continue Reading →