Hopefully, you spent Mother’s Day honoring some of the awesome women in your life. I spent mine with my mom (the incomparable Debbie), talking about one of our favorite topics: K-dramas! My mom has a voracious appetite for anything drama related, and the conversation naturally turned to mothers. K-dramas are notorious for mean mamas. With... Continue Reading →
Our drinking game for the iconic K-drama You're Beautiful will have you drunker than a girl in a club pretending to be a boy in a K-pop group.
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 →
Valentine's Day has come and gone again, but we here at Academic Exiles celebrated accordingly—by watching K-dramas and eating candy. But not just any K-drama and not just any candy. We raided Target for the most interesting, most unique and just plain weird Valentine's items we could find. Then put on A Gentleman's Dignity, a... Continue Reading →
This winter, you could watch the world’s top figure skaters compete for gold at the Olympics, but it’s guaranteed to provide far less excitement and entertainment than the figure skating anime Yuri!!! On ICE. It’s the most erotic show to have absolutely zero sex, serving us animated man butt, the most romantic of platonic relationships... Continue Reading →
Note: This is a collaborative piece by both Amanda and Stephanie Unless you’re a rich, cis-male white supremacist, this was just not your year. But we’re not here to dwell on serious issues, like the barrage of sexual harassment/assault allegations that shed light on the dark impact of rape culture in pop culture. We stick true... Continue Reading →
If you’ve seen our post about the scavenger hunt for our Harry Potter Halloween party, then you already know that Stephanie and I have a penchant for pop culture-inspired holiday parties and cheap-ass, easy decorations. Our Christmas party was no exception. After we found an incredible picture of the white Chrises of cinema on a... Continue Reading →