“Naturally Plastic”: An Interview with Creator Terrell Slater

Representation has always been an issue in the world of Barbie. There have been many complaints of lack of variety in hair color and body types. It seemed as though Barbie may have been taking a step forward in January 2016 with the release of “Curvy Barbie,” but nothing much has been seen from the brand since. But the community who has suffered the most … Continue reading “Naturally Plastic”: An Interview with Creator Terrell Slater

[Interview] Charli Taft: From Charlotte to Charli

Charli Taft is a name you’ll definitely want to remember if you are interested in K-pop. The singer/songwriter from Liverpool has written songs for some of your favorite idols like Red Velvet, LOONA and Taemin of SHINee. I had the chance to talk to Charli soon after she released her single “Love Like You“ for SM Station. Read on to find out how she got started writing … Continue reading [Interview] Charli Taft: From Charlotte to Charli

[INTERVIEW] Your Sweet Guys

Hallyu vloggers and entertainers alike are all over YouTube, but most aren’t your typical JREKML or KeNNyBoySLaY. If you dig deeper into the K-pop community, you can even find some that are just like you. That was the case for me when first watching Your Sweet Guys. This YouTube channel is run by cousins Ilanna and Peggy. Together, they make up the channel Your Sweet Guys. Their videos … Continue reading [INTERVIEW] Your Sweet Guys

Everything You Missed at NCT 127’s Exclusive Q&A in Brooklyn

It’s been a few weeks since NCT 127 made their debut in the United States by performing at KCON NY, but many were unaware of the second performance NCT 127 had on Sunday, June 25 at the Apple Store in Brooklyn, New York. NCT 127 are the first K-pop group to be invited to #TodayAtApple, an event that shines a spotlight on various world artists, entrepreneurs and educators to showcase their talents. … Continue reading Everything You Missed at NCT 127’s Exclusive Q&A in Brooklyn

Jason Ray: KCON Convention Debut and More

I knew that I had heard one of my favorite YouTube personalities just by the sound of a 3 note run on Friday, June 23. Before KCON 2017 officially kicked off in New York, Austin-based artist Jason Ray was on an outdoor stage warming up for his debut at the convention. To those passing by early that morning, seeing him on the stage — keyboard guitar strapped across his body … Continue reading Jason Ray: KCON Convention Debut and More

Producer Spotlight: LDN Noise

Grammy-nominated production team LDN Noise had no idea how inspiring it would be to participate in a panel during KCON 2017 New York. On Friday, June 23 the duo captured the attention of a full audience as Fuse TV’s Jeff Benjamin moderated an interactive music experience crafted around their work. Songwriters and recording artists Greg Bonnick and Hayden Chapman have worked with an array of artists, … Continue reading Producer Spotlight: LDN Noise

[Meet the Staff] Aiming for the Stars: An Interview With MACG CEO Ashley C. Griffin

Most of you know Ashley C. Griffin as the face of MACG Productions LLC, a woman who’s influence in the music scene, particularly as it relates to the Hallyu Wave, has made ripples in the Korean music industry — though her humility would move her to argue to the contrary. Whether in music or in business, Griffin has a passion and exuberance that pervades every … Continue reading [Meet the Staff] Aiming for the Stars: An Interview With MACG CEO Ashley C. Griffin

[INTERVIEW] Vera Miao on Making Her Own Movie

There is a lot of attention on diversity and representation in film and casting these days. In heterogeneous countries like the United States, it is especially prevalent. Countless arguments float around the internet explaining why representation is so important to marginalized communities. Yet those unaffected still seem unable to understand. Common rebuttals to these arguments are audiences won’t be able to relate or that they … Continue reading [INTERVIEW] Vera Miao on Making Her Own Movie

Pretty, Brown & Nerdy: Cheyenne Talks to MACG About Anime, Gaming and Her Experiences in K-Pop

On Feb. 18, Cheyenne Ewulu, best known as one-third of the unit Pretty, Brown & Nerdy and her YouTube handle CheyenneKpop, took some time out of her nonstop schedule to answer some questions for the readers of MACG Magazine. Ever gracious and always energetic, even via email, Cheyenne answered honestly and thoughtfully, revealing some of her aspirations, her favorite aspects of gaming and her fondest … Continue reading Pretty, Brown & Nerdy: Cheyenne Talks to MACG About Anime, Gaming and Her Experiences in K-Pop

[INTERVIEW] HallyuNoona.com Re-Introduces U.K.-Based Radio Show, Podcast

Recently, HallyuNoona announced a return to the airwaves via Twitter, an exciting accomplishment for their team and for international Hallyu Wave fans! The website, a “Korean culture blog from a waegukin,” has undergone changes as well. Read our interview with HallyuNoona below. MACG MAGAZINE: You recently navigated radio licensing in the United Kingdom. What does this approval provide your show and how does it impact your listeners? HALLYUNOONA: … Continue reading [INTERVIEW] HallyuNoona.com Re-Introduces U.K.-Based Radio Show, Podcast