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FTX, Pamela Anderson and BTS: the biggest documentaries of 2023
This year promises a revealing look at celebrities, scams and art on the big and small screen

Adrian Horton

06, Jan, 2023 @7:19 AM

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What does military service mean for members of BTS – and their fans?
Jin is the first member of the K-pop supergroup to enlist, as fans hope to see ‘busking’ and await his ‘return from war’

Elizabeth de Luna

15, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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RM: Indigo review – BTS star’s slick solo debut
The K-pop phenomenon’s frontman strikes out alone with the help of guest stars Erykah Badu and Anderson .Paak

Tara Joshi

04, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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World Cup goal celebration songs – ranked!
Fifa has decreed each nation should have a different song pumped into the stadium when they score. So which team has the best anthem to robot dance to and which expects their strikers to celebrate to a flute solo?

Tim Jonze

24, Nov, 2022 @6:13 PM

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From Bowie to Beyoncé: the gateway albums to get into the greatest artists
Keen to explore an artist’s oeuvre but overwhelmed by choice in today’s stream-heavy world? Fear not: from Joni to Fela, Madonna to Miles, our critics tell you which album to begin with

Guardian writers

19, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Korean soft power: harder than it looks | Editorial
Editorial: Pop music and TV shows might not sound like a serious business, but public diplomacy matters – whatever form it comes in


28, Oct, 2022 @5:25 PM

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BTS members to do military service in South Korea
Announcement ends long debate over whether K-pop group should get exemption

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

17, Oct, 2022 @10:03 AM

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K-everything: the rise and rise of Korean culture
From music to film, technology to food, the world has fallen in love with everything South Korean. Tim Adams visits Seoul in search of the origins of hallyu – the Korean wave

Tim Adams

04, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Everyone relax: K-pop superfans say BTS hiatus is NBD
News of the Korean boy band’s plans for a temporary break sparked a media frenzy but that doesn’t mean the end is nigh

Elizabeth de Luna

18, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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After losing my husband, the music of BTS helped me heal
When my husband, Greg Gilbert from Delays, died I could no longer bear to listen to my favourite music. Instead, I soothed my grief by dancing around the kitchen to K-pop

Stacey Heale

16, Jun, 2022 @12:14 PM

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‘There’s no time left for growth’: why BTS have paused their career at its height
They became the world’s biggest pop group, and a multibillion-dollar asset in their native South Korea. But by taking a break, BTS are refusing to lose their selfhood in a tough industry

Katie Hawthorne

15, Jun, 2022 @4:32 PM

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BTS to take a break as K-pop band members announce ‘hiatus’ to pursue solo work
South Korean boy band say in a video they are ‘exhausted’ and ‘going through a rough patch’ – but will return ‘a stronger group’

Justin McCurry in Tokyo, and agencies

15, Jun, 2022 @3:19 AM

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