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  1. In 2011, Vivian Cheng was diagnosed with depression after the collapse of a long-term relationship. Since then, she has been regularly seeing both a psychologist and a psychiatrist, and taking antidepressant medication. The Hongkonger, who is in her 40s, also joined a support group for people with depression and says that their meetings have been instrumental in her recovery. “I learnt a lot about this complex and misunderstood condition, including the fact that it’s a mental illness and that…
  2. It was a pre-Covid Wednesday night when we first met Avi Hiaeve at his luxury watch party in New York’s Midtown Manhattan in early 2020.Jamie Foxx was the host, while Moët & Chandon was passed around; appetizers that included both caviar and chicken wings were served on small dishes. A rare Tiffany blue Rolex was situated not far from a Patek Philippe, and diamonds – lots of diamonds – lined the back walls of the room.The shindig’s environment (and the young crowd it drew) was proof positive…
  3. The K-pop song you’re listening to may not have been written by the person paid for writing it, a new report in South Korea alleges.Saturday’s episode of Unanswered Questions, a television series airing on South Korean broadcaster SBS, investigated multiple issues surrounding K-pop songwriting and ghostwriting. The episode reported that some songwriters have benefited by passing off the work of other people – including students – as their own creative productions.Unanswered Questions spoke with…
  4. 3/5 starsZack Snyder is on a roll. After the so-called “Snyder cut” of his superhero ensemble Justice League gained generally appreciative reviews earlier this year, he’s back with Army of the Dead, a fun-packed zombie heist thriller.The film returns Snyder to the very beginnings of his filmmaking career when he remade George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead in 2004 – somewhat controversially, because it depicted zombies that ran rather than shuffled. Since then, these creatures have accelerated in…
  5. There are times when Hollywood hasn’t been kind in its depictions of mental illness. Think back to the villainisation of those with mental health conditions in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller Psycho or the way shows like Full House and Pretty Little Liars used eating disorders as one-time plot devices.For Mental Health Awareness Month, a conglomerate of major entertainment players came together to discuss how they can remedy that.The Mental Health Storytelling Coalition, a council of 18…
  6. The future members of the next big K-pop boy band may be slowly introducing themselves to the world under the name “Trainee A”.Last month, a series of social media accounts using the title began to introduce six male K-pop hopefuls. A number of producers and executives behind the likes of BTS and TXT follow Trainee A’s Instagram account, spurring rumours that they are trainees of Hybe, formerly Big Hit Entertainment – home of BTS – and are set to debut in an upcoming boy band planned by Big Hit…
  7. An 80-year-old woman in Shanghai is the latest casualty of the internet fad of visiting viral destinations to take photos and post them on social media, known as daka in Chinese.The woman’s home went viral last week after a huge pink fabric bow was put up on one of the apartment building’s balconies, making it look like a small Disney castle. After the building became popular on Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, fans flooded in to take photos of the elderly woman’s home and catch a glimpse…
  8. Exo will be back this June with a new album, the K-pop group announced last night.On June 7, Exo will release a new album titled Don’t Fight the Feeling. It will be their first since 2019’s Obsession, and is considered a “special album” from the group, in line with seasonal releases they’ve put out in the past.Don’t Fight the Feeling will arrive about two months after the band celebrated their ninth anniversary, which they commemorate on April 8 every year.The storyline the band is…
  9. A popular Chinese TV series about home education has been branded as a “magic contraception tool” because viewers say it discourages them from having children.Xiao She De, or “A Little Dilemma”, describes two middle-class city-based families making difficult choices about the education of their young children who face fierce academic competition at school.Screening on TV channels and video streaming websites since April, the series has been rated as one of the top three most viewed and has…
  10. This article contains spoilers. We were unceremoniously deprived of most of a not-quite-zombie horror drama when Joseon Exorcist was axed earlier this year, but that itch is ready to be scratched again with Dark Hole, a new 12-episode horror drama from OCN that has concocted its own breed of zombie-like creatures. Dark Hole takes place in a country town called Muji. Kim Ok-vin, known for Park Chan-wook’s twisted vampire fable Thirst and the action flick The Villainess , stars as Lee Hwa-sun,…