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Chatting Korean beauty standards and K-pop with Frances Cha

“I would live your life so much better than you if I had your face…” muses a character in Frances Cha’s debut...

A list: Good examples of mental health representation in pop culture

Mental health representation in popular culture is often inaccurate and stigmatising. Instead of creating understanding and empathy, the representation oftentimes reinforces dangerous...

Blackfishing: The beauty trend that preys on black women

By Kelly Mutizira  Every few months, blackfishing and cultural appropriation become controversial topics. While cultural appropriation,...

How Korean boyband BTS created a social movement

There’s an adage among the ARMY, the fans of Korean group, BTS,  “You only find BTS when you need them.” It’s something...

A heritage of loss: Address Unknown and a second wave of...

Address Unknown is a short fictional film about one man’s search for his childhood friend who he lost track of after being...

Netflix Away’s Ray Panthaki on the Mars space series

Launching September 4, the Netflix series Away is a thrilling drama that celebrates an international crew of their first mission to Mars. As...

Even For A Queer Person In South Africa, Indian Matchmaking Hits...

Growing up in Apartheid South Africa my family weren’t able to go to the theatre. But we improvised – we had weddings....

Beyoncé’s “Black Is King” Features Mzansi Stars

In June Beyoncé surprised fans with a 70 seconds teaser trailer of her visual album: Black Is King. The 24 Grammy award-winning...

No One Seems to be Washing Their Hands (Or, Why I...

Funny, when Covid put down roots, thick, far and deep, the most privileged and hopeful of us thought we could get by...

#TheCriticalStans2.0 Ep 1: What’s the deal with Stan?

"We stan" is something that's often used on social media to show appreciation to someone or something. But what exactly does it...

The Critical Stans 2.0 Launches

The Daily Vox launches its weekly podcast The Critical Stans 2.0! During the 2018 World Cup The Critical Stans...

8 Songs To Celebrate EXO’s 8th Anniversary

One of the biggest groups in the K-pop industry, EXO celebrated its eighth anniversary on April 8. The group might be a...

BTS Map Of The Soul 7 Is ARMY’s Delight

It’s time.  BTS has finally made a comeback.  South Korean group Bangtan Sonyeondan released their seventh studio album ‘Map...

8 Films To Add To Your To-Watch List

“Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films,” said South Korean director...

EXO Are Back And We’re Obsessed

K-pop group EXO has made their much-awaited comeback with a sixth album called Obsession. It’s been more than a year since the...

5 Nollywood On Netflix Movies To Check Out

The Nigerian entertainment industry is one of the African continent’s most successful entertainment exports. Commonly known as Nollywood, the industry has been...

Jack And The Beanstalk Returns To The Joburg Theatre

Backstage and on stage is a hive of activity. There is less than a week left before the opening of the Jack...

Netflix Vegan Doccie ‘The Game Changers’ Appeals To Traditional Masculinity

Nothing says ‘manly’ quite like a nice piece of rare, bloody steak, amiright? Actually, you may be wrong according to a new...

In Photos: South Africa Celebrates Korean Food And Culture

South Africans got a taste of Korean culture at the 2019 Korean Film and Food Festival held in Pretoria on October 19....

‘Zulu Wedding’ Director Eager For South Africans To See Movie

The Zulu Wedding is finally releasing in cinemas. The movie’s release has been delayed many times in the past two years. The...
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