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Here's President Obama dancing to Drake's 'Hotline Bling'

We continue our long goodbye to the Obamas with the greatest video yet to surface from Friday's final White House music event: President Barack Obama …

Aretha Franklin

Wonder Girls doll up in pure white for 'CeCi'

Ji Eun has announced her departure from SECRET on Instagram. Following news of the girl group members' legal battle with their agency TS Entertainmen…<p>…

One Minute of Intense Exercise Is Basically All You Need, Says Science

It's not that we don't know we need to work out; it's just that the alternatives (eating, sleeping, bingeing <i>Gilmore Girls</i> episodes from the couch) are so much easier. Between holding down full-time jobs, taking care of kids, doing all of the boring, behind-the-scenes grown-up stuff (we see you, …

Gilmore Girls

These birth defects might be linked with radiation from the Chernobyl disaster 30 years ago

Physicians in the region have reported a sharp rise in birth defects there since 1986.<p>A 2010 study by the American Academy of Pediatrics found a correlation between the presence of hazardous levels of strontium-90 — a radioactive element produced by nuclear fission — and dramatically high rates of …

Disability

DC has a new Chinese superhero... from Shanghai!

Up in the smog! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's Chinese Superman Kenan Kong!<p>The most recent issues of DC Comics' Superman have left fans mired in …

On Autism and Superheroes

My oldest child is autistic. He’s eight years old and school is a daily struggle for him. He sees the world in a way I can barely comprehend, not …

Amazing pencil portraits of Japanese celebrities look as lifelike as photographs 【Pictures】

This Twitter user doesn’t need lights and cameras when he’s got good pencils and <b>unbelievable talent</b>.<p>You might not have noticed, but we only …

Anime

Vaughan and Martin Talk Story, Setting and Secrets in The Walking Dead: The Alien

What kind of alien are we talking about here?<p>Today marks the release of The Walking Dead: The Alien by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Marcos …

The Walking Dead

The Japanese Publisher Of ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Insists Scarlett Johansson Is ‘Well Cast’

Paramount’s live-action remake of <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> is currently the most talked-about movie on the internet, though not for reasons the studio might’ve hoped for. Scarlett Johansson’s starring role in <i>Ghost in the Shell</i>, a property originally set in Japan and starring Japanese characters, has …

Anime

3. Perfume (ƒ‘ƒ•ƒƒƒ)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoM665paLKM Perfume is a popular Japanese pop group from Hiroshima. The group currently consists of Omoto Ayane, …

Tsutomu Nihei's Seminal Manga 'Blame!' Is Getting Reprinted

Not long after covering <i>Biomega</i>, news has surfaced that Vertical Comics will be reprinting Tsutomu Nihei’s <i>Blame!</i>, his first major manga work.<p>Set in a far off distant future, what’s left of humanity resides with the Megastructure; a vast and dangerous labyrinth that has grown wild and out of control. …

Anime

New International Dawn of Justice Trailer Has Arrived

New international Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer hits<p>A new international <b>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</b> trailer has arrived and can be …

11 Signs That K-Pop Has STOLEN YOUR SOUL

K-Pop fans are, without a doubt, different from everyone else around them, especially with the different attitudes they show towards various cultures …

[★FEATURE] What EXO ACTUALLY is trying to say to EXO-Ls through their songs

Have you ever wondered who <b>EXO</b>‘s songs lyrics were dedicated to? Some fans believe <b></b>EXO might be trying to portray their love to all their faithful fans …

Japan's insanely tiny homes are the future of cities

Tiny homes are exotic to many of us, but they are extraordinarily functional as a reprieve from the busy neighborhoods of Tokyo.<p>As I discuss in my book, "The Hyperlocalization of Architecture," the secret to these Japanese tiny houses is not only the imaginative designs, influenced by centuries-old …

Architecture

Hayao Miyazaki has no idea that his anime keeps setting Twitter records, Ghibli producer says

<b>Hayao Miyazaki</b> is responsible for <b>one of the biggest social media trends in the world</b>, but one of his closest associates says <b>the legendary anime</b> …

Anime

See The Powerful Way This Newborn Photo Shoot Honors the Placenta

"The response to this image clearly shows that we all still crave a connection."<p>When Emma Jean Nolan, a 30-year-old former midwife and photographer in Australia, was asked to shoot the birth of a Maori baby, she knew she wanted to honor his culture with her pictures. The Maori people have one word …

Japanese curry, crispy rice buns and anime on the Okamoto Kitchen truck

Shiny, happy Japanese animation-influenced art called anime embellishes all corners of the red-and-white Okamoto Kitchen Japanese comfort food truck. A Japanese maid named Haru-chan, based on Japanese maid culture, winks at you while you ponder between the Japanese fried chicken and curry on the …

Anime fans, get ready: Funimation is launching a streaming service

Funimation Entertainment, home to a library of anime content, is jumping in the streaming-service game.<p>The company is expected to announce the launch …

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier population of readers who <i>just can’t wait</i> …

Books

Japan's first girls-only 'otaku' cafe opens in Osaka and boys are strictly not allowed

Mention the Japanese term 'otaku', and the image of a middle-aged anime fan or manga geek-boy might come to mind.<p>But a new cafe, Ataraxia Cafe, in …

Artists record for 'I Am Korean' MV :: Daily K Pop News | Latest K

KBS is celebrating Korea Independence Day by releasing special song and music video packed with star-studded line-up.<p>The music video will be released …

Interview with GFriend: They almost cried when they met Girls' Generation

정해욱<p>Wednesday, July 29, 2015 apink, GFriend, girl group, girls' generation, interview, Offstage, rookie<p><b>Q. You have to compete with so many other girl</b> …

15 Ways Living In Korea Might Transform You

Daily<p>Weekly<p>Monthly<p>1<p>One Of Korea’s Hottest Actors So Ji Sub, Says He’s Ready To Get Married<p>2<p>15 Photos of Taeyang At His Military Enlistment Base<p>3<p>Suzy …

9 Things Every K-Pop Fan NEEDS To Experience Before They Die

The most thrilling part of being a K-Pop fan is being able to experience things that other people can’t, but at the same time there is a never ending …

The 25 private colleges where students go on to earn the most money

Sticker prices on private colleges and universities tend to be steeper than public schools.<p>The average cost of tuition and fees for the 2015-16 school year was <b>$32,405</b> at private colleges in the US, while public universities cost an average of <b>$23,893</b>. For state residents at public colleges, average …

College & University

Florence Welch: ‘It was intense. And really cathartic. I’d been living with these new songs for a long time’

From a broken foot in January the only way was up, and Florence soared with a hit new album, No 1 in America, headlining Glastonbury…<p>• See the Observer’s faces of 2015 in full here • Marlon James: ‘I’ve been threatening to write a Viking novel for almost 10 years’<p>What would turn out to be a noisy …

New Albums

15 Bizarre Japanese Products You Didn't Know You Wanted

Japan is an innovative nation, but not every geeky treasure makes it way stateside.<p>1 / 15<p>Light-Fingered<p>1 / 15<p>1<p>Flash your digits when your phone is …

Geek

Adele tour ticket Twitter reactions

Tickets for Adele’s North American tour went on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, and the high demand left many buyers waiting in line, experiencing …

The NINTH DOCTOR Regenerates Into New DOCTOR WHO Ongoing Series

Christopher Eccleston as the 9th Doctor<p>Credit: BBC<p><i>Press Release</i>:<p>Titan Comics and BBC Worldwide are pleased to announce the ongoing Ninth Doctor comic …