[Insight] Impact 2018 raises Issue of Diversity in Advertising

The Impact 2018 conference raises issues of representation in advertising and discusses solutions to improve diversity onscreen but also within the company itself. One of the points raised at Impact 2018, an annual conference for the Market Research Society (MRS), is the issue of representation in advertising. Minorities and even people who don’t identify as…

[NEWS] Pratilipi: a Publishing Platform for Mother Tongue Literature

Bengaluru-based self-publishing start-up, Pratilipi, is providing a platform for fiction, poetry and more in Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada and Bengali. Founded in 2015, Pratilipi (a Sanskrit word which means ‘you become what you read’) initially began as a website. Why? Because the internet only accounts for about 1% of content in mother-tongue languages from India,…


A collaboration between Lee Jia-an (illustrator) and Lerah Mae Barcenilla (writer). The first issue of a poetry, prose, photography and illustration journal on the topic of ‘home’. Using Adobe Indesign CC and Adobe Photoshop CS5. Published on October 2016 / Redesigned on December 2017 Read the full journal here.

[INTERVIEW] The Script

The Script returns with their highly-anticipated album, “Freedom Child”. Lerah Mae Barcenilla chats with drummer Glen Power about freedom, unity and following your dreams.

[HIGHLIGHTS] AOMG’s ELO x DJ Pumkin in London

For the first time ever, AOMG’s ELO and DJ Pumkin held an exclusive showcase in Europe! Hosted by BeatCraze Events, the duo landed in London’s Camden Assembly on April 17th. From the Meet&Greet to the afterparty, this was surely an unforgettable concert and honestly, even after more than a week, I still haven’t recovered. Without…

[List] 10 (Unique) Music Videos

While Korean music videos are certainly known for their high-budget quality, they can sometimes be a little too repetitive, with concepts that are a little too overused. However, in some cases we are given highly aesthetic, well-filmed music videos that rethink styles and concepts – we are given music videos that think outside of the…

[Review] B.A.P – Noir

After an unplanned hiatus, B.A.P are back with their second full-length album, NOIR, which was released on 7thNovember and features thirteen new tracks with two instrumentals. Like a noir-detective novel, the album takes us with the group as they search for the mysterious killer ‘X’. As a group, B.A.P are known for their heavily hip-hop…

[Editorial] K-pop, Literature and Mythology

K-pop music videos are known for their elaborate and high-budget styles. But with the increasing saturation of such quality, groups may find it difficult to find new ways of showcasing their concepts. One of the ways in which these concepts have manifested is through the influence of literature and mythology.

[Coverage] ZICO X MISBHV in London

On January 5th, ZICO X MISBHV landed in London! In collaboration with European fashion house MISBHV during the London Men’s Fashion Week, the highly-anticipated event was hosted by KOKO London and Cult of Ya… Published on January 9, 2017. Read more on unitedkpop.com

[Review] Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Your Name’

“That day when the stars came falling. It’s almost as if a scene from a dream. Nothing more, nothing less than a beautiful view.” Yet it was more than a beautiful view. Little did our two protagonists know that this meteor shower will change everything. Mitsuha (Mone Kamishiraishi) and Taki (Ryunosuke Kamiki) are complete strangers,…