Glow Recipe: Natural Korean Beauty Products

With a focus on real watermelon, these potions and lotions will hydrate and boost your glow

by Sun Bak Sarah Lee and Christine Chang, the minds behind Glow Recipe, have brought their favorite, hard-to-find Korean skincare products to the US marketall of which incorporate tech and ingredients that aren’t typical in most department store items. Their in-house line, Glow Recipe, is made up of just four powerful products (as Lee and Chang spend a bulk of their time researching how to …

NYC-Made West 32 Soju

A smooth take on the Korean alcohol

by Sun Pak Step into any Korean restaurant on a weekend night and you’ll find similar set-ups at every table: a green bottle of soju perched next to plates of sizzling meats (or bubbling stews) and a collection of small vegetable sides. The clear, simple liquorakin to a less-alcoholic vodkawashes down the spicy dishes well, and it would be considered egregious to consume less than …

Premiere: “For Everything That You Lost” by Jambinai

Expressing consolation via their traditional Korean instruments and the beauty of Jeju Island

South Korean trio Jambinaiequipped with the country’s expressive traditional instrumentspluck, bow and breathe fury and drama into their experimental post-rock music. While the members showed off their technical prowess in the performance video for head-banger “They Keep Silence,” Jambinai’s music video for their measured instrumental track “For Everything That You Lost”premiering on CH todayis more ruminative, focusing on the unusual textures and colors found in …

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Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim dance to Kanye West, new Skepta, Korean folk-metal and more in this week's look at music

Skepta: Man Skepta’s world domination is imminent: 6 May sees the release of his LP Konnichiwa, which many have been eagerly awaiting since the London-based MC and producer dropped the single “That’s Not Me” (featuring his brother JME) back in 2014, and the riotous “Shutdown” the following year. Helming the resurgence of UK grime, the 33-year-old (born Joseph Junior Adenuga) doesn’t look like he’ll be …

Jambinai: They Keep Silence

Almost an antithesis to manufactured K-pop is South Korean band Jambinai, who use their country’s traditional instruments to rock out with intensity as seen in their music video for experimental metal track “They Keep Silence.” Eun Youg Sim vigorously plucks the large geomungo to establish the bass line; on Bomi Kim’s knee is the wailing haegeum, bowed sort of like a cellolater breaks out into …