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For K-pop Fans, Learning Korean Is About Connection

When Laura Krupp started learning the Korean alphabet, or Hangul, she’d practice memorizing the characters by doodling the names of her favorite K-pop idols in the margins of her notebook. “정국,” she’d scribble on the page, burning the distinct vowels and consonants of BTS member Jung Kook’s name into memory. Amid a busy college semester,…

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Young Doctors and Nurses Feel Like ‘Soldiers Going Into Battle’ Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

By De Elizabeth Tiana Woolridge was only 6 or 7 years old when she knew she wanted to be a doctor. Two decades later, she is finishing up her fourth year at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. When she enters the medical field as a pediatrician in a few months, she’ll…

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Jonas Brothers Can’t Visit Make-A-Wish Kids, So They Sent Heartwarming Videos Instead

The Jonas Brothers may not be able to visit the very special children they plan to meet via the Make-a-Wish Foundation right now, so they sent the next best thing: videos. The celebrities spent some time recording heartfelt messages to be sent to the organization’s young recipients in lieu of physical visits due to the…

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Amy Klobuchar Wants to Save the Election From The Coronavirus

With no known end date, there’s a chance that coronavirus-related physical distancing measures could affect the November general election — and since millenials and Gen Z constitute the biggest voting bloc in 2020, young people’s voting rights are among the most at risk. That’s why Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) are sponsoring the Natural…

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Lady Gaga Recruits All Your Faves For Massive ‘One World: Together At Home’ Special

Get ready for a massive, completely unforgettable benefit concert special, thanks in part to Lady Gaga. Global Citizen — the organization behind recent Together At Home video webcast performances featuring Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Chris Martin, Niall Horan, and more — has teamed up with the World Health Organization to announce a huge telecast. It’s called…

The Coronavirus Is Changing How Activists Fight

When many people think about activism, they’re likely envisioning its most visible component: People emerging from the comfort of their homes to physically gather together and make their voices heard. Those protests and rallies have established themselves as indelible moments in history on their own: the Million Man March, the Stonewall Riot, the Women’s March…

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Lady Gaga Is A Caged Cyborg Nightmare On Her Chromatica Cover

Although Lady Gaga’s new album Chromatica has been postponed, the singer has given everyone a taste of what to expect with its bold new cover art. Part Mad Max, Mortal Kombat, and cyber-punk fantasy, it’s just the explosive creative touch that certifies that whenever the LP comes out, it’ll torch streaming services with a terrifying mechanical laser beam. https://www.instagram.com/p/B-nQ2KYFYWF/Gaga’s Chromatica cover takes…

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Drag Race Underdog Aiden Zhane Felt Ganged Up On ‘From Day One’

By Christopher Rudolph Throughout her stint on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Aiden Zhane always stood out from the other girls. Not only was she from “the middle of nowhere,” Georgia, but before being cast on Season 12, she wasn’t regularly performing drag for an audience. Unlike her competitors, many of whom seasoned professionals from big cities,…

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How Adam Schlesinger Briefly Appeared On The Real World’s First Episode

Adam Schlesinger’s music belonged on television. One of the Fountains of Wayne songwriter’s most visible composition was 2003’s “Stacy’s Mom,” thanks to its Rachel Hunter-in-a-bikini-led video that dominated MTV. The clip preceded a slew of other Schlesinger-penned pop-rock hits anchored by glossy visual treatments; think The Click Five’s “Just the Girl,” Bowling for Soup’s “High…

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Bop Shop: Quarantine-Ready Songs From Lady Gaga, The Wonders, Karol G, And More

The search for the ever-elusive “bop” is difficult. Playlists and streaming-service recommendations can only do so much. They often leave a lingering question: Are these songs really good, or are they just new? Enter Bop Shop, a hand-picked selection of songs from the MTV News team. This weekly collection doesn’t discriminate by genre and can…