Harvard Crimson:Do you think there will be a matriarchal revolution?
Junot Diaz:Well, I mean, what the fuck are we around for if there’s no hope for that? Do you want to see this shit go on for another fucking 40,000 years? Look at this fucking nonsense. I mean, honestly. My shit isn’t that somehow women are transhuman, that their essence is morally, ethically superior. My thing is, “Okay motherfuckers, we’ve been at this game now 40,000-plus years depending on how you rank Homo sapien civilization.” I think it’s time for a time out. For real. Dudes could use a 10,000-year time out, minimum.
On This Day in Baseball History April 9, 1912: In the first game ever played at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox defeated Harvard University in an weather shortened exhibition match-up by the score of 2-0, in front of 3,000 fans.
 2NE1 Featured in The Harvard Crimson’s “Look Out, World: K-pop Acts Worth Watching"
Despite the long period since their last Korean promotions, 2NE1 are still on the tip of everyone’s tongue when discussing K-pop acts to non-Kpop stans and Harvard is no exception. In an article titled, "Look Out, World: K-pop Acts Worth Watching”, 2NE1 is front and center in the discussion of noteworthy artists.
Years ago, when a K-pop artist released a new song, it was deemed a success if fans at home received the song with open arms. That is not the case anymore. As the clock struck midnight on April 12 worldwide, the song “Gentleman,” rapper PSY’s follow-up single to “Gangnam Style,” was released in 119 countries. Within minutes of the single’s release, people began to debate whether PSY would be a “one-hit wonder” in the Western Hemisphere.
While there are numerous sub-genres under the greater umbrella of “popular Korean music” (such as talented ballad singer K. Will, indie-folk group Busker Busker, or rock band CN BLUE), here are a few groups worth watching for a potential breakthrough in the U.S. mainstream market.
In sharp contrast with the plethora of pretty-polished-pop images of many female groups, 2NE1 exudes an edgy persona. From angsty song, “Ugly,” to addictive club hit, “I Am the Best,” the group brings a commanding stage presence and loud personality. The members’ experimental fashion has forged them a relationship with designer Jeremy Scott, who called leader CL his “muse” in a recent interview with ELLE. They have collaborated with Will.i.Am in the track for the Intel Ultrabook promotional video, and a formal U.S. debut for the group is rumored. In Will.i.Am’s words: “They [2NE1] care about fashion, dope beats, cool melodies—the perfect marriage between their style and my style.” In 2011, 2NE1 took home the MTV Iggy award for “Best New Band In The World.” The organic relationships that 2NE1 have formed with well-known artists, both within and outside the world of K-pop, and their sheer talent are indicative of a potential worldwide takeover.
The article also recommended 2NE1 label mates, BIG BANG Other artists mentioned: t윤미래 (Yoon Mi Rae/Tasha Reid), f(x), Girls’ Generation, & B.A.P. Regardless of quantity of promotions etc, it is clear than when talking about K-pop, especially to Western audiences, it’s almost impossible NOT to mention our girls.
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