Julia Bass
Julia Bass

How Austin Became the Best Millennial City in the U.S.

Austin is the city of the moment for millennials, consistently touted for its fruitful job market, affordable housing, vibrant music scene, and special culinary culture.

5 Reasons You Should Go Backpacking Before You Turn 30

Quit taking your terrible job so seriously, and get out of the country while you still have the time and the money. Here's why you can't pass up this opportunity.

'Honey Boo Boo,' and the Rise Of "Hick" Culture On Reality TV

Somewhere between the mess of 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,' 'Catfish,' and 'Buckwild,' hick culture became America's new reality TV fascination. But why on Earth did that happen?

12 People We Had Never Heard of Before 2012

Before we know it, it will be 2013. But before we get there, let's take a moment to reflect on the new people we met in 2012. PSY, Honey Boo Boo, Lena Dunham ... who else made the list?

Gangnam Style: What the PSY Song Means and Why it Went Viral

Non-Korean speakers and listeners may not realize this, but beyond the horseback-riding inspired dance moves and bright blue tuxedos, there are some thought-provoking words.

South Korea Struggles with Racism Toward Foreigners

A controversial South Korean news segment highlighted the worst of the nation's xenophobia, and struck a chord with a growing ex-pat population forced to face the brunt of it.


Confessions of a Korean English Teacher: All-Girls Schools Work

What happens when a high school goes from all-girls to co-ed, in unusually convenient social experiment conditions? At one high school in Korea, the impact is predictable and unfortunate.

WWII Korean Comfort Women Victims Still Waiting for Apology From Japanese Government

During WWII, the Japanese military operated systematized sexual slavery and have yet to apologize. At the House of Sharing in South Korea, survivors share their stories and fight for recognition.