Update with full article:

Girls’ Generation’s piece in “The New Yorker” is now available through the magazine’s website.


Original article from 10/2/12:

As Girls’ Generation continues to make inroads into America and the world, more and more media organizations are taking notice. The latest in a string of mentions of the girls by Western media comes from none other than the famous New Yorker magazine, an American magazine that covers politics, social issues, art, humor, and culture.

In his article for the October 8th, 2012 issue of “The New Yorker”, “Factory Girls: Cultural technology and the making of K-pop”, writer John Seabrook profiled Girls’ Generation and K-Pop in general. To gain a sense of what the K-Pop culture is like, he attended “SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR III” in Anaheim, California in May, where he interviewed MoonSoshi9, a Soshified writer. Seabrook also features conversations with various luminaries including Tiffany and Jessica, the Wonder Girls, and Neil Jacobson, an executive at Interscope Records, Girls’ Generation’s label in the United States, as well as MoonSoshi9‘s May 2012 editorial about the girls. In addition, Seabrook gives an overview of the history of K-Pop and Hallyu, the process of training future stars at SM Entertainment, and opinions and items to consider regarding the current status and future of K-Pop in the United States and in the West.

At the moment, the article is only available to subscribers of “The New Yorker“. However, stay tuned to Soshified for more details when the article is released to the general public on Wednesday, October 3rd.

Source: The New Yorker, Soshified Gallery
Written by: residentbenchwarmer@soshified
Contributor: MoonSoshi9@soshified

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