Morning music: Lee Hyori

Korean pop is the music world’s latest sensation. If I ran the zoo, “Bad Girls,” the latest single and video by Lee Hyori (roughly, the K-pop equivalent of Beyonce), would be a “Gangnan Style”-type worldwide break-out hit. It’s brilliant filmmaking and pop feminism at its most buoyant.

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Kathleen Geier

Kathleen Geier is a writer and public policy researcher who lives in Chicago. She blogs at Inequality Matters. Find her on Twitter: @Kathy_Gee