Taemin Criminal

'Criminal': Taemin Happily Submits for Your Bad Romance

A wise woman once declared: "Mama, I'm in love with a criminal." Taemin's here to say: "girl, same." Now I'm not one to Stan Men too often, but the 27-year-old Shinee boy band member-turned-solo star is a consistent exception to the rule - especially once he made us "Move." When Taemin's not too…


'Poet | Artist': Jonghyun's Final Album, the Premature Death of an Idol & the Stigma of Mental Illness in South Korea

"Always be with you." I'll be the first to admit, as I find it tacky to feign fandom after a famous person's death: I'm not a Shawol, or even a SHINee fan for that matter. Not because I don't like their music, but because I'd never invested my time in the group properly to begin with, beyond having…


Taemin Move

Making Taemin 'Move': An Interview With Songwriter Curtis Richa

Yes, there's a dude doing the Super Bowl next year who claims he's responsible, but in fact, Taemin is the one who's actually bringing sexy back. The 24-year-old member of SHINee, the five-member South Korean boy band still going strong since their 2008 debut, broke out for the second time on his…