Samantha Lui

Samantha Lui is a culture writer and radio producer based in Toronto. Her work has appeared on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Complex Canada, VICE, NBC Asian America and ELLE Canada. She previously spent a summer interning at Hong Kong's English daily newspaper, South China Morning Post. A fangirl at heart, she spends her free time watching K-pop videos on YouTube and Asian dramas. Follow her on Twitter at @samanthalui_.


How K-Pop Artists Are Expanding Their Sound

Eight songs that prove how the genre is playing with some truly inspired genre-bending


K-Pop’s Fallen Hard for Y2K-Era R&B

But the genre has been borrowing sounds and styles from Black culture for decades


With ‘The Astronaut,’ BTS’s Jin Enters a New Chapter

Writer Samantha Lui on her favorite K-pop idol, their shared birth year, and his new single—a fitting goodbye before he heads off for military service