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K-music sweeps SXSW
Mar 17, 2014
A range of K-pop groups and rock'n'roll bands have been wowing their U.S. fans at the South by SouthWest (SXSW) Music Festival, which took place from March 7 to 16 i...


1974: two bright lights of culture in the darkness
Mar 13, 2014
The year 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of many things. It marks the 40th anniversary of Seoul’s subway system. It marks the 40th anniversary of the current president’s ...


Sherlock Holmes fever sweeps the nation
Mar 11, 2014
Sherlock Holmes is known for his typical deerstalker hat and curved pipe. He is a brilliant detective, able to deduce one’s job or character from just a look at one’s app...


‘Where Are We Going, Dad?’ makes it big in China
Mar 10, 2014
There is a variety program that has taken China by storm.Hunan Television, a Chinese satellite TV outlet, has started broadcasting a Mandarin version of the popular Korea...


Girls’ Generation hits the top with comeback album
Mar 07, 2014
Girls’ Generation (SNSD) waves to the fans during their encore performance after winning’s M! Countdown. This was their first performance in over a year. (photo : J...


Soap opera drums up chimaek fever
Mar 03, 2014
The soap opera “My Love From the Star” continues to win fans both at home and abroad, as it wrapped up its first season on February 27. The show, produced by the Seoul Br...


Three Korean films highlighted in Berlin
Feb 26, 2014
Three Korean films received awards recently at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. The winners were “Sprout,” directed by Yoon Ga-eun, “Non-Fiction Diary,” by Ju...


Korean family-themed films reach global audience
Jan 27, 2014
Eight Korean family-themed movies are now available across more than 110 countries in eight languages, including simplified Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish, Russian an...


Foreign stars on the rise
Jan 24, 2014
Not that long ago, one could only see a few foreigners in Korean movies or TV shows. Now, however, befitting the modernized world created by economic development and glob...


Film archive selects top 3 films of the past century
Jan 22, 2014
The concept of film is presumed to have been first introduced to Korea in 1901. It was American photographer and traveler Burton Holmes (1870-1958) who first brought a mo...