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Korean film festival wows Italian fans
Mar 27, 2014
A Korean film festival in the heart of the Renaissance has gathered much interest in Florence, Italy. The 12th Florence Korea Film Fest is the first of many events taking...


Actor Lee Min-ho talks about his popularity in China
Mar 20, 2014
Actor Lee Min-ho has been taking China by storm. In a recent interview with Seoul-based fashion magazine Atstar1, he was asked about the secret behind his sweeping popula...


Alien love story goes viral in China
Mar 18, 2014
One of China’s top seven Communist Party leaders, head of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Wang Qishan, mentioned a Korean soap opera at a recent meeting ...


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...