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Korean pop culture spreads across the globe
Nov 18, 2013
Korean pop culture is gaining lots of attention from all corners of the world these days.Just take a look at the results of a special online competition that was launched...


Korean entertainment expo heats up in London
Nov 11, 2013
Despite the gentle rain, the exhibition hall at Old Billingsgate Market in London was busy with fans who came to get a glimpse of their K-pop stars. They came to see K-po...


French revolutionary’s final moments hit the stage in S...
Nov 06, 2013
A true story from the 18th century French Revolution (1789-1799) has been revived on the Korean stage in the 21st century. “Danton’s Death” was written by German playwrig...


Girls’ Generation wins YouTube Video Award
Nov 05, 2013
Girls’ Generation won Video of the Year at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards for their hit “I Got A Boy,” the title track off their fourth full-length album, at Pier 36 ...


Dante’s epic poem meets traditional Korean opera
Oct 29, 2013
A more-than-seven-century-old epic poem will be recreated as an opera with Korean touches. The National Theater of Korea will cast an Eastern light onto “The Divine Comed...


K-Pop World Festival unites global fans
Oct 22, 2013
After months of singing and dancing, and after much pain and some tears, the K-Pop World Festival 2013 came to an end on October 20.The third annual global pop competitio...


K-Animation wins over global audience
Sep 18, 2013
Most Koreans who grew up prior to the 1990s were fond of American animated characters like Mickey Mouse or Bugs Bunny or Japanese characters like Astro Boy and Anpanman. ...


Gwangju Design Biennale shows creations from everyday l...
Sep 10, 2013
Gwangju is having a festival of designs that can be seen in everyday life. The theme “Anything, Something” (Gesigi, Mesigi) of the fifth Gwangju Design Biennale is intend...


Busan International Film Festival opens with ‘Vara’
Sep 05, 2013
The program for the 18th Busan International Film Festival was unveiled recently. The ten-day festival will open with Vara: A Blessing by Bhutanese director Khyentse Norb...


Spanish daily El Pais says Gangnam has more visitors
Aug 27, 2013
Spanish daily newspaper El Pais recently released a three-page special feature on Gangnam District in southern Seoul under the title “El barrio con mas visitas,” meaning ...