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Little Mix releases Korean version of “Wings”
Aug 23, 2013
British four-piece girl group Little Mix has come up with a Korean version of their hit song “Wings.” Little Mix has released a Korean version of their hit song "Win...


K-pop legend Cho Yong-pil bridges generation gap
Aug 19, 2013
Middle-aged people in their 40s gathered in droves for a concert. Parents and children were also spotted. It was at Supersonic 2013, held on August 14 and 15. The rock co...


Hong Sang-soo wins Best Director Award in Locarno
Aug 19, 2013
Critically acclaimed director Hong Sang-soo created another movie that shows his admiration for women, even capturing the Leopard Award for Best Director at the 66th Loca...


Israeli and Palestinian youths find common ground: K-po...
Aug 14, 2013
In the Middle East, where Judaism and Islam are deeply intertwined with culture, the Korean wave is starting to gain recognition. The BBC and an Israeli media outlet rece...


Snowpiercer, futuristic world imagined by director Bong...
Jul 24, 2013
After the apocalypse, everything is frozen except for one thing; a train carrying the only survivors. What would humans look like in such an extreme situation? Globally k...


Meet animation characters at Seoul Character & Licensin...
Jul 18, 2013
Pororo, Pucca, Mashimaro. These are some of the familiar Korean animation characters, especially popular among children. All sorts of cartoon characters can be met at Seo...


Korean films under spotlight in New York
Jul 17, 2013
Korean films received the spotlight at the 12th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF). The festival was held at the Walter Reade Theater of the Lincoln Center in Manhattan...


5 rock festivals ready to blow away heat wave
Jul 17, 2013
Five major rock festivals are getting ready to touch down throughout Korea between late July and mid-August, the time when the summer heat reaches its peak. Armed with th...


‘Cold Eyes’ depicts hectic lives of Korean police
Jul 05, 2013
The crime action movie Cold Eyes which breathtakingly depicts the police pursuing a criminal organization premiered on July 3. On the same day, its press preview took pla...


Secretly Greatly soars over Korean box office
Jun 20, 2013
The Korean movie Secretly Greatly has swept the box office in recent weeks, setting numerous records including largest opening-weekend audience, highest number of viewers...