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Magic show brings fantasy to Busan
Aug 04, 2015
The city of Busan will be bewitched again and again on the upcoming hot summer nights. The Busan International Magic Festival (BIMF) will start with an opening ceremony at Haeundae Beach on Aug. 6 and continue until Aug. 9. Over one hundred magicians will lead spectators ...


Wax celebrities greet fans in Seoul
Aug 04, 2015
Wax statues of world-renowned stars, athletes, artists and political and religious figures are now welcoming visitors to a newly-opened museum in Seoul. On July 31, the Grevin Museum, a French wax museum, opened its newest branch along Eulji-ro Street in central Seoul. It...


Korean pop, food fanfare takes place in LA
Aug 03, 2015
Angelenos have shown their strong enthusiasm for all things Korean at a recent pair of events held in downtown Los Angeles. The first leg of the annual KCON festival took place at the Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 31 to Aug. 2. KCON 2015, ...


Korea, Poland unite through pop music
Aug 03, 2015
The Palladium theater in Warsaw was crowded with over 2,000 people on July 29. They were fans of Korean pop music, coming together for the 2015 K-Pop Festival. Marking its fifth year this year, the festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year for them. The 2,000 ...


Exhibit highlights modern society through food
Jul 31, 2015
Visitors listen to an explanation from the exhibit organizer (right) about the framed photo of a delivery man on a scooter. Kimchi, the mildly alcoholic makgeoli rice beverage, mixed rice with vegetables and meat, bibimbap, bowls overflowing with cooked rice, gobongbap, fried c...


Korean cuisine: on a roll across America
Jul 29, 2015
All eyes are on Korean cuisine and the base process of fermentation that requires a long cooking period and which produces rich, subtle flavors. On July 22 and 23, the Associated Press (AP) published two articles about Korean fermented foods and the way in which chefs turn their ...


What do our neighbors around the world think about Kore...
Jul 28, 2015
The list of prize-winning entries in the DNA of the Republic of Korea contest, hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, has now been announced. The results answer the question, “What do our neighbors in the global community think about Korea and its people?” A total...


Encounter Gaudi in Seoul
Jul 28, 2015
Barcelona, in the Catalonia region of Spain, is characterized by many distinctive buildings and parks that can't be found anywhere else in the world. One of the most iconic buildings is the Sagrada Familia church, the "Holy Family" church. It started construction in 1882 and arch...


Cultural, historical experiences bring Korea closer
Jul 27, 2015
How can a person learn more about the society and history of a country? Visiting, seeing first-hand and looking around historical and heritage sites is the best way to learn more about Korean society and history. This was the case for a recent tour to Namhansanseo...


Scholars emphasize qualitative growth in Korean studies
Jul 27, 2015
Korean studies experts from around the globe have gathered in Seoul to attend the Korean Studies Assembly 2015 on July 24. At the gathering, some 300 Korean studies researchers and scholars, including 36 presenters from 15 countries, shared the outcome and the current status of t...