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Palaces in the fall, palaces under the stars
Sep 20, 2016
The Heungnyemun Gate (흥례문, 興禮門), the second inner gate at Gyeongbokgung Palace, is illuminated with a colorful display of media art from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 in celebration of National Foundation Day (개천절, 開天節). In just a few days, splendid displays of color will illuminate you...


Korean recipes: Songpyeon varieties across Korea, part ...
Sep 15, 2016
Songpyeon can be made from ingredients other than rice. Potatoes, pumpkins and mosi or ramie leaves can also become wonderful ingredients for songpyeon. One of such variety is gamja songpyeon or potato songpyeon made in Gangwon-do Province, as it offers the chewy and savory taste...


Korean recipes: Songpyeon varieties across Korea, part ...
Sep 13, 2016
Songpyeon is the symbol of Chuseok, the mid-autumn harvest holiday when everything is full and abundant with joy. This half moon-shaped rice cake is one of the best-known varieties of rice cake among non-Koreans. Koreans used to make songpyeon rice cakes with a sweet and ...


Twisted, distorted magical world
Sep 13, 2016
Anish Kapoor says he doesn't give much weight to the 'meaning' of his works. He only conveys in his works his concerns, such as whether his work and the space are composed together in harmony and how his audience accepts it. Twisted and curved stainless pillars, not cylinders n...


Peace Corps plants seeds of Korea-US friendship
Sep 13, 2016
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Cho Yoonsun (center) shakes hands with U.S. Ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert (right) during the opening ceremony of the Beautiful Journey, Endless Friendship exhibition at the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History on Sept. 12. Pict...


King Sejong's example inspires Thailand, Vietnam
Sep 12, 2016
Students at an elementary school in southern Thailand take bilingual literacy classes. The program is for the minority Patani-Malay people, whose indigenous language is different from the government's official Thai language. The Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of As...


Enjoy Chuseok holidays at national museums
Sep 12, 2016
Ahead of the Chuseok holidays, people head to the National Folk Museum of Korea to enjoy a nongak performance of traditional farmers’ music. National museums across Korea, including the National Folk Museum, will host a variety of events to mark the upcoming Chuseok holidays.&nbs...


Korean writers attend literary events in China, Brazil
Sep 09, 2016
Upcoming literary events are being held in China and Brazil and will feature (from left) novelist Oh Jung-hee and poets Kim Ki-taek and Oh Sae-young. Korean writers will share their world of literature with readers, novelists and poets in mainland China and Brazil. Nove...


From china to radios: Denmark: Design
Sep 09, 2016
An Egg Chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Royal Hotel and beloved for over half a century, is on display at the Denmark: Design exhibit that covers the history of 20th century Danish design. Simple. Chic. Practical. These three adjectives are often used to describe No...


Big Bang appears on CNN Talk Asia
Sep 09, 2016
Big Bang, the megaband of the K-pop universe, sits down for an interview with CNN Talk Asia on Sept. 8 to talk about their experiences in the Korean music industry. On Sept. 8, pop sensation Big Bang guest starred on CNN Talk Asia, an interview show produced for CNN Internationa...