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German daily finds 'Snowpiercer' to be great balance be...
Apr 11, 2014
The film "Snowpiercer" (2013) was recently highlighted by a German daily, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, which described the movie as, "a work that was excellent in mixing Western and East Asian cinematic traditions." The article, published on April 2 under the headline, "Im ewigen Ei...

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Makgeolli enlivens nightlife at traditional market
Apr 11, 2014
A tasting party for makgeolli, a traditional rice-based alcohol similar to beer and consumed by commoners throughout Korean history, was held at Gwangjang Market on April 10, a well-known traditional market located in central Seoul. Both international and domestic visitors enjoye...

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Content moguls share creative know-how
Apr 09, 2014
“An intriguing story, realistic, believable effects and characters with personality.”These are what Peter Del Vecho, a producer at Walt Disney Studios, cited as the main factors behind his animated mega-hit “Frozen,” while speaking at the 2014 Content Insight seminar held at COEX...

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Gat, traditional headgear in Korea [10]
Apr 08, 2014
*This is the tenth part in our series, “Gat, traditional headgear in Korea.” The designation and transmission of tanggeon A tanggeon is a kind of official headgear put under a gat, known as a tanggeun on Jeju Island. It served to cover the topknot that every man wore, and ...

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Korean short stories in English #1
Apr 08, 2014
The Bilingual Edition of Modern Korean Literature series features 15 short stories in English and Korean.A series of short stories written by 15 authors, representing the breadth and depth of the literary scene, is now readable in both Korean and English. The Bilingual Edition of...

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Secret Garden welcomes visitors to the Nakseonjae
Apr 08, 2014
Spring flowers welcome visitors to the back garden of the Nakseonjae, a residential compound inside Changdeokgung Palace, one of the five main palaces during the Joseon era (1392-1910). The garden is decorated with cherry blossoms, apricot flowers and other flowers, covering the ...

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Seaweed finds a place on tables around the world
Apr 07, 2014
Gim, or laver, a type of edible seaweed, is one of the staple side dishes found on the Korean table. It is a very versatile ingredient, as it can be cooked in a variety of forms. It can come as gim gyeranmari, a rolled egg omelette in seaweed, or it can be fried along with dried ...

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Traditional crafts showcased in Milan
Apr 07, 2014
A modern reinterpretation of traditional Korean crafts will be showcased in Milan, Italy. The "Constancy & Change in Korean Traditional Craft 2014" exhibition will take place at the Triennale di Milano, a design museum, over six days starting April 8. This is the second such ...

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Be a hero at the Trickeye Museum
Apr 04, 2014
A medieval knight comes out from the frame and holds his lance at head height, aiming at his target. A giant, scary fish opens its maw as wide as it can, to swallow everything in sight. People have angelic wings sprouting from their back and look like they've descended from the s...

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Reading on the rise: FT
Apr 04, 2014
“Thanks to encouragement by teachers and the government, the habit of reading is on the increase in South Korea.” The Financial Times (FT), a British daily, reported that a variety of efforts by the Korean government have brought kids closer to books in its March 28 article, “How...