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Busan film festival to feature 'Paradise in Service,' '...
Sep 03, 2014
The 19th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) will open with "Paradise in Service" from Taiwan and close with "Gangster Pay Day" from Hong Kong. The festival kicks off on October 2 and will feature 314 films from 79 countries. "Paradise in Service," by Taiwanese director Chen...


Communication is important, say global leaders
Sep 03, 2014
Leaders of the cultural sector gathered in Korea from across the world for the 2014 Culture Communication Forum (CCF). Representatives from 16 countries learned about diverse aspects of the nation from August 31 to September 2. They visited places where they were able to lear...


Architectural studio reborn as modern art museum
Sep 02, 2014
The old studio for the architectural firm Space, located near Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul, has now been turned into a modern art museum.The building itself, designed by the late founder of Space, Kim Swoo-geun (1931-1986), and completed in 1977, is a masterpiece of modern archi...


Pulitzer-winning play: ‘Acceptance of loss brings hope’
Sep 02, 2014
“Rabbit Hole,” a play written by playwright David Lindsay Abaire, was initially staged at regional theaters across the U.S. in 2006. The play was popular enough to be nominated for five Tony awards that same year. In 2007, the work received the Pulitzer Prize for drama. The hit h...


Expats practice traditional martial art taekkyeon
Sep 02, 2014
There’s probably no telling whether taekkyeon, in which practitioners conduct smooth and slow movements with their limbs, is a dance or a martial art. One could say, however, that it is a form of martial art in which the practitioner uses the momentum of his opponent to knock him...


Busan comedy festival brings world together with humor
Sep 01, 2014
The curtain rose on the second Busan International Comedy Festival (BICF) on August 29 at the Busan Cinema Center, in Haeundae-gu, Busan. This year's slogan is, "Smile is Hope." Participating comedians from Korea and abroad brought to the audience laughter and mirth with their wi...


Fashionista Choi Ji-woo in 'Temptation'
Aug 29, 2014
*This series of articles about celebrity fashion is published in partnership with K-Star Fashion. Click here for previous parts. The fashion style of actress Choi Ji-woo, currently starring in the soap opera "Temptation" as a smart, beautiful and rich female CEO, has recently ...


Gwangju brings together world musicians
Aug 29, 2014
Approximately 80 world music artists from nine countries, including the U.S., France, India, Norway, Congo, South Africa and Mozambique, are to touch down in Gwangju, the largest city in southwest Korea. They will come together for the 2014 Gwangju World Music Festival, an a...

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Namhansanseong celebrates UNESCO listing
Aug 29, 2014
A traditional rite to notify the ancestors has taken place at Namhansanseong, the mountain fortress south of Seoul, in honor of its registration on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre Kishore Rao brought the official certificate himself t...


Hwang Tong-gyu’s ‘Strong Winds at Mishi Pass’ in Englis...
Aug 27, 2014
Oh wind! Without a wrinkle to grasp on the surface of the earth,Without a single tree or bush or grass on which to clingWithout a phrase of the sacred Book with which to live,I swayed on Mishi PassThe whole landscape swayed in the wind,As if it were wind itself,Mt. Sorak swayed,M...