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Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion' returns to Korea
Mar 11, 2016
Over 800 years have passed since the founding of the St. Thomas Boys Choir in 1212. The choir was led by Johann Sebastian Bach as cantor for 27 years starting in 1723. Holy Week in the Christian year is the week leading up to Easter Sunday. It's a time for Christian...


Hanji exhibit opens in Seoul
Mar 10, 2016
In 'Meditation 91108' (1991), Chung Chang-Sup uses dak, or paper pulp, dyed in various colors to create a painting with depth and texture. "Unity between the thing and the self" (물아합일, 物我合一). This was the artistic philosophy that defined the work of the late Chu...


An introduction to samulnori at Hongbeopsa Temple in Bu...
Mar 10, 2016
Even though it was winter, it wasn't that cold so the whole event took place outside. Hello, everyone. Spring is in the air, but at the moment it's a foggy and rainy day here in Busan. It reminds me of another rainy day some weeks ago when I suddenly got a message throu...


"Bubbly" trendy hair color
Mar 10, 2016
Have you been interested in trying a hair color similar to that of your favorite Korean celebrity, but found that getting your hair done often by professionals is expensive or time consuming? Well, the popular DIY brand Bubble Hair Coloring just might be the solution for you. ...


Literary festival brings Seoul, Paris closer
Mar 10, 2016
Korean writers are set to appear at the 2016 Paris International Book Fair that will run from March 16 to 21, as Korea is the Guest of Honor country this year. The Paris book fair is marking the “Year of Korea-France Bilateral Exchanges” that is taking place in 2015 and ...


Korea, UK expand partnership in creative industries
Mar 09, 2016
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok (second from left) and Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport John Whittingdale (third from left) discuss further partnerships in the creative industries between the two countries during the second Korea-U.K. Creative ...


Korean newspapers print obituaries for Umberto Eco, Har...
Mar 08, 2016
Major Korean newspapers recently published obituaries of two great authors, mourning for the loss incurred by the global writing community. The two great authors were Umberto Eco and Harper Lee. Bookstores across the country have set up special kiosks dedicated to the two late au...


Seoul Thermal Power Plant to produce electricity & arts
Mar 07, 2016
Artists perform during a pilot event last May at the Seoul Thermal Power Plant. The power plant is being transformed into the Danginri Creative Art Plant, a venue for 'pure and independent arts.' A power plant that once produced electricity with steam will soon become...


Gyeongchip (경칩, 驚蟄)
Mar 04, 2016
Gyeongchip (경칩, 驚蟄) is the Day of Awakening From Hibernation and falls on Saturday, March 5, this year. It marks the beginning of the third of 24 solar terms of the year. As all living things in the northern hemisphere begin to emerge from their winter slumber, the continental an...


Korean recipes: janggukbap rice in beef soup
Mar 04, 2016
Across Korean cuisine, there are many dishes that are cooked with rice in a soup or broth. Broadly, these dishes can be called tang ban (탕반, 湯飯) or janggukbap in Korean. Many people say because there are so many Korean dishes and table settings that involve bot...