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Pop singer collaborates with other artists
Jun 04, 2015
Pop star G-Dragon is ready to meet his fans once again, not with songs this time, but with artwork. The “Peace Minus One: Beyond the Stage” exhibition, slated to kick off June 9 at the Seoul Museum of Art in central Seoul, will showcase more than 200 works of art, whethe...


Woodblocks unveil ancient technology, aesthetics
Jun 04, 2015
A copy of 'The Five Moral Rules, With Illustrations' (top) and its woodblock (bottom). A book from the late 18th century tells the story of a woman known to be the wife of a farmer named Domi during the Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C. - A.D. 660). Though pursued by King Gaero (r. 455-4...


Get a taste of Korea in Milan
Jun 03, 2015
The Korean Pavilion at the World Exposition Milano 2015 hosted its Korea Night on June 1. Some 80 people from a diverse range of culinary backgrounds visited the pavilion to dine on Korean cuisine. There were chefs from Italy, Austria and countries from around the world and peopl...

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BEEF-ore You Eat: A Guide To Korean Beef
Jun 03, 2015
My first taste of Hanu (한우,Korean beef) was when I visited Wonju. It is near the town of Hoengseong (횡성군), the ultimate source of high quality beef in South Korea.  The experience was unforgettable due to the flavor and tenderness. Since then, I’ve been very particular whene...

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Researchers restore ancient smelting technology
May 29, 2015
Iron smelting was one of the most important skills held by ancient civilizations, and efforts to restore such methods are currently underway in Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province). On May 27 and 28, the Jungwon National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage cond...


Feel the charm of Arabic culture, arts
May 29, 2015
Do the words "the Arab region" mean the same thing as "the Middle East"? Is there any difference between “Islam” and “Arab”?Answers to these questions can be found at the eighth Arab Cultural Festival that will take place from May 28 to June 23 in both Seoul and Busan. This annu...


Frida Kahlo exhibit comes to Korea for first time
May 28, 2015
"I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint," once said renowned Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) describing at the same time her suffering and passion for painting. Kahlo was born to a Hungarian German father and a mestizo mother...


New Zealand embraces Korean Cool
May 28, 2015
Half a day by plane from Korea, New Zealand is an island nation populated by only some four and a half million people. Nonetheless, here, too, Korean pop has been recently growing in popularity. The May 24 edition of the Sunday Star-Times published a special edition titled "How K...

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Celebrating and Understanding Korean Parents Day
May 28, 2015
I think the month of May is the Family Month. United Nations set May 15th as an International Parents Day, but it seems that day is not very familiar among world community as it commemoration didn’t echo around the globe. Koreans also considered May as “The Family Month”. “Becau...


Venezuela’s El Sistema flourishes in Korea
May 26, 2015
Children from less-privileged backgrounds, whose families may be at lower ends of the income spectrum, will now be able to map their dreams through their musical instruments. On May 27, members of the Orchestra of Dreams will perform at Marronnier Park along Daehangno St...