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‘Culture & Creativity Academy’ to breed new talent
Mar 04, 2016
The “Culture and Creativity Academy,” a training facility aimed at cultivating young talent in the creative arts, has opened its doors in downtown Seoul on March 2. The government hopes the academy will play a pivotal role in the so-called “Culture and Creativity Fusion ...


Korea, France promote friendship with joint play
Mar 03, 2016
A theatrical drama will celebrate the 130th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Seoul and Paris. Artists from both countries will jointly turn author Kim Young-ha’s 2006 full-length novel “The Empire of Light,” a story that literally reveals t...


Korean webtoons entertain the world
Mar 03, 2016
College romances, historical battles at sea, students with superpowers, vampires, secret agents, the lives of convenience store workers: People enjoy all these and more. From the sweet to the satirical, the mundane to the fantastical, one in three Koreans reads webtoons, wh...


Things to see at the Ganghwado Island
Feb 29, 2016
Jeju Island is probably the first thing that comes to the mind of non-Koreans when they think about the many islands of Korea. However, there are many interesting islands besides Jeju. Among them is Ganghwado Island, the fifth biggest island in Korea. It's in the Yellow Sea,...


French Baroque music comes to Korea
Feb 29, 2016
To celebrate the "Years 2015-2016 of Korea-France Bilateral Exchange," music from the French Baroque period will fill the concert halls of Korea this March. French Baroque master Marc Minkowski will be leading Les Musiciens du Louvre (The Musicians of the Louvre), a Frenc...


Korean recipes: Ipchun osinban five spring green...
Feb 26, 2016
Ipchun (입춘, 立春) marks the beginning of the first of the 24 solar terms and it falls around Feb. 4. It heralds the beginning of spring and the time to start farming. As the spring air begins to spread, the body's metabolism gets more active, requiring three or five times more vita...


Tales of Korean life win Colombian book prize
Feb 26, 2016
Andres Felipe Solano, writer and instructor at the Literature Translation Institute of Korea, wins the Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana award for his 2015 novel 'Corea: apuntes desde la cuerda floja.' The book is based on the author's experiences living in Korea. ...

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Book review: 'Who Ate Up All the Shinga?" by Park Wan-s...
Feb 26, 2016
Reach out your arm. Stretch it as far as you can. Then plunge deep, deep into the plush velvet pocket of your psyche. Reach down as far as you can go, stretching and striving to touch the smallest bit at the very bottom of your memory, where your personality and psyche sit quietl...


Explore Joseon palaces at a glance
Feb 25, 2016
"Palaces In My Hand" is a new mobile app that serves as an integrated information source and tour guide for the four major palaces -- Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Deoksugung and Changgyeonggung -- and the Jongmyo Shrine. Through the app, users can download guides at each heritag...


Korean craftworks spotlighted in Munich
Feb 24, 2016
The Bavarian National Museum in Munich, Germany, launched a special exhibition on Feb. 20 offering a rare glimpse at sets of craftworks created by Korean artists. The Korean Craft & Design in Munich 2016 show, currently underway at the museum until March 28, was made...