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Korean moviegoers set new record
Dec 23, 2013
The number of moviegoers in Korea exceeded 200 million for the first time in 2013. By midnight on December 18, the number of tickets sold stood at 204,009,513, the Korean Film Council announced the following day. This is a drastic increase from the 146 million tickets sold in 201...

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Ancient tomb site added to Korea’s UNESCO Tentative Lis...
Dec 23, 2013
A series of ancient Korean tombs from the Gaya Kingdom (42-562) have been included on Korea’s Tentative List at UNESCO and might be considered for inclusion on the U.N. body’s World Heritage List.In western Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), at the southern central tip...

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Two classical stars unveil new album
Dec 20, 2013
One of the world's most acclaimed conductors, Myung-Whun Chung, has released his long-awaited new album "Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9" in collaboration with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. This is his second Beethoven recording released with the German classical record label Deut...

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Analog cable TV subscribers can now watch HD broadcasts
Dec 19, 2013
Millions of analog cable TV subscribers will soon be able to watch high-definition (HD) broadcasts. The government will allow cable television stations to transmit their programs under the 8VSB standard, the modulation method used for broadcasting ATSC digital television. This wi...

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Nah Youn-sun to jazz up Seoul for four days
Dec 19, 2013
“At the upcoming Seoul concerts I’d like to spin a yarn of all the experiences I’ve gone through over the years.” So said jazz star Nah Youn-sun, whose deep and alluring voice has captured many hearts across Europe, as she described the upcoming “Youn Sun Nah’s Winter Jazz” conce...

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Alcohol in Korean life [2]
Dec 19, 2013
The second part of a series "Alcohol in Korea life." Click here to see the first part. The Many Kinds of Sul Sul Types by Filtering Methods According to the way in which fermented beverages are filtered, they are divided into choengju, clear rice liquor, and takju, thick rice bee...

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G-Dragon becomes global style icon
Dec 19, 2013
Exchanging Twitter messages with Pharrell Williams about the next album; having fashion houses such as Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent desperately waiting for their garments to be worn; partying with Justin Bieber all night long and being followed by photographers around the clock....

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2013’s best new content brightens up cultural sphere
Dec 16, 2013
Creators of smash-hit content in 2013, from movies, dramas and entertainment shows to cartoons, video games and documentaries, were spotlighted at the Korea Content Awards 2013 held at COEX in southern Seoul on December 13. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yoo Jinryong...

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Korean literature in English #1
Dec 13, 2013
The English version of 10 Korean novels, part of the Library of Korean Literature collection, has been spreading the word about Korean literature in the United States and across the English-speaking world. The Literature Translation Institute of Korea translated the novels into E...

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Drawing a new world
Dec 13, 2013
Comic book artist Kim Jung-gi (www.superani.com) creates amazingly complicated worlds, satiated with the most intricate and delicate of details. His tool, however, is a simple black brush-pen; just imagine an ink pen with a miniature brush at the end instead of one made from felt...