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BoA makes her move in Hollywood
Apr 25, 2014
“I've always wanted to do a great dance movie. For this movie, I was only able to concentrate on the dance part. It was a great opportunity to show off my dance moves.” Pop singer BoA is now ready to wow movie lovers, as she has made an unexpected appearance in the Hollywood movi...


Danish video artist delves into human desire
Apr 24, 2014
There are two giant pillars facing each other. A middle-aged woman, confined to a wheelchair, is wheeling away in a hurry. Her face, sporting an uneasy look, as if someone is following her, is projected onto the screen of one pillar. On the other pillar, there is a picture of a m...


European musicals hit Seoul stages
Apr 23, 2014
Magnificent stage settings, great music, hundreds of costumes and compelling storylines are what draw people to major European musicals. A series of European musicals will be staged across Seoul this year, beginning with "Le Roi Soleil" ("The Sun King"), which is already running,...


Education gives hope to Harlem
Apr 23, 2014
The sounds of Korean language are echoing through the hallways of schools in Harlem, in New York City. Now and then, the lively notes of Korean hip-hop and pop music, sometimes mixed with traditional Korean tunes, too, can also be heard coming from the classrooms of these schools...


FAO recognizes traditional agricultural methods
Apr 22, 2014
Traditional farming methods from two Korean islands have received international recognition. Earlier this April, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) included the terraced rice paddies of Cheongsando Island in Wando County, Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province), gudeul...


Jeju National Museum exhibits rare mother-of-pearl lacq...
Apr 21, 2014
For time immemorial, people have been making all kinds of ornaments using the natural resources they find around them. Among the many materials regarded as special and precious have been pearled seashells, recognized for their beautiful gleam. People would cut the shells into var...


Korean short stories in English #2
Apr 18, 2014
The Bilingual Edition of Modern Korean Literature collection of 15 short stories is published in English and Korean on March 14. (photo courtesy of Asia Publishers)The second of fifteen stories in the Bilingual Edition of Modern Korean Literature collection is “Happy New Year to ...


Royal flower artistry comes to life
Apr 17, 2014
During the Joseon era (1392-1910), the royal court never plucked any real flowers to decorate their feasts. Instead, they created artificial silk flowers, or chaehwa. Royal silk flowers, or chaehwa, are used to decorate court events during the Joseon era. (photo courtesy of ...

140415_korean_film_thb2.jpg's list of must-see films 1 : Pieta
Apr 15, 2014
When do you think movies were first introduced to Korea? The debate is still ongoing, but it is reasonably fair to say that regular public screenings of movies existed in major cities by 1903, even though somewhat sporadically. At that time, people were very curious about this n...


Gat, traditional headgear in Korea [11]
Apr 15, 2014
*This is the eleventh part in our series, “Gat, traditional headgear in Korea.” Traditional Headgear as Depicted in the Arts-- A Gallery of Hats Official Hats in Paintings "New Year's Shopping, Seoul" (1921), Elizabeth KeithThe nambawi, as interpreted by Elizabeth ...