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How to become fluent in Korean?
Jun 08, 2015
I’ve been learning Korean for the better part of the past 7 years, and in 2014, I became the Grand Prize Winner of the first KBS World Korean Speaking Contest. The contest saw applicants from 44 countries around the world showcase their Korean skills through three rounds of elimi...


Korea, Singapore host media art festival
Jun 05, 2015
Korea and Singapore have jointly held a media art festival in the Southeast Asian nation. The inaugural Singapore Open Media Art Festival (SOMAF) was held at the Gillman Barracks, a modern art hub in the city state, from May 29 to May 31. The festival was created ...


Korea's pop culture industry, as seen from outside
Jun 05, 2015
Korean pop culture and its culture industry have recently been commented on by some foreign media outlets. On June 2, the BBC shed light on a few YG Entertainment celebrities and how they are making their way into overseas markets. On June 2, BBC news published an article tit...


A song of soul: dedicated to the arts for 60 years
Jun 05, 2015
'The State of Enlightenment 2' (피안2, 彼岸), Algarrobo, 2014. Throughout her career, sculptor Kim Yun Shin has been quite active in Argentina, on the opposite side of the Earth from Korea. Now, she will be holding an exhibit at the Hanwon Museum of Art in Seocho-gu District, Seoul...


Country of Copernicus, Chopin comes to Korea
Jun 04, 2015
The country of Fredric Chopin, the poet of the piano, and of Nicolaus Copernicus, who insisted on the heliocentric theory, had to suffer through many painful periods of history and division by its more powerful neighbors Russia, Germany and Austria. As a result, beginning in the ...


PM's spouse visits Korean Pavilion in Milan
Jun 04, 2015
World Exposition Milano 2015 has now been open for a month. Amid its growing popularity, Agnese Renzi, spouse of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, recently visited the expo on May 29. She made stops at the Save the Children pavilion, the Italian national pavilion and the Korea...


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...