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Korean intangible cultural heritage comes to the stage
Oct 05, 2016
Five of Korea's UNESCO-registered intangible cultural heritages will be brought to life on stage as part of a series of performances every Saturday throughout October. The National Intangible Heritage Center, part of the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA), will put on sh...


Korea, Iran share friendship through culture
Oct 04, 2016
Iranians enjoy taking photos while trying on some traditional Korean Hanbok clothes, part of a sideline event at the 2016 Korea-Iran Cultural Harmony in Teheran festival at the Milad Tower in Tehran on Sept. 27. Culture has helped Korea and Iran become united once again. A ...


Performing arts festival brings philosophy to stage
Oct 04, 2016
A production of 'Faust' by Slovenian director Tomas Pandur is to be the closing performance at this year's Seoul Performing Arts Festival on Oct. 29 and 30. The 16th Seoul Performing Arts Festival (SPAF) raised its curtains this weekend with a focus on art as a medium for ph...


Korea, Japan pledge another 50 years of friendship
Oct 04, 2016
Seoul has hosted a retrospective festival on the past five decades of friendship between Korea and Japan, with a hope that the amicable ties will continue for the next 50 years. The Korea Japan Festival, held at the COEX exhibition center on Oct. 2, began with a collaboration b...


Korean Wave’s ever-rising popularity in Bulgaria
Sep 30, 2016
For the past decade, Korean pop, commonly known as K-pop, has been bringing diversity to the music scene worldwide. Often inspired by trends in U.S. pop and hip hop during recent years, K-pop adds its own unique characteristics, such as complex choreography, energetic melodies, e...


Busan Biennale explores present, future of art
Sep 30, 2016
Media artist Lee Leenam's 'Hybridizing Earth' at the 2016 Busan Biennale features a 3-D painting drawn in virtual reality using a 'tilt brush,' Google's latest electronic paint brush. The 2016 Busan Biennale is offering art enthusiasts a chance to glimpse the present and fut...


Korean recipes: dakgalbi spicy stir-fried chicken
Sep 30, 2016
“Chicken has a sweet taste and warm temper, which makes the inner organ feel stable and warms the body,” said the "Dongui Bogam" (동의보감, 東醫寶鑑), one of the best-known medical books from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) in regard to the medicinal effects of poultry. Autum...


Festival offers up autumn books
Sep 30, 2016
The Paju Booksori 2016 festival runs from Oct. 1 to 3 at the Paju Bookcity in Paju, Gyeonggi-do Province. Pictured are visitors browsing books featured at last year’s Paju Booksori festival. The best season of the year in which to read books, autumn, is slowly stretching ...


Photographic retrospective honors Korea-Iran ties
Sep 29, 2016
Since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1962, Korea and Iran have maintained a cooperative partnership, both economically and culturally. The bilateral ties have deepened over the years, through to this day, to such a degree that the two countries built Tehran Boulevard thr...


28 writers from Korea, elsewhere gather in Seoul
Sep 29, 2016
​The opening ceremony for the 2016 Seoul International Writers' Festival is held on Sept. 26, where 28 writers from Korea and elsewhere will show off their works. Twenty-eight promising writers from Korea and elsewhere have gathered in Seoul. The Literature Translation Instit...