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Angel revisits Sorokdo
Apr 21, 2016
Former nurse Marianne Stoeger exchanges hellos with people at a Roman Catholic church on Sorokdo Island. The Austrian former nurse, often called an 'angel' by residents there due to her devotion to people with leprosy on the island for some 40 years, recently revisited Sorokdo. ...


A spring letter from Bulgaria
Mar 18, 2016
The cold snap has finally passed and Seoul welcomed in the spring on March 15. On the same day, the team, with offices at the National Museum of Korea in Yongsan-gu District, received a package. Bojana Doneva, Diana Trifonova and Lilia Bozhinova, all Honora...


Her evolution has no end
Mar 14, 2016
Her life is considered to be dramatic, as she switched her career from a fashion model and an actress to a painter. Also, she has broadened her work as a columnist and a calligrapher. During her childhood, drawing played a role in healing mental and physical deficiencies. Now, it...


Remembering cartoonist Lee Sang Moo
Mar 08, 2016
The late cartoonist Lee Sang Moo is the creator of the beloved Dokko Tak, a cartoon character that rose to prominence in the '70s and '80s. Most of us have a cartoon we associate with our childhoods. You may have fond memories of a cartoon whose theme song you could --...


'Museums tell story of humankind through history, cultu...
Feb 16, 2016
Stone blades from the Neolithic Era, stone arrowheads from the Bronze Age, stainless steel spoons, hwatu  gambling cards and even blue jeans worn by people today. These are all part of the resources owned by the National Folk Museum of Korea, and all of these hist...


‘A dining table can change the fate of a nation’
Feb 12, 2016
CEO Cho Tae-kwon of the Kwangjuyo Group emphasizes that, 'Our traditions are something that will never disappear. They're the things that have been accumulated all these years.' There is a man who has turned traditional culinary arts into a business, has turned them int...


Angels descend to Sorokdo
Feb 11, 2016
At the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula sits the seaside town of Goheung in Jeollanam-do Province. Then even further southward lies the little island of Sorokdo. For many years, the island was populated by people who had leprosy, and so visitors from the mainland generally di...


Great pianists play every piece with care: Seong-jin Ch...
Feb 02, 2016
“My life is just beginning.” Pianist Seong-jin Cho, who turns 22 this year, returned to his home country on Feb. 1. This is the first time for him to return since he achieved victory at the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in October last year, becoming the...


Photo exhibit 'Holywood' portrays life in LA
Jan 28, 2016
“Please write me a letter when you get to Naseong.” This is part of the lyrics of the song “When You Go To Naseong” (1979) by the Sesaem Trio. It's particularly popular among middle-aged or elderly Koreans. For many years, the city of Los Angeles was pronounced "Naseong" (나성...


"Go and tell them!" Lee Aeran returns to spotlight with...
Jan 13, 2016
"Jeonhaera!" (전해라!) is the imperative command, "Go and tell them!" It has grown into a catchphrase across modern Korean society since the end of last year. This order, an old-fashioned turn of phrase that would only have been used by some aristocrat of the past commanding around ...