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Stroke by stroke, Hangeul grows popular in design

With his untamed shoulder-length hair, dark-rimmed glasses and loose-fitting black outfit, calligrapher Kang Byung-in has the quintessential look of an artist. The name of his company, Sooltong, might...

Updated : 2014.08.01 21:17

[Weekender] Calendar

Pop musicIncheon Pentaport Rock Festival: The annual Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, a three-day rock music fest, is one of the nation’s most popular summer music events. This year’s edition will i...

Updated : 2014.08.01 21:09

Lake of Woods wilderness wows for less

With the exorbitant prices often associated with a north woods adventure outside of the continental United States, those interested in exploring a truly remote wilderness might feel it’s out of their...

Updated : 2014.08.01 20:56

Italy opens theme park hailing film industry

ROME (AP) ― A new amusement park outside Rome celebrates the world of cinema, taking visitors back to the golden age of Italian film production when the Rome-based Cinecitta Studios ― still in opera...

Updated : 2014.08.01 20:51

Dwaejigogi doenjang gui (doenjang marinated pork)

Dwaejigogi doenjang gui (doenjang marinated pork) (Korean Bapsang)This doenjang (Korean fermented soybean paste) marinated pork is another great option for your Korean BBQ this summer. No doubt, pork ...

Updated : 2014.08.01 20:50

Princess Cruises partners with chocolatier

Princess Cruises announced a new partnership with acclaimed chocolatier Norman Love. Princess Cruises, one of the world’s largest cruise liners, is introducing a new onboard chocolate experience that offers custom-crafted desserts, chocolate and wine pairings and a diverse array of chocol...

Updated : 2014.08.01 20:50

Hyatt Regency Incheon to be rebranded

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced that the Hyatt Regency Incheon will be rebranded Grand Hyatt Incheon with the opening of its new West Tower in September. The rebranded hotel will be the 41st Grand Hyatt brand and the second Grand Hyatt hotel in the country after Grand Hyatt Seoul. Grand...

Updated : 2014.08.01 20:50

Coreanos Kitchen heads to Itaewon

The folks at Coreanos Kitchen, a Mexican fusion restaurant in Seoul’s Apgujeong-dong, are headed to Itaewon. After setting down roots on Rodeo Drive last September, the spot quickly attracted a loyal...

Updated : 2014.08.01 20:49

[Weekender] Around the hotel

Seasonal summer menu at Renaissance Seoul Hotel Renaissance Seoul Hotel’s Japanese restaurant Irodori is offering a summer seasonal food promotion until Aug. 31. Featured on the menu are the River Ee...

Updated : 2014.08.01 20:43

Eyelid ptosis

Ptosis is a condition where the eye appears small and sleepy due to an abnormal drooping of the upper eyelid when looking straight. There is congenital ptosis where a drooping of the eyelid is present...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:09

Ewha hospital offers free cervical cancer vaccines

Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital is offering free cervical cancer vaccines for young women from less fortunate households starting in August.One hundred teenagers from Seoul’s Yangcheon distri...

Updated : 2014.07.31 21:05

U.S. ends effort to reclaim mummy mask for Egypt

ST. LOUIS (AP) ― A 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of a years-long custody fight will stay at the St. Louis Art Museum now that the U.S. government is giving up its fight to reclaim it for Eg...

Updated : 2014.07.31 20:53

‘Excavation’ digs up memories of child-teacher affair

When she was just 13, Wendy Ortiz began to learn important lessons about love, honesty and human depravity. She was a precocious eighth-grader, and she was about to fall under the spell of her 28-year...

Updated : 2014.07.31 20:47

‘Land of Love, Drowning’ evokes Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Nowadays people think historians are stuffy types, but history is a kind of magic I doing here.”So says Anette, the most compelling of the characters populating “Land of Love and Drowning” by Vir...

Updated : 2014.07.31 20:46

Single mom, tech millionaire in trouble hit the road in ‘One Plus One’

One Plus OneBy Jojo Moyes (Pamela Dorman Books/Viking)If you are the sort of reader who talks derisively of “chick lit” in that superior tone ― you know which one I mean ― then you may not be swa...

Updated : 2014.07.31 20:46