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Imagine the shock when a boy, 8, drove up to a local McDonalds drive-through and asked for a Happy Meal. The news of the Ohio boy who learned how to drive on YouTube to get a late-night snack was a cu...

Updated : 2017.04.23 17:30

Recreating fragments of a bygone empire

At the turn of the century, Emperor Gojong declared Joseon an empire in a last-ditch attempt to retain independence.  A re-enactment of foreign envoys’ audience with Emperor Gojong (Cultural Heritag...

Updated : 2017.04.23 17:24

Korea treads steadily toward cyclists’ haven

Wearing a skintight outfit on his steely, muscled frame, Lee Sang-won has hit all corners of Korea on two wheels over the last decade. “The sceneries of rivers, coastlines, mountains and rice paddies...

Updated : 2017.04.21 18:29

[Weekender] South Koreans try blissful bike routes

As the weather starts to heat up, many are taking up cycling for either commuting or sport. The number of bicycle riders has gone up steadily over the past few years here. According to the Korea Trans...

Updated : 2017.04.21 18:07

Pure beauty of Joseon era’s white porcelain

More often, beauty is found in things that are simple and naive, or thrifty and pure, rather than with a fancy appearance. Among porcelains, plain white porcelains from the Joseon era are viewed as th...

Updated : 2017.04.21 17:49

[Around the Hotels] Promotions and packages

Children’s package at Westin Chosun SeoulThe Westin Chosun Seoul is offering a children’s package from May 2 to May 6 filled with exciting activities. The Playground Package offers accommodation in ...

Updated : 2017.04.21 17:24

[Home Cooking] Yeongeun Bokkeum (Stir-fried lotus root with peppers and mushrooms)

Lotus root (yeongeun) is the underwater stem of the lotus plant, which is rich in fiber and essential nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium. My favorite way to eat this crunchy and starchy root is...

Updated : 2017.04.21 17:20

Earl Grey espresso and ricotta fig toast at Cafe Halfmoon

Located on a quiet stretch of a Cheongdam-dong street, Cafe Halfmoon looks like it would lead a relatively obscure and tranquil existence as a neighborhood hangout.  Cafe Halfmoon serves up eats and ...

Updated : 2017.04.21 17:13

[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights around Korea

Gwangju Royal Ceramic FestGwangju Royal Ceramic Festival is held annually in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, where royal ceramic ware was first created during the Joseon period. Launched in 1998, the fest...

Updated : 2017.04.21 17:10

Hilton Busan, opening July, wants to offer secluded getaway

A new Hilton hotel, along with a small village of boutique shops, is currently undergoing construction on a secluded block of land jutting out into the sea in Gijang County.The location is just north ...

Updated : 2017.04.21 17:06

New ‘art-tainment’ attraction opens in Incheon

Take yourself down to Paradise City -- as the great Axl Rose once said -- and you will find more than green grass and pretty girls; you’ll stumble upon a giant yellow pumpkin in the lobby.It is a scu...

Updated : 2017.04.21 14:59

Amazon expands literary horizons, making big imprint in translation niche

SEATTLE - The literary translation community in the US has a tradition of being highbrow, a carefully tended yet narrow reflection of the stirrings of global culture beyond the Anglosphere.Then Amazon...

Updated : 2017.04.20 17:06

Nominations open for Michael Simning award

Nominations are being accepted for the Michael Simning Community Builder Award, an annual prize that recognizes people who have contributed to the community in Gwangju.To be eligible, nominees should ...

Updated : 2017.04.18 17:26

Four-way forum to discuss multiculturalism in Asia

Trans-East-Asia Multiculturalism will hold a weekend of workshops and forums in Seoul following on from a similar event in Taiwan last year.TEAM is a collaboration of academics that formed to help develop “multiculturalism from below” across Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong throu...

Updated : 2017.04.18 17:23

Daejeon Artists stay humble for group show

Daejeon Arts Collective will be running a group exhibition from Wednesday, showing off work by 16 artists from Korea and abroad.Although the show doesn’t have a theme, its title comes from a Korean s...

Updated : 2017.04.18 16:57