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[Eye on English] Complex perceptions of Korean English-speakers

Young professional Jeong So-hee was surprised when a coworker complained about “people who speak English when they are fluent in Korean.” The 26-year-old works at a company where she and her colleag...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:36

[Herald Interview] Tenor talks about life’s many turns

Kang Yosep seems to be a hot commodity in Europe’s opera scene. Last December, he sang the leading role in Puccini’s tragic opera “La Boheme” for 17 days in three different productions staged by t...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:17

Victoria’s Secret announces London show

LONDON (AP) ― London is getting a new fashion extravaganza ― the Victoria’s Secret Show, which will take place for the first time in the British capital this year. Victoria’s Secret models Adriana...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:15

Old lumber is trend for some of the best new homes

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina ― Reclaimed lumber is among the most environmentally friendly building materials because, as any 12-year-old can explain, recycling is good for us and the planet.The wood is...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:08

Illinois Lottery app stirs up controversy

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois ― When Illinois launched its first-in-the-nation lottery app in January, Matthew Ruder quickly signed up so he could jockey for jackpots with just a tap of the finger on his sma...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:08

Beloved in antiquity, Greece’s hot springs left untapped

THERMOPYLAE, Greece (AFP) ― Hercules used them to regain his strength after his legendary labors, Hippocrates lauded their beneficial properties and even a famous Roman general, Sulla, said he owed h...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:05

Book online for evening tours of royal palaces

Royal palaces in Seoul open at night only a few days a year, usually when the weather is cool and the scenery is beautiful. This spring, the government has altered its usual palace operating plans to ...

Updated : 2014.04.15 21:13

Big Day South to show off creative talent in Daegu

Two expat magazines and an expat record label are getting together for a creative festival on April 26 to show off creative talent in the southeast of Korea. Daegu’s (b)racket Magazine and I Like Man...

Updated : 2014.04.15 21:03

International marriage in Korea, part II: divorce

Here we continue our discussion of international marriage and divorce, focusing on divorce in time for Black Day.Only one thing could possibly be better than admitting that your relationship is irrepa...

Updated : 2014.04.15 21:03

Dami Im to perform at ANZA Korea Ball

The Australia and New Zealand Association will be running its annual gala ball on May 3, with the theme of “A Night at the Opera House,” featuring a performance from last year’s “X-Factor Australi...

Updated : 2014.04.15 21:01

Korea celebrates Travel Week in May

The first and second weeks of May will be full of travel promotions across Korea. The country will celebrate the 11-day “Travel Week” from May 1, designated by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Tuesday. In cooperation with provincial governments, more than 1,168 restaurants,...

Updated : 2014.04.15 20:37

Sumi Jo sings Bach on new album, tour

Sumi Jo, one of the most beloved classical singers in Korea, has just released a new album with Deutsche Grammophon, “Only Bach.” The Grammy-winning soprano sings cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach a...

Updated : 2014.04.15 20:35

[Herald Interview] Putting Korean culture in global limelight

This summer, a series of Korean concerts, plays and performances will be held in London, competing for the limelight at the city’s major arts festival ― the City of London Festival. Five or six othe...

Updated : 2014.04.14 19:54

[Weekender] Time to dance!

From ballet to b-boy, dance is seeing a resurgence in Korea. TV shows feature dancers to grab viewers’ attention, ballet companies enjoy unprecedented ticket sales and an increasing number of fitness...

Updated : 2014.04.11 20:39

[Weekender] Burn calories, build muscle without being stuck in the gym

Many 9-to-5ers find it impossible to regularly work out at the gym, although they do want to shed some kilos and stay in shape. They may be too exhausted from work, or may have health conditions that ...

Updated : 2014.04.11 20:35