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Migrants Arirang Music Fest to open in Changwon

The Migrants Arirang Music Festival will kick off in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, Friday for a three-day run that culminates with a nationwide singing contest for expats here.The festival features a variety of cultural events, including screenings of international films, cultural p...

Updated : 2016.09.28 19:05

Indian community holds 10th Ganesh Festival

The following was contributed by Chinar Pathak, a postdoctoral researcher at Seoul National University and one of the organizers of the Ganesh Festival. -- Ed.The Indian community in Korea on Sept. 11...

Updated : 2016.09.28 19:05

Angle Magazine hosts poetry, music events

Expat-run Angle Magazine will host two events to showcase creativity in Busan and Ulsan this week.After running a showcase stage at the Cheoyong Culture Festival last year, the online magazine will take over the Asia Pacific Music Meeting stage Sunday to host a selection of five bands from...

Updated : 2016.09.28 19:05

Chicago blogger Luvvie Ajayi offers wit, wisdom in new book ‘I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual’

“I’m Judging You” By Luvvie AjayiHenry Holt (256 pages, $17)The wit of culture blogger Luvvie Ajayi (AwesomelyLuvvie.com) has earned her quite the following.She has been called upon by the likes o...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:51

‘Children of the New World’ finds virtual realities disenchanting

“Children of the New World” By Alexander WeinsteinPicador (240 pages, $16)The typical protagonist of Alexander Weinstein’s cautionary tales in “Children of the New World” is a man who could bene...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:45

My Hometown: Springsteen launches book tour in New Jersey

FREEHOLD, New Jersey (AP) -- The Boss was back in his hometown.   Bruce Springsteen’s latest tour opened Tuesday, and the rocker who usually lets his songs do the talking yielded to fans to take a t...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:31

Mara Wilson is not Matilda anymore

When Mara Wilson was a little girl, Hollywood couldn’t get enough of her.She was one of those child actors who seemed preternaturally mature. Her vocabulary was surprisingly expansive. She could carr...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:29

ICC sentences jihadist to 9 years in jail for attacks on Timbuktu UNESCO site

THE HAGUE (AFP) -- War crimes judges jailed a Malian jihadist Tuesday for nine years for demolishing Timbuktu’s fabled shrines, a landmark ruling seen as a warning that destroying mankind’s heritage...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:25

Iraq opens new antiquities museum in Basra

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq opened a new antiquities museum in the southern city of Basra on Tuesday with pottery, coins and other artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years.Only one hall was opened due to ...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:22

Experts call for UNESCO listing of S. Korea’s ancient education institution

South Korean scholars have highlighted the significance of the country’s oldest historical educational institution, papers showed Wednesday, as the Seoul city government pushes to list it as a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. The foremost education institution during the Joseon era (1...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:19

Expats join in Zandari music bonanza

Venues across Hongdae will open their doors for a multistage showcase festival this weekend.Zandari Festa’s acts are mostly Korean, including well-known acts such as Crying Nut and Kingston Rudieska,...

Updated : 2016.09.27 19:20

NK rights campaign film getting global release

An expat-made documentary on campaigners for North Korean human rights has arranged distribution for release in more than 100 countries this fall.“While They Watched” won awards at over 12 international festivals and was listed as one of the “12 Documentaries You Cannot Miss” at the Hu...

Updated : 2016.09.27 19:14

Demand on the rise for Han River’s cruise ship

The Han River’s multipurpose cruise ship Araho will continue to expand its onboard cultural services to lure more visitors, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said Monday.Akin to the well-known Bateau...

Updated : 2016.09.27 17:33

[Foreigners Who Loved Korea] Soong Meiling, China’s first lady who aided Korea’s independence movement

Soong Meiling was born in 1898 as the third daughter of a wealthy businessman in Shanghai, China.She was educated in the West and threw herself into assisting her husband Chiang Kai-shek when he becam...

Updated : 2016.09.27 17:29

Singapore scion buys 49 percent stake in Rolling Stone

SINGAPORE (AFP) -- A Singapore firm headed by a scion of one of Asia's richest families has bought a 49 percent stake in Rolling Stone, with plans to diversify the iconic magazine into new business including live events and merchandising.BandLab Technologies, a music and technology start-u...

Updated : 2016.09.27 13:11