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Researchers come across trove of Buddhist artifacts

South Korean researchers said Thursday they have uncovered dozens of artifacts used in Buddhist ceremonies nearly a millennium ago, as they begin to unravel the mystery behind an ancient shrine where ...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:44

‘Your Face in Mine’ a bold take on race, identity by Jess Row

Late in his novel “Your Face in Mine,” Jess Row cites a parable attributed to Zhuangzi, a Chinese philosopher from the fourth century BC. “Zhuangzi awoke from dreaming that he was a butterfly,” he...

Updated : 2014.08.21 19:59

‘Deep’ goes below the surface of the ocean

I grew up within sight of the ocean, close enough to hear the boom of the surf as it exploded across the sandbars. My grandfather pulled his living from the ocean, and a great uncle died in it. I spen...

Updated : 2014.08.21 19:58

‘All Our Names’ tells tale of exile, loss

All Our NamesBy Dinaw Mengestu (Knopf)At first glance, “All Our Names” seems to be a straightforward immigrant story. A young man, carrying the name of Isaac on his passport, has come from Uganda t...

Updated : 2014.08.21 19:57

‘Remember Me Like This’ evokes powerful sense of place, family

Remember Me Like ThisBy Bret Anthony Johnston (Random House) A page-turner of a plot alone usually is not enough to keep me reading long into the night, abandoning my dreams for a writer’s creative...

Updated : 2014.08.21 19:57

Researchers come across centuries-old Buddhist artifacts

South Korean researchers said Thursday they have uncovered dozens of artifacts used in Buddhist ceremonies nearly a millenium ago, as they begin to unravel the mystery behind an ancient shrine where they were discovered.The 77 artifacts include a vajra, a type of club with ribbed spherical...

Updated : 2014.08.21 13:50

Kennel at homeless facility keeps pets, families together

AKRON, Ohio ― When people tried to pet her, the cat snuggled closer to owner Susan McIntosh. The cat is the first pet to be housed at the new home of Family Promise, a 10-year-old nonprofit organizat...

Updated : 2014.08.20 20:41

After 74 years, burn victim and nurse remain friends

BALTIMORE ― Charlotte Rollenhagen still remembers the first time she saw Dorothy Hutchins at Johns Hopkins Hospital.It was 1940, and the 10-year-old girl had been badly burned when her dress caught f...

Updated : 2014.08.20 20:39

In this place, powerful politician is just another quilter

LOS ANGELES ― Women filed into a classroom at an East Los Angeles community center. Some came alone, some in groups of two and three. Most were Latina and edging past middle age. They hauled tote bag...

Updated : 2014.08.20 20:38

YG Entertainment to sell $60 mln shares to LVMH-sponsored capital

YG Entertainment, South Korea's high-brand entertainment agency who has Psy as its client, said Wednesday it will sell new shares worth 61 billion won ($69.7 million) to the investment fund arm of French luxury group LVMH, a move seen as paving the way for expanding its fashion business gl...

Updated : 2014.08.20 19:59

NGO worker appeals for cancer help

Josephine Shoo arrived in Korea in March 2014 to visit friends, but after a medical checkup, she received a shocking diagnosis: stage III follicular lymphoma. Left with a bill of over $40,000 and no K...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:39

Starting a business in Korea: Visas, entities, and taxes

The Korean economy has seen a constant stream of new small businesses opening, many operated by non-Koreans. The government has been proactive in trying to reduce barriers to entry, even offering free classes, office space, and money to selected ventures. But whether they are restaurants (...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:38

U.S. consular services offered in Busan

The U.S. Embassy will be providing consular services in Busan on Monday and Tuesday for U.S. citizens living in the south of the country.The services will be available by appointment only, with the venue as yet unannounced. Payment for services will be by money order only. Cash is not acce...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:37

Cabaret show to raise money for Laos school

A group of expats will be running a show to raise funds for a school in Laos on Friday and Saturday.The all-woman performance by Fall From Grace Productions will be a cabaret-style musical revue. Owing to the adult nature of some of the content, no minors will be allowed.Proceeds will go t...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:37

Itaewon expat center to run kids’ art class

Itaewon Global Village Center will be providing after-school art classes for children on Aug. 28.Kids attending will be making craft bags using napkins to decorate them.The class is one of a series of monthly after-school art sessions for kids aged 7-13. However, younger children can atten...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:37