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Creating the world of ‘Romeo & Juliette’

The man who created the African savanna on stage for the Broadway musical “Lion King” is trying to revive his sense of a romantic, atmospheric setting, working on the world’s most famous love story...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:37

World traveler tallies 100 countries

Douglas Nickson makes lists of goals. Lots and lots of lists.Then, unlike you and me, he accomplishes them.Eighteen years ago, he was financially busted ― bankrupt. He had just gone through an emotio...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:14

Spanish engineers create bookstore, hangout in Dallas

At first glance, the nondescript orange bungalow blends into the neat row of homes lining West Eighth Street in Dallas’ Oak Cliff neighborhood.It’s a bright and breezy Saturday, and the glass front ...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:14

Young leukemia patient stars in his own ‘Godzilla’ film

A 4-foot-tall boy became an 800-foot-tall lizard in a Chicago production studio recently, battling monsters and wreaking havoc on a miniature cityscape.Five-year-old Maddex, aka “Madzilla,” stomped ...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:13

‘Imagine your Korea’ new tourism slogan

Korea has unveiled a new tourism slogan that highlights the nation as a trendy and cutting-edge travel destination. The Korea Tourism Organization announced on Tuesday the new tagline “Imagine your K...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:25

Expats spread word about ‘comfort women’

The plight of World War II Korean sex slaves, known euphemistically as “comfort women,” is a tragic aspect of Japan’s relationship with South Korea, but expat volunteers at a museum preserving thei...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:13

Apostilles: What they are, when they prove nothing

If you have dealt with Korean immigration, you have likely dealt with the apostille, which was demanded on your criminal record and degree. Or if you traded in your driver’s license an apostilled copy was required. But many people have questions about what an apostille is and why it is ne...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:11

Storytelling contest open for submissions

The Asian Storytelling Committee is accepting submissions for its International Contest for Asian Creative Story until Aug. 31.The Asia Storytelling Committee aims to promote cultural exchanges across the continent. For its first project in 2011, it chose 23 myths, folktales and epics seen...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:10

Free classical music concert in Gwangju

Gwangju International Center is hosting a classical music concert Saturday for Korean and expat music lovers. Honam Theological University and Seminary and regional representatives are holding the “Pong-dang Classic” at the GIC. The “Pong-dang Classic” is performed regularly in Gwangju...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:10

Makgeolli-making night in Itaewon

Itaewon’s Global Village Center will be hosting a makgeolli-making night on Friday.Makgeolli is a traditional Korean rice wine that is made from water, yeast and fermented boiled rice, the latter of which gives the beverage its alcoholic and milky properties. At the end of the session, pa...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:10

RASKB to host talk on Korean shamanism

Lecturer Liora Sarfati of Tel Aviv University will lead a talk on Tuesday, July 29, about Korean shamanism in the media. Korean shamans, known as mudang or manshin, still exist today, continuing their ancient practices even within the Seoul metropolitan area. Sarfati will discuss the portr...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:10

First glimpses into musical ‘Woyzeck’

Yun Ho-jin, the man behind Korea’s two most successful original musicals “Last Empress” and “Hero,” has offered a sneak preview of the musical “Woyzeck,” his most ambitious undertaking in a mor...

Updated : 2014.07.22 20:37

Historical manuscript reveals Joseon military capability

The National Library of Korea has disclosed a rare document showing the military capability of the Joseon era (1392-1910), Monday.Joseon officials prepared manuscripts to complete “haeyu,” the proce...

Updated : 2014.07.22 20:36

Bae Su-ah’s novels to be published in U.S.

Korean author Bae Su-ah’s novel “Cheolsu” will be published in English in the United States next April, LTI Korea announced.“I hope that American readers will be able to discover Bae’s creative a...

Updated : 2014.07.21 19:54

[Herald Interview] Representing tradition

Jeongdong Theater, established and run by the government, has a clear mission: to introduce Korea’s traditional arts to foreign visitors. Tucked away behind Deoksugung Palace in Seoul, the small thea...

Updated : 2014.07.20 21:00