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Bok Geo-il’s novel, play published in English

Two books written by Korean author Bok Geo-il have been published in English, the Literature Translation Institute of Korea said.One is Bok’s sci-fi novel “The Jovian Sayings,” which the author fir...

Updated : 2014.04.24 20:28

Real Elizabeth Seton revealed

American Saint: The Life of Elizabeth SetonBy Joan Barthel (Thomas Dunne)Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton was an American original. Born into New York’s upper crust in 1774, she was the daughter of a prom...

Updated : 2014.04.24 20:21

‘Shakespeare’ novel rewards patience

The Secret Life of William ShakespeareBy Jude Morgan (St. Martin’s)We know so much about William Shakespeare, and yet we know so little.Through documents public and private, we know that indeed Shak...

Updated : 2014.04.24 20:21

Prolific writer lived a life full of contradictions

When John Updike died in 2009 at the age of 76, followers of American literature could not quite comprehend it. Novels, criticism and poetry (60 books) had flowed like a river from Updike’s pen since...

Updated : 2014.04.24 20:20

Ewha Womans Univ. names new president

Ewha Womans University announced Thursday that Choi Kyung-hee, a professor in the department of science education, was named its new president.The university board held a meeting early in the day and ...

Updated : 2014.04.24 20:19

Tourism hit hard by ferry accident

Local festivals, school trips and ferry tours have been canceled or delayed after the deadly ferry sinking off the southern coast last week, bringing the tourism industry to a grinding halt. Provincia...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:14

[Uniquely Korean] Street food evolves

Kim Hee-sook and her husband came up with a recipe for a crispy sweet pancake, a variation of hotteok, a traditional Korean pancake stuffed with sugar, 18 years ago. They set up a food stall on a stre...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:13

Bon Jovi helps open, fund low-income housing in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) ― Jon Bon Jovi’s hit tune “Who Says You Can’t Go Home?” took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on a namesake housing development for low-income residents an...

Updated : 2014.04.23 19:43

Dress codes: What should schools limit?

EVANSTON, Illinois (AP) ― They’re called leggings ― popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. Younger girls often wear them as pants with little fu...

Updated : 2014.04.23 19:37

London looks to give voice to muted buskers

LONDON (AFP) ― Concerned that London’s seasoned street musicians are being silenced by excessive regulation, mayor Boris Johnson is leading calls for the buskers’ voices, and guitars, to be heard a...

Updated : 2014.04.23 19:36

Magnifying glasses become necklaces, handkerchiefs

As a child, jewelry designer Yoon Hye-rim loved playing with her magnifying glass. “I’ve always been an observer,” she said. “I would use it to observe flowers, insects and other things in nature....

Updated : 2014.04.23 19:36

CLASH concert to help Justice for N. Korea

Regular expat-Korean charity concert CLASH will run again Saturday, with a show in aid of Justice for North Korea. This is the second CLASH in aid of Justice for North Korea, a non-partisan volunteer ...

Updated : 2014.04.22 21:03

Lex-i-con to honor ‘self-confessed geek’ killed in road accident

Two events will be held in Itaewon on Saturday in honor of longtime expat Lex Boutilier, who died in a road accident on April 4.An indoor event with a Comic Con feel will be held in the afternoon, fol...

Updated : 2014.04.22 21:02

Poet raising funds for adoptee poetry project

When Seattle-based Korean adoptee Laura Wachs reached adulthood, the usual freedom to party was not the first thing on her mind. “I’ve written poetry since middle school. I’ve loved it my entire life. ... When I turned 21, it wasn’t the booze I was excited about. I wanted to go to my f...

Updated : 2014.04.22 21:02

Seoul Global Center opens coworking space

As a one-stop support organization for international residents in Seoul, the Seoul Global Center has been providing a range of services including counseling on daily living, business consultation and ...

Updated : 2014.04.22 21:01