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Hollywood raids bookshelves in search of good stories

CANNES, France (AFP) -- Hollywood has always adapted the classics but film and television's voracious appetite for new material now has film-makers raiding the bookshelves like never before.Six of the movies in the running for the Cannes film festival's Palme d'Or top prize -- which will b...

Updated : 2017.05.27 14:55

[Eye Plus] Party for the family

Pets have become an important part of our lives, welcoming us when we return home and showering us with affection at all times, happy or sad.  To return the unfaltering love, many people turn to lavi...

Updated : 2017.05.26 18:12

Searching for inheritors of Korean cultural heritage

Korea has long boasted an abundance of beautiful scenery and rich culture. But the local tourism industry has been trying to offer something more: talented people and their stories. Since 2015, the st...

Updated : 2017.05.26 17:13

[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights around Korea

Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival The Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival is being held through the end of May. Visitors can pick their own strawberries at the strawberry farms and participate in a variety of...

Updated : 2017.05.26 16:52

‘Don’t look back in anger’: Manchester’s musical message to the world

MANCHESTER, England (AFP) -- “Don‘t look back in anger.” The now poignant words of legendary Manchester Britpop band Oasis rang out in a flower-filled square on Thursday, as a grieving crowd broke ...

Updated : 2017.05.26 13:10

Fiber is under the radar, but still boosts health

Dietary fiber is so 20th century.Important research published and widely publicized in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s highlighted fiber’s role in reducing the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, gast...

Updated : 2017.05.26 13:06

Zenzero churning out small batch gelato

Gelato charmed Kwon Jeong-hye when she was studying Italian cuisine in South Korea.Kwon remembers being initially drawn to the canvas of gelato as a conduit through which flavors could be channeled. ...

Updated : 2017.05.26 11:19

Che Guevara’s son, poet Omar Perez, comes to Seoul

Poet Omar Perez, the son of the late Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara, visited Korea to attend the Seoul International Literature Forum on Tuesday, according to reports.Perez, 53, spoke at a session ...

Updated : 2017.05.25 14:23

3,000-year-old grave shows ancient people used fire during burial

South Korean researchers have found remnants of an ancient cave formed around 10th century BC, which suggest Bronze Age people conducted a ritual with fire before burying their dead.Scientists from Yo...

Updated : 2017.05.23 16:23

Korea World Travel Fair to kick off next week

The 32nd annual Korea World Travel Fair will be held from June 1-4, demonstrating the latest products and trends related to tours in and out of Korea.The organizing committee of the KOTFA held a press conference Tuesday, and explained that this year’s fair will host 800 tourism firms from...

Updated : 2017.05.23 16:21

Seoul night market lights up city with delicacies, performances

The nightscape of Seoul offers a wealth of pleasant surprises, one of which is Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market, a special weekend market being held in five locations throughout the city. The night mark...

Updated : 2017.05.23 15:28

Culture foundation runs visual contest on Korea

A Seoul-based cultural foundation has opened a photo and video contest about Korea, aimed at piquing interests among foreigners in the country and offering a chance for a dialogue on how to better pro...

Updated : 2017.05.23 13:54

Foreign tourists fall 27 pct last month amid THAAD row

The number of foreign tourists to South Korea fell 27 percent in April from a year earlier as demand from China fell dramatically, the country's tourism agency said Monday.    Last month, a total of 1.07 million foreigners visited the country. Chinese travelers plunged 67 percent year-ov...

Updated : 2017.05.22 19:44

S. Korea sees steep fall in Chinese visitors on THAAD spat

The number of Chinese tourists in South Korea more than halved last month from a year earlier, dragged down by China's ban on sales of Korea-bound trips amid a diplomatic row over a U.S. anti-missile system, the state tourism body said Monday.    The tally of Chinese visitors came to 227...

Updated : 2017.05.22 19:43

[Weekender] Places fading into memory

Bookstores expand their commercial horizons Bookstores were the intellectual sanctuaries for Korea’s youngsters and libertines, who burned with passion for democracy, prosperity and humanity there fr...

Updated : 2017.05.19 18:19