Death toll in ferry sinking tops 150 as hope dwindles

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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, handy bracelets

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

Domestic operas to highlight festival

Two Korean operas and classic Italian, French and German operas will highlight this year’s Korea Opera Festival set for May 2-June 1. In its fifth year, the monthlong festival will present five stage...

Updated : 2014.04.22 20:36

[Herald Interview] ‘Keep English learning fun for kids’

As U.S. President Barack Obama had once pointed out, South Korean’s zeal for education is second to none. But English language education author Patrick Jackson said effort alone is not enough when vy...

Updated : 2014.04.22 20:19

Leica celebrates 100 years with vintage exhibition and auction

Monochrome gelatin and vintage silver prints of subjects ranging from completely random strangers to some of the world’s most influential politicians were on display at the Coex Convention Center las...

Updated : 2014.04.21 20:42

Novel set in a country stranger than fiction

The most reclusive state on earth is paradoxically a country that draws great attention from the rest of the world when it is in the news ― usually for its nuclear threat, horrific human rights abuse...

Updated : 2014.04.18 21:10

Calendar

Classical musicZurich Tonhalle Orchestra: One of the two most prominent orchestras in Switzerland, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra will hold its first performance in Korea on April 21 at Seoul Arts Center. ...

Updated : 2014.04.18 21:06