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Migrant workers call for change at May Day rally

Migrant workers staged a rally in central Seoul on Sunday to call for improved working conditions.About 200 workers gathered in front of the Bosingak Bell next to Jonggak Station, demanding in particu...

Updated : 2016.05.04 18:38

Slide in number of registered foreign residents ends

The number of foreign residents ended four months of decline in March, according to Justice Ministry figures, but the population is still below its peak due mainly to a reduction in the number of young migrants.Widely reported statistics released last week by the ministry showed that the h...

Updated : 2016.05.04 18:36

Comics to vie in new monthly panel show

A new monthly show in Seoul will seek to pit comics’ wits against each other, as two teams of stand-ups from across the country compete to be the funniest.LOLympians will pitch three expat comedians on each side against each other to see who can be the funniest. The first round is “Mock ...

Updated : 2016.05.04 18:36

Migrants Arirang Music Festival gears up for 2016 contest

The Migrants Arirang Music Festival’s main singing competition has kicked into gear this year, opening its first round contests this month. MAMF is a nationwide singing competition for foreign residents run in three rounds: Regional heats, followed by national semifinals and finals.Entran...

Updated : 2016.05.04 18:36

Gyeongju provides discounts for long weekend

The city of Gyeongju will provide massive discounts for tourists during the four-day weekend that starts from Thursday. The iconic town in north Gyeongsang Province, is a popular travel destination, b...

Updated : 2016.05.04 18:12

More visitors allowed for night palace tour

The number of visitors allowed for the nighttime stroll at Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul will increase from the original 100 to 150 per session, the Cultural Heritage Administration announced Wednesda...

Updated : 2016.05.04 15:11

Beer galore for the long weekend

A five-day outdoor beer festival took off Wednesday at Coex Mall, Gangnam, heralding the beginning of a rare long-weekend holiday in Korea. At the Great Korean Beer Festival 2016, homegrown craft beer...

Updated : 2016.05.04 15:00

Don DeLillo’s new novel considers life after death

“Zero K”  By Don DeLillo  Scribner (288 pages, $26) Don DeLillo’s latest novel toggles between a remote compound in central Asia and the workaday world of New York City. In the bunker an apocaly...

Updated : 2016.05.04 13:31

Fiction by ex-prosecutor tackles campus rape head on

“The Last Good Girl”  By Allison Leotta Touchstone (288 pages, $25) Former federal sex-crimes prosecutor Allison Leotta continues her series featuring her fictional counterpart Anna Curtis in a t...

Updated : 2016.05.04 13:28

New Spenser novel is a 5-alarm thriller

“Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn”  By Ace Atkins G.P. Putnam’s Sons (320 pages, $270) A troubling series of fires in mostly abandoned Boston buildings turns deadly in “Robert B. Parker’s Slow Bu...

Updated : 2016.05.04 13:25

Judy Blume talks Tumblr, possible new book

NEW YORK (AP) -- Judy Blume has many projects on her mind. She recently helped open a bookstore in Key West, Florida, where she lives much of the year. She’s starting to promote the paperback editio...

Updated : 2016.05.04 13:20

Undeterred by rescues, novelist ready to set sail again

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A novelist who was twice rescued from storm-battered sailboats hopes his next adventure lacks in such drama.    South Carolina author Michael Hurley plans to sail around the ...

Updated : 2016.05.04 11:57

Fashion meets gastronomy: dine and shop with style

In the age of social media -- when how food looks matters just as much as how it tastes -- luxury fashion stores that house coffee shops and restaurants have emerged as hot spots for fashion-conscious...

Updated : 2016.05.03 15:23

Proust’s personal archives headed to auction in Paris

PARIS (AFP) -- Intimate letters, personal photographs and rare manuscripts that once belonged to French writer Marcel Proust will go under the hammer in Paris, Sotheby’s auction house said Monday.   The collection of some 120 items from the “Remembrance of Things Past” author’s perso...

Updated : 2016.05.03 14:10

Cosmo editor Joanna Coles writing guide to modern love

NEW YORK (AP) -- Cosmopolitan editor in chief Joanna Coles is working on a “no-nonsense” guide to some very old subjects in a very new world: sex and intimacy. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, told the Associated Press on Monday that it plans to release a book by Coles in...

Updated : 2016.05.03 13:34