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Actors Gong Hyo-jin, Cho Jung-seok, Cho Jin-woong win top star award

Actors Gong Hyo-jin, Cho Jung-seok and Cho Jin-woong were crowned Korea‘s “top stars” Thursday at an award ceremony celebrating influential figures from various segments. The 2016 The Night of St...

Updated : 2016.12.30 10:29

Carrie Fisher’s books become -ellers after her death

NEW YORK (AP) -- There’s been a run on Carrie Fisher’s books since the “Star Wars” actress and humorist died Tuesday. Fisher’s book, “The Princess Diarist,” was on top of Amazon’s list of be...

Updated : 2016.12.30 10:27

First woman named to head Vatican Museums

VATICAN CITY (AFP) -- Pope Francis on Tuesday named Italian Barbara Jutte as the next head of the Vatican Museums, making her the first woman to take charge of the Catholic Church‘s artistic treasure...

Updated : 2016.12.21 17:35

Statue to honor ‘Korean Schindler’

Hyun Bong-Hak, the late doctor and civic activist who saved thousands of civilians during the Korean War, was commemorated Monday with a statue in front of the Severance Building in central Seoul. H...

Updated : 2016.12.20 18:15

Jet-setting Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at age 99

Zsa Zsa Gabor, the jet-setting Hungarian actress and socialite who helped invent a new kind of fame out of multiple marriages, conspicuous wealth and jaded wisdom about the glamorous life, died Sunda...

Updated : 2016.12.19 17:54

Patti Smith explains Dylan lyric flub in candid essay

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Patti Smith says that when she stumbled over the lyrics of a Bob Dylan song during the Nobel Prize ceremony last week, it was because she was overwhelmed with nerves by the enormi...

Updated : 2016.12.15 17:43

Turning the DMZ into vibrant tourism zone

Hong Seung-pyo, CEO of the Gyeonggi Tourism Organization, has high hopes of revamping the bleak demilitarized zone into a tourism destination. This year, Hong established an ecological tourism zone ...

Updated : 2016.12.12 17:17

Netflix spokesperson says Prince discussed reality show

NEW YORK (AP) – Here’s something else we lost with the death of Prince: A Netflix reality series centered on his Paisley Park home in Minnesota. A Netflix spokesperson told the Associated Press on...

Updated : 2016.12.11 17:03

Rockefeller family promotes cultural exchange through art

The name Rockefeller resonates with wealth. In 2016, the oil-rich Rockefeller family ranked 23rd on the Forbes list of America’s richest families with a net worth of $11 billion. What is much less ...

Updated : 2016.11.15 16:35

Yoo Duk-hyung receives Rockefeller Award

Yoo Duk-hyung, president of the Seoul Institute of the Arts, has won the John D. Rockefeller III Award for his significant contribution to international understanding of the Asian arts, the college s...

Updated : 2016.11.13 19:44

[Eye Interview] Rinpoche sheds light on happiness in turbulent times

Frustration is now running deep in South Korea, with the scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil. Furthermore, uncertainties about the country’s diplomacy...

Updated : 2016.11.11 17:08

Tibetan monk Rinpoche to visit Korea in November

Tibetan monk Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, widely known as “the happiest man in the world,” is scheduled to visit Korea next month after completing a four-year near-death retreat. Rinpoche, born in a s...

Updated : 2016.10.24 15:13

Bill Murray accepts humor prize after gentle roast

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray's elusiveness and quirky personality, it was David Letterman who provided the most touching moment as Murray was honored with the n...

Updated : 2016.10.24 14:56

Bae Yong-joon, Park Soo-jin welcome first son

Actor Bae Yong-joon and his wife, singer-turned-actress Park Soo-jin, announced Monday they have welcomed a baby boy into their family. “Park gave birth to a baby boy at a maternity clinic in Gangn...

Updated : 2016.10.24 14:51

Swiss billionaire fined $4 M over undeclared artwork: reports

GENEVA (AFP) -- Swiss customs authorities have slapped a billionaire with a $4 million fine for failing to properly declare some 200 artworks imported into Switzerland, according to media reports con...

Updated : 2016.10.24 14:18