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Big Bang and CL nominated for ‘Time 100’

K-pop boy band Big Bang and CL of girl group 2NE1 are included in Time magazine’s online reader poll for this year’s 100 most influential people, Time announced Wednesday. Big Bang and CL are the...

Updated : 2016.03.25 14:37

[Hallyu power] Pony, trendsetter of K-beauty

Pony -- real name Park Hye-min -- is one of the most popular Korean makeup gurus, with 981,144 subscribers to her YouTube channel. Her makeup tutorials -- in which she demonstrates themed makeup styl...

Updated : 2016.03.22 16:11

Shin Kyung-sook's novel listed top bestseller in 10 years: data

Shin Kyung-sook's "Please Look After Mom" was listed as South Korea's most-read book for the past ten years, a local bookstore said Monday. The country's biggest Kyobo Book Centre produced the data ...

Updated : 2016.03.21 17:01

[EYE] Grandma’s lifelong prayer answered

When Korean-American author Helie Lee wrote her first book, “Still Life with Rice,” she had no inkling that it would endanger the lives of her extended family in North Korea. Having moved to Cana...

Updated : 2016.03.18 17:02

Jacques Attali to speak at Korea-France Leaders Forum

Jacques Attali, one of the world’s greatest scholars, will speak at the Korea-France Leaders Forum on March 24 at The Shilla Seoul hotel. The forum, which will serve as the opening of a year-long ...

Updated : 2016.03.16 17:12

Connecting cultures: Koreans returning from abroad make waves

For many Koreans, moving overseas helps personal and professional growth. This migration also has a broad impact on Korean society as many of the migrants return to Korea after decades abroad. When...

Updated : 2016.03.09 17:33

Gyeongju National Museum director tapped to head National Museum of Korea

President Park Geun-hye tapped Lee Young-hoon, director of Gyeongju National Museum, to head the National Museum of Korea, Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday. Director of Gyeongju National Museum Lee Youn...

Updated : 2016.03.09 17:19

Yoo Ah-in picked to endorse ‘KON’

Actor Yoo Ah-in has been picked to endorse the role-playing game “Knights of Nights,” Netmarble Games announced Tuesday. The game company released a video interview with Yoo on Monday, where the ...

Updated : 2016.03.08 17:00

Actress Kim Gyu-ri becomes honorary labor attorney

Kim Gyu-ri and An Nae-sang were appointed as honorary labor attorneys by the Korea Certified Public Labor Attorneys Association on Saturday. The two actors were given certificates by the president o...

Updated : 2016.03.01 13:36

Foreign envoys get lesson in calligraphy

The Corea Image Communication Institute welcomed 60 foreign diplomats and opinion leaders with a calligraphy class Tuesday night, marking the opening of the 21st Korea Culture Quotient Program. Hos...

Updated : 2016.02.24 17:35

[Herald Interview] Um Hong-gil always has a new peak to reach

Stepping into Um Hong-gil's inner office at the Um Hong Gil Human Foundation in Jung-gu, Seoul, one can’t help but be struck by the feeling that everything is small -- the man and the office, both. ...

Updated : 2016.02.12 14:54

Studying is the key to owning your life

Kim Chung-woon, formerly a psychology professor and who now calls himself a “creator,” is perfectly at home in his basement office in Nonhyeon-dong, Seoul. It is an entirely appropriate title, he c...

Updated : 2016.02.05 16:17

Hong named Sentinel advisor

Sentinel has appointed Hong Jung-gi, professor at Kookmin University’s College of Physical Education, as its health advisor, the provider of high-functional and intensive crossfit and boot camp trai...

Updated : 2016.02.05 09:33

KAIST professor heads new futures studies society

The Korea Association of Futures Studies held a launching ceremony Friday and elected Lee Kwang-hyung of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology as its founding president. Lee, currently ...

Updated : 2016.01.24 17:41

Activist, author Shin Young-bok dies at 75

Activist and author Shin Young-bok, a professor at Sungkonghoe University best known for writing “Reflections from Prison,” containing his thoughts while imprisoned during the military-backed gover...

Updated : 2016.01.17 15:02