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[Weekender] Islam in Korea, past and present

Korea and the Middle East may look like they have nothing in common.On the surface, the two regions do not seem to have crossed paths as they have totally different economies, cultures and ideals. Abo...

Updated : 2015.04.24 21:01

[Weekender] Islam finds way into Korean society

Stepping outside a lecture room at Kyung Hee University amid a flock of Korean students, a 28-year-old Jordanian student heads toward a Muslim prayer room set up in his university campus.Mohammad’s d...

Updated : 2015.04.24 21:00

[Weekender] ‘Violence far from essence of Islam’

When Lee Haeng-lae was introduced to Islam in the 1950s, his image of the religion was like most other people during that time: the Koran in one hand, and a sword in another. But after a trip to Malay...

Updated : 2015.04.24 20:57

Visit Joseon palaces during royal culture festival

Royal life will unfold at Seoul’s four historic palaces during the first Royal Culture Festival in May. From May 2-10, the Joseon-era palaces ― Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung and Deok...

Updated : 2015.04.22 18:46

[Weekender] Analog’s allure in a digitized world

In this digital age, the word analog has taken on new meanings. In a highly connected society swamped by hand-held digital devices, more and more people are harking back to simpler times. Times when e...

Updated : 2015.04.17 19:27

Think on your feet: Standing desks

While technology has evolved more than ever before, our posture, it seems, has grown increasingly Neanderthal.In an era where everything can be done with the touch of a finger, hunched over a laptop o...

Updated : 2015.04.15 19:35

Korea’s mass tug-of-war awaits UNESCO recognition

Experts from across Asia flocked to Korea’s Dangjin to discuss the international preservation of “juldarigi,” a traditional Asian folk game similar to tug-of-war. The game is currently waiting to b...

Updated : 2015.04.13 20:04

Corporate sponsorship of arts win-win: Mecenat chief Park

Companies promoting their products and services through art sponsorships and cultural events are often frowned upon in Korea. But Park Sam-koo, chief of Kumho Asiana Group, has questioned why.Park, wh...

Updated : 2015.04.09 19:52

Biographies of Korean patriots to be published

The Independence Hall of Korea announced Wednesday the launch of a five-year project that traces the legacies of thousands of Korean independence activists and compiles them into an encyclopedia. “Th...

Updated : 2015.04.08 19:47

Keeping records of Sewol sinking

Posters of a K-pop boy band and a big stuffed bear imply the owner of the room must be a teenage girl. Indeed, sitting at the center of the room is a large portrait of a girl with the typical look of ...

Updated : 2015.04.08 19:46

Poet Ahn Do-hyun's work to be published in English

An English translation of a fable by poet Ahn Do-hyun will be published in Britain this week, his agency said Wednesday.  The book, titled "The Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higher," will be released on Thursday (in British time) by Pan Macmillan, one of the largest British book publishers, a...

Updated : 2015.04.08 15:15

Exploring the bounds of Korean art at Seoul Station

A peculiar sculpture greets visitors at the old Seoul Station building. Dangling from the ceiling in the main lobby of the building is a tangled clump of twisted wooden ropes that are studded with roc...

Updated : 2015.04.05 18:21

Korea, France to launch cultural exchange programs

Korean culture will be on display throughout France starting this September as part of a cultural exchange program to mark the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between South Korea and France ...

Updated : 2015.03.31 19:33

From branding guru to traditional arts patron

At the hill of Mount Namsan, where a sprawling metropolis of 10.5 million starts to give way to a forest of leafy trees, a small museum opened in December. Nestled inside are wooden chests, tables, je...

Updated : 2015.03.27 19:32

S. Korea's Bae Doona wins best actress at Asian Film Awards

South Korean actress Bae Doona has won the best actress award for her performance in the Korean film "A Girl at My Door" at the ninth Asian Film Awards in Macau, China, her agency said Friday. (Yonhap...

Updated : 2015.03.27 11:15