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Joseon royal’s endeavor for longevity

In 1879, 5-year-old crown prince Sunjong was diagnosed with smallpox, a disease that claimed many lives during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). But the prince began to show signs of improvement, and hi...

Updated : 2014.07.24 20:54

[Herald Review] ‘Dracula’: Blood, love and a red-haired Jun-su

More than two hours before showtime on Wednesday afternoon, Seoul Arts Center’s opera theater was already brimming with people ― predominantly young women. The kiosk that sells official souvenirs ha...

Updated : 2014.07.24 20:53

It’s a Barbie world

This is the ninth in a series highlighting women and their accomplishments in the various facets of the Korean entertainment industry. ― Ed.Stacy Oh is the manager for quite possibly one of the best-...

Updated : 2014.07.24 20:52

Creating the world of ‘Romeo & Juliette’

The man who created the African savanna on stage for the Broadway musical “Lion King” is trying to revive his sense of a romantic, atmospheric setting, working on the world’s most famous love story...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:37

Young leukemia patient stars in his own ‘Godzilla’ film

A 4-foot-tall boy became an 800-foot-tall lizard in a Chicago production studio recently, battling monsters and wreaking havoc on a miniature cityscape.Five-year-old Maddex, aka “Madzilla,” stomped ...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:13

First glimpses into musical ‘Woyzeck’

Yun Ho-jin, the man behind Korea’s two most successful original musicals “Last Empress” and “Hero,” has offered a sneak preview of the musical “Woyzeck,” his most ambitious undertaking in a mor...

Updated : 2014.07.22 20:37

Historical manuscript reveals Joseon military capability

The National Library of Korea has disclosed a rare document showing the military capability of the Joseon era (1392-1910), Monday.Joseon officials prepared manuscripts to complete “haeyu,” the proce...

Updated : 2014.07.22 20:36

[Herald Interview] Representing tradition

Jeongdong Theater, established and run by the government, has a clear mission: to introduce Korea’s traditional arts to foreign visitors. Tucked away behind Deoksugung Palace in Seoul, the small thea...

Updated : 2014.07.20 21:00

Kenya’s tradition: Bead work still vital to tribes

WASHINGTON (AP) ― Susana Daniel Chemakwany sits quietly under a white tent near the U.S. Capitol, stitching tiny, multicolored beads together into a colorful array of necklaces, wristlets and earrings laid out before her on two tables and behind her pinned to a wall. Not far from where Ch...

Updated : 2014.07.20 20:57

‘We are a welcoming gallery’

Monet, Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, Hirst ― these are just a few of the artists, the greats who are immediately recognized by their last name alone, whose original works will hang at the Hangaram Museum...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:40

Ancient dragon boating gives cancer survivors a workout

If you’ve been in Portage Lakes State Park in Ohio recently you just might have spotted some dragons. Not the long-toothed Loch Ness kind that live under the sea, but dragon boats that glide across t...

Updated : 2014.07.16 20:38

Little libraries build community, love for books

SACRAMENTO, California ― Some parents buy a dog or cat when their children leave home. When her son Jack Gavron heads to college in the fall, Mindy Fox will get a library.The library, a handbuilt woo...

Updated : 2014.07.16 20:34

Businessman behind retrieval of artifact

Shin Sung-soo, chairman of Korea Industries Co., a local manufacturer of animal feed, is the man behind the latest retrieval of a rare Goryeo lacquerware artifact to its birthplace. “I’ve seen it in photos and newspapers, but the moment I encountered it … it was just overwhelming,” the...

Updated : 2014.07.15 20:51

Stories of ‘comfort women’ revived on stage

During World War II, approximately 200,000 women across Asia ― some as young as 11 years old ― were taken to frontline “comfort stations” to provide sex to the Imperial Japanese Army troops. Most ...

Updated : 2014.07.15 20:06

[Weekender] Bookstores struggle for survival

Korea’s oldest bookstore in Seoul, Jongno Books, was a landmark in terms of numbers of customers and its symbolic significance as the trove and exchange of knowledge. The five-story bookstore was the...

Updated : 2014.07.11 21:31