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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

Seoul city to create cinema park on central street

The city government of Seoul said Wednesday it will create a cinema-themed park on the centrally located Chungmuro film street in effort to help support the development of the local film industry.The cinema park will be completed by 2018 on the old film street that symbolizes South Korea's...

Updated : 2015.03.25 15:47

Two Korean films among 2014's top 10 foreign movies in North America

Two Korean films -- "Roaring Currents" and "Ode to My Father" -- ranked among the top 10 best-selling foreign films that opened in North American theaters last year, the movies' investor-distributor said Wednesday."'Roaring Currents' and 'Ode to My Father' took sixth and ninth place, respe...

Updated : 2015.03.25 15:40

Seoul Fashion Week amps up color in vivid womenswear

Brown and burgundy are no longer the go-to colors for the cooler seasons in Korea, it seems. Brimming with color, experimental fabrics and unexpected twists, the first day of Seoul Fashion Week 2015 F...

Updated : 2015.03.24 18:41

[Weekender] Home awakening

Preparing for a foray here last year, Ikea, a global home furnishing giant, did some research on Korean consumers, collecting as many images of their homes as possible. What it ended up with were hord...

Updated : 2015.03.20 19:18

[Weekender] The ‘candle effect’: Why Koreans splurge on small home decor items

The demand for home decor items is growing among Koreans today, in a sensation that has been dubbed the “candle effect.” A spinoff of the “lipstick effect,” which refers to a hike in consumption o...

Updated : 2015.03.20 19:06

Calendar

Theater”Cats“: The international production of the Broadway classic “Cats” is having its Seoul run from April 10 to May 10. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, which celebrated its 30th anniversary ...

Updated : 2015.03.20 18:45

Korea to adopt common brand for state agencies

Korea plans to adopt common branding for all government departments and agencies, government officials said. According to a blueprint unveiled Tuesday, a new government identity will be developed by O...

Updated : 2015.03.17 20:32

Quick food delivery favored part of Korean culture

Koreans and foreigners alike consider Korea’s staple culture to be its quick and convenient food delivery service.Now a survey has backed this up. According to an online survey conducted by the Corea Image Communication Institute, a majority of both Korean and foreign respondents, 54.60 p...

Updated : 2015.03.17 20:30

Early education starts from the womb?

“What is learned in the cradle is carried to the grave,” says a popular old adage. While it means that habits acquired in youth tend to be hard to break, Korean people have long embraced a more lite...

Updated : 2015.03.16 19:25

[Weekender] Struggles of a sleepless society

Instead of sipping lattes, visitors to one cafe in Gye-dong, central Seoul, get into hammocks and doze off, indulging in a short break from a hectic day in Korea’s busiest city.Nazzzam has attracted ...

Updated : 2015.03.13 19:25

[Weekender] Good dreams, bad dreams and baby omens

Lee Jae-in woke up one day from an uneasy dream. The 31-year-old, who rarely dreams, could vividly recall what was disturbing her. “Someone was pulling my teeth out,” she said. Feeling leery, she gr...

Updated : 2015.03.13 19:22

[Weekender] Prophetic dreams?

What do Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and Yi Seong-gye, the 14th century founder of the Joseon Kingdom, have in common? They all claimed to have seen their future in their dreams ― years and sometime...

Updated : 2015.03.13 19:21

‘Study death to live well’

In Ancient Rome, when triumphant generals marched in victory parades, they would hear the words “memento mori,” meaning “remember that you will die,” from a slave whose sole responsibility was to ...

Updated : 2015.03.13 19:08