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Festival attracts prominent writers to Seoul, Jeju

Writers from 13 countries will come together in Seoul’s historic neighborhood of Bukchon and the southern resort island of Jejudo to communicate through literature at the 2014 edition of the Seoul In...

Updated : 2014.09.15 20:20

Updating a venerated institution

How do you renovate a popular 18th-century museum with minimum disruption to the visitors? Hotel Biron, the Paris location of the two-site Rodin Museum in France, has undertaken just that challenge wi...

Updated : 2014.09.12 21:14

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Pop music“Let’s Rock Festival”: The upcoming “Let’s Rock Festival” is gearing up to feature some of the country’s most notable indie bands in a two-day outdoor rock fest. The festival will incl...

Updated : 2014.09.12 21:09

Sookmyung Univ. dean named chief of Korea National Ballet

Hwang Sun-hyeHwang Sun-hye, dean of Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, has been appointed the new president of the Korea National Ballet, the Culture Ministry announced Thursday. She will run the...

Updated : 2014.09.11 20:02

Conductor Chang parts with Qatar Philharmonic

Chang Han-naCellist-turned-conductor Chang Han-na has resigned from her position as music director of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, citing “irreconcilable differences with the management.” Her a...

Updated : 2014.09.10 20:43

Gyeongju Expo to bring attention to region’s culture, industry

With the joint cultural festival between Istanbul and Gyeongju, Istanbul in Gyeongju 2014, kicking off festively, a variety of events will be taking place from this weekend in the historic South Korea...

Updated : 2014.09.10 20:37

Groceryships: Women find nutrition feeds conversations about life’s ups and downs

LOS ANGELES ― Every Wednesday evening, the women sit in a circle of folding chairs in a bungalow at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in South L.A. There’s always a box of tissues in the center; it rarely...

Updated : 2014.09.10 20:34

Movement born out of childbirth trauma

ST. LOUIS, Missouri ― At first, Erin Shetler was angry the doctor had performed the procedures without her knowing. He had cut her vaginal opening, used vacuum extraction to deliver her baby and reac...

Updated : 2014.09.10 20:33

[Weekender] Chuseok for modern Korean families

Family members dressed in traditional hanbok gather for the ancestral rite early in the morning on Chuseok, which falls on Aug. 15 on the lunar calendar. Dozens of dishes are laid out on the table for...

Updated : 2014.09.05 20:48

[Weekender] Parks, folk villages offer variety of festive choices

Chuseok, oftentimes referred to as Korean Thanksgiving, is one of the country’s most celebrated holidays and ushers in the fall season. Traditionally a time to spend at home with family members and l...

Updated : 2014.09.05 20:29

[Weekender] Substitute holiday system in force

This year’s exceptionally early Chuseok holidays mark the first time the “substitute holiday system,” which guarantees an extra day off in lieu of public holidays that fall on a Sunday, will be imp...

Updated : 2014.09.05 20:27

Finding beauty in ancestral rites

As the Chuseok holiday approaches, the life of Cho Gwi-bun is beginning to resemble that of a student preparing for an important exam. From a long to-do list, which mostly consists of grocery shopping...

Updated : 2014.09.05 20:12

Calendar

Pop music“Let’s Rock Festival”: The upcoming “Let’s Rock Festival” is gearing up to feature some of the country’s most notable indie bands in a two-day outdoor rock fest. The festival will incl...

Updated : 2014.09.05 20:09

Cookie-cutter hallyu won’t last long: culture minister

New Culture Minister Kim Jong-deok said Wednesday that hallyu was bound to lose its appeal unless it moves on from its current cookie-cutter style and content. “Hallyu is now driven mostly by (the po...

Updated : 2014.09.03 21:25

Festival recreates glamour of Istanbul

The opulence and glamour of old Istanbul will be recreated in the historic South Korean city of Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, during “Istanbul in Gyeongju 2014,” an upcoming cultural festival...

Updated : 2014.09.03 20:55