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FestivalsThe Great Battle of Hansan Festival: The festival commemorates Korea’s historic victory in the Hansan sea battle during the Joseon period. The Joseon fleet commanded by Adm. Yi Sun-sin battl...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:23

'Faceless' artist from N. Korea to hold exhibition in Beijing

A North Korean defector known for his satirical paintings on North Korean society plans to hold a rare exhibition in Beijing this week, an organizer of the exhibition said Friday. The painter from North Korea, who uses the pseudonym Sun Mu, fled the North in 1998 and resettled in South Kor...

Updated : 2014.07.25 18:57

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