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1,000-plus years of living: 10 centenarians share secrets to a long life

BALTIMORE, Maryland ― As a young girl, Downing Jett Kay danced to music played on a Victrola and watched Model T’s drive through the streets of Baltimore.She wore her hair in a flapper’s bob as a m...

Updated : 2014.10.29 20:39

Daughter’s one-dose ecstasy death spurs parents to publicize dangers

FORT WORTH, Texas ― Jessica Mary Hunter made two significant choices in life, her father said.The latter killed her.“Her first choice was accepting Jesus Christ,” her father Alan Hunter said, tears...

Updated : 2014.10.29 20:38

New York’s hottest new trend: Clubbing for kids

NEW YORK (AFP) ― The music’s thumping, the dance floor’s packed and the bar’s bustling. Welcome to one of New York’s hottest nightclubs and a new generation of clubbers: 6-year-olds.The VIP Room threw open its doors to children aged 6 to 12 on a Sunday afternoon to give them a taste o...

Updated : 2014.10.29 20:34

UNESCO most likely to list 'nongak' as intangible cultural heritage

Nongak, traditional Korean music performed by farmers, and North Korean versions of the traditional Korean folk song "Arirang" are most likely to be added to UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list, the government said Wednesday.   The body that deliberates on new additions has catego...

Updated : 2014.10.29 19:08

‘War Horse’ to hit local cinemas

The National Theater in London’s international smash-hit production “War Horse” will be screened at local cinemas next month. A rebroadcast in cinemas of the West End production will open on Nov. 8 at select Megabox cinemas, mostly in Seoul, the local cinema chain said Tuesday. Featurin...

Updated : 2014.10.28 20:47

Polish, Israeli presidents to open Jewish museum

WARSAW (AFP) ― Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin will on Tuesday inaugurate a Warsaw museum chronicling the vibrant 1,000-year history of Poland’s Jewish co...

Updated : 2014.10.28 20:46

Korean folktale webtoon launched for foreigners

The King Sejong Institute Foundation, a government entity promoting Korean language and culture overseas, has produced a webtoon series to help foreigners better understand Korean traditional culture,...

Updated : 2014.10.27 20:00

Forum urges preservation and diversity of scripts

Participants at the World Script Symposia 2014, a festival of arts and scripts, adopted a declaration to promote the diversity and preservation of different writing systems on Oct. 26. “Scripts const...

Updated : 2014.10.27 19:59

J.K. Rowling announces new ‘Harry Potter’ backstory tale

It’s no Halloween trick: There’s more witchcraft and wizardry in store for “Harry Potter” fans, who can expect a new tale from author J.K. Rowling on Oct. 31. In an announcement posted to Pottermo...

Updated : 2014.10.26 20:46

Calendar

Classical musicThe Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra: Maestro Mariss Jansons will conduct his Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in two concerts at Seoul Arts Center. On Nov. 18, the world-renowned orc...

Updated : 2014.10.24 17:00

[Herald Interview] Deriving 21st-century questions from classic masterpiece

Continuing on the Shakespeare theme after the much-hailed production earlier this month of Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette,” the Korea National Opera is presenting another Shakespeare play-turned-opera...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:38

Poet Ko Un wins Italy’s NordSud award

Renowned South Korean poet Ko Un has been chosen to receive an Italian award for literature, a local publisher affiliated with the poet said Wednesday.Ko will receive the literature award from the 2014 NordSud International Prize for Literature and Science at an Italian university Friday, ...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:26

Homeless kids take snapshots of lives, dreams

PHILADELOPHIA ― The photograph that 6-year-old Logan Reed snapped near the place he once lived as a homeless child conveys not a thousand words, as the saying goes, but one plain desire.“My hope is ...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:20

Grandparents raising grandkids describe joy

ORLANDO, Florida ― Teresa Apgar once envisioned her senior years as a time of globe-trotting travel and a busy social life. Instead, she’s chauffeuring an 8-year-old to taekwondo, learning about att...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:19

Activist dives in dumpsters across U.S. to raise awareness of food waste

CLEVELAND ― Rob Greenfield is standing barefoot and shirtless in a dumpster when he finds the strawberries.He’s ravenous after bicycling more than 60 miles, so he stops rummaging through bags and bo...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:19