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Henry VIII chapel hosts first Catholic service in 450 years

LONDON (AFP) - The sounds of Latin song echoed through the halls of Hampton Court Palace in London on Tuesday for the first Catholic service in more than 450 years to be held in anti-Vatican king Henry VIII‘s residence. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, head of the Catholic Church in England and...

Updated : 2016.02.10 13:04

Celebrate Lunar New Year with tradition

The Lunar New Year holiday is a chance for Koreans, expats and tourists to enjoy a variety of traditional Korean activities. The five-day holiday will be full of cultural programs and hands-on experie...

Updated : 2016.02.05 16:10

Changing face of Lunar New Year holiday in Korea

A mass migration is underway this weekend as tens of thousands of Koreans travel home for the Lunar New Year, Seollal. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport estimates that a total of 36 m...

Updated : 2016.02.05 16:03

Spend time away at hotels during Lunar New Year

INCHEON -- On the 12th floor of Grand Hyatt Incheon, guests can get a panoramic view of Incheon International Airport from the lounge and a line of airplanes taking off and landing down on its runway....

Updated : 2016.02.05 09:35

Government to help create content industry ‘success stories’

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that it will aim to create a series of “success stories” from the Creative Economic Leader Venture Center this year by funding start-ups. In a luncheon meeting with local reporters on Wednesday, Culture Ministry officials said that the mi...

Updated : 2016.02.03 15:41

New webtoon center opens on Seoul’s Cartoon Street

People can now create character figurines via 3-D printing at a new Webtoon Workshop Center on Cartoon Street, or Jaemiro, in Myeong-dong. The center, which aims to promote the webtoon culture, was op...

Updated : 2016.02.01 15:04

Korea seeks UNESCO listing of Seoul City Wall, seowon

The government is seeking to add the historic Seoul City Wall and Confucian academies of Korea to the UNESCO cultural heritage list this year. In addition, it also hopes to include haenyeo, female div...

Updated : 2016.01.26 18:40

[Foreigners Who Loved Korea] Stanley H. Martin, benefactor of the independence movement

In Korea’s turbulent path toward independence and nation building, there were foreign nationals who stood steadfastly by the Korean people, although their contributions have been largely overshadowed...

Updated : 2016.01.25 17:19

Richard III gets suit of French porcelain

LIMOGES, France (AFP) -- Costume designers never stint when it comes to Shakespeare. Whether it be silk doublets and padded hose, or robes woven with gold thread, elaborate costumes are a must for any director hoping to do justice to the Bard‘s work. So when actor and director Jean Lambe...

Updated : 2016.01.25 14:42

Egypt museum staff to face disciplinary hearing over Tut mask

CAIRO (AFP) - Eight employees of Cairo‘s Egyptian Museum will face a disciplinary hearing over a botched repair of the golden mask of King Tutankhamun, officials said Sunday. The 3,300-year-old fune...

Updated : 2016.01.25 14:39

European culture capital San Sebastien kicks off peace-themed festivities

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AFP) -- San Sebastian kicked off its year as the European Capital of Culture Saturday with a concert on the beach as the northern Spanish city pushes a banner of peace years afte...

Updated : 2016.01.24 11:44

[Weekender] The art of traditional Korean liquor

Savoring traditional Korean soju requires five steps, similar to wine tasting. You have to look at the color, smell the aroma, sip and hold it in the mouth for several seconds before letting it slide ...

Updated : 2016.01.22 19:34

Around the hotels

‘Very Vary Berry’ at Banyan Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul is launching the “Very Vary Berry” dessert buffet at Chez Blanc, located on the lobby floor, until March 1. The buffet offers 19 different...

Updated : 2016.01.22 15:25

[Weekender] Makgeolli School, only for the devoted

Every Thursday evening, a group of 20 people gather at a hands-on food lab on the 10th floor of a quiet building in Jongno, central Seoul. The lab of Makgeolli School is clean, with five smooth count...

Updated : 2016.01.22 14:54

'Rebuilding dining and drinking culture from scratch'

During normal get-together parties at the year-end, Koreans chat and share past memories while roasting their beef and pork bellies over hot grills. But these parties can’t start without shots of dis...

Updated : 2016.01.22 10:04