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What do jeans mean to you?

Many people are probably familiar with the history of blue jeans ― how denim pants moved from work clothes for California gold miners in the 19th century to a must-have item for rebellious youngsters...

Updated : 2014.10.20 20:44

[Weekender] Orchestras for all

When the different notes and timbres of as many as 100 instruments combine into a glorious harmony, it is not only those in the audience who feel moved. The musicians and the conductor too feel overwh...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:47

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FestivalTen Million Chrysanthemum Festival: Iksan, North Jeolla Province, invites visitors to one of the biggest chrysanthemum festivals in Korea. At the festival, arrangements of more than 120,000 fl...

Updated : 2014.10.17 21:12

London pays homage to Sherlock Holmes

LONDON (AFP) ― Sherlock Holmes never existed but his fictional address of 221B Baker Street still receives a steady flow of letters addressed to the famously intuitive detective.The latest tribute comes in the form of a Museum of London exhibition opening Thursday entitled “The Man Who N...

Updated : 2014.10.17 20:45

Church officials struggle to assist mental patients

David Mandani heard voices telling him to kill himself. He was paranoid. He saw things others didn’t.He was spiraling out of control.Mandani was hospitalized but ran away. Family members found him in...

Updated : 2014.10.15 20:23

[Herald Review] ‘Frankenstein’ goes beyond throw-away questions

Should mankind be allowed to create life artificially? Why, in the first place, do we need to create life? These themes are explored in a new play directed by Korean playwright Cho Kwang-hwa at Seoul ...

Updated : 2014.10.14 20:46

Spider-Man may swing over Beijing in new theme park

BEIJING (AP) ― Spider-Man could soon swing over Beijing, chasing Optimus Prime and despicable minions through a $3.3 billion Universal theme park aimed at capitalizing on China’s rising middle class and growing demand for all things animated. China has been a major booster of animated mo...

Updated : 2014.10.14 20:38

A guide to musical theater in fall, winter

Seoul’s musical theaters, scattered across the city, are offering a wide spectrum of shows this season. From a gay-themed show getting its first off-Broadway run in Korea to a set of original Korean ...

Updated : 2014.10.13 20:36

300 masterpieces from French museums set for Louvre Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI (AFP) -- Masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh will be among 300 works displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Emirate said Sunday, as it aims to become a leader in fine art.The museum, built at a cost of 500 million euros ($630 million) and set to open in Decembe...

Updated : 2014.10.12 21:29

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Theater“On Golden Pond”: Based on American playwright Ernest Thompson, “On Golden Pond” will be staged with veteran actors and actresses including Lee Soon-jae, Na Moon-hee and Shin Goo. The play ...

Updated : 2014.10.10 20:14

Somerset Palace offers Georgian wine tasting

Somerset Palace Seoul held a special tasting event featuring food and wine from Georgia in its rooftop garden Tuesday with the sponsorship of the Georgian Embassy.Georgia, located on the Black Sea, ha...

Updated : 2014.10.09 19:26

Korea’s oldest hotel celebrates centenary

Today marks an important milestone in Korean hotel history as The Chosun Hotel (currently ‘The Westin Chosun Seoul’) celebrates the 100th anniversary of the opening of its doors on Oct. 10, 1914.As ...

Updated : 2014.10.09 19:17

[Herald Review] Herald Phil’s debut concert befits its mission

The famous trumpet fanfare of “Triumphal March” from Verdi’s opera “Aida” opened the debut concert on Wednesday night of Herald Philharmonic Orchestra, an ensemble founded by Herald Corp., the pu...

Updated : 2014.10.09 16:52

Guessing game ahead of Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM (AFP) ― Amid fevered speculation over who will get the Nobel literature prize this year, punters and experts are considering language, geography, genre and even age to try and pin down the ...

Updated : 2014.10.08 20:43

Celebrating the beauty of Hangeul

Hangeul, the writing system for the Korean language, has always been a source of pride for Koreans. So much so that they mark Oct. 9 as Hangeul Day, a national holiday celebrating its creation more th...

Updated : 2014.10.08 20:41