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Kim Yun-jin to star in US play penned by Korean playwright

Kim Yun-jin will foray onto the stage in the US with the play “Wild Goose Dreams.”  “There is not only the one-dimensional everyday of Korean society but a deep reflection on everyday people and t...

Updated : 2017.07.21 16:59

[Photo] Boryeong mud fest around the corner

An annual international mud festival will open in the South Korean city of Boryeong on Friday under the slogan of "Let's Go to Boryeong and Play with Mud!," an official on the event's organizing commi...

Updated : 2017.07.20 16:35

Queer film festival addresses pressing issues of Korea’s LGBT community

On Thursday afternoon, the 17th Korea Queer Film Festival kicks off, the latest event in a monthlong program organized as part of the Korea Queer Culture Festival.Saturday’s gay pride parade proved a...

Updated : 2017.07.19 18:14

Madonna asks court to block love letter auction

Madonna asked a judge Tuesday to block an auction of memorabilia including a breakup letter from rapper Tupac Shakur, saying the intimate items were stolen by her former friend.The pop superstar filed...

Updated : 2017.07.19 14:25

Everland amusement park remains top tourist attraction for locals, foreigners

Everland Resort, an amusement facility equipped with a water park and a zoo, was the No. 1 destination for local and foreign visitors last year, South Korea's tourism agency said Wednesday.According t...

Updated : 2017.07.19 10:13

[Herald Review] Minor touch-ups, familiar formula make for major fun in 'Cats'

If you happen to walk around central Seoul late in the evening and come across seemingly-possessed chants of “Jellicles do and Jellicles can,” keep calm and carry on because the odds are that there ...

Updated : 2017.07.16 17:26

[Eye] Ongals pave way for new type of comedy

The beauty of the Ongals’ performance is in not understanding a single word they say. “Four rather large grown men are dressed like a baby and babble like them. With kids, we have to watch closely t...

Updated : 2017.07.14 16:49

[Weekender] Anglers go mobile for fishing

Mobile apps are expanding into fishing. More Korean hobbyists are using smartphone apps to minimize trouble and maximize fun while out angling. Not only do the apps make access to information easier, ...

Updated : 2017.07.14 16:41

[Weekender] Fishing cafes hook young Koreans

With a growing number of Koreans in their 20s and 30s seeking alternative places to spend time together indoor fishing holes, known as “fishing cafes,” are gowing in popularity. A 22-year-old stude...

Updated : 2017.07.14 16:40

[Weekender] Fishing widening its net in Korea

South Koreans have diversified their leisure activities in the years since the five-day workweek system was introduced in 2004. The increased leisure time is fueling the growth of various industries, ...

Updated : 2017.07.14 16:38

[Weekender] Online comunities help Koreans go fishing

South Koreans have long enjoyed fishing as a hobby. But the public notion about the pastime is that it’s for the elderly or those who have a lot of free time. Things are changing, though, as a growin...

Updated : 2017.07.14 16:13

Bucheon film fest kicks off with big lineup of Korean works

The 21st Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival kicked off Thursday with a lineup that reflects its location and status as South Korea's largest genre film festival.Of the 289 feature and short...

Updated : 2017.07.13 21:16

Seoulites enjoy Understand Avenue: Seoul Forest’s new hot spot

Understand Avenue, a new eye-catching shipping container complex, is attracting locals and tourists alike to Seongdong in eastern Seoul. Reminiscent of Konkuk University’s Common Ground, South Korea’...

Updated : 2017.07.12 17:56

25,000 fill Gocheok Dome to attend Gracias concert

The 2017 Gracias Special Concert, a cultural festival, opened at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul at 7 p.m., Sunday, with a record 25,000 people in attendance.Attendees included ambassadors, youth minist...

Updated : 2017.07.11 17:54

Technology brings art closer to life

A wall-sized version of a Joseon-era painting welcomes those setting foot in the Google pop-up museum at the National Museum of Korea. But the painting has been magnified in unusually high definition,...

Updated : 2017.07.11 17:23