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[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

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