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[Foreigners Who Loved Korea] Paul Yu Pin, the Roman Catholic Cardinal Who Supported the Korean Independence Movement

In late December 1945, when the issue of trusteeship over Korea became a political issue a mere two months after the Korean Provisional Government returned to the country, KPG President Kim Gu introdu...

Updated : 2016.12.06 16:23

Bob Dylan sends speech for Nobel ceremony

STOCKHOLM (AFP) -- Music icon Bob Dylan won’t be at the Nobel prize ceremony this week to accept his award, but he has sent along a speech to be read aloud, the Nobel foundation said Monday.The 75-year-old, whose lyrics have influenced generations of fans, has had a subdued response to th...

Updated : 2016.12.06 14:17

Korean intangible heritage week opens in Mexico

This year's Korean Intangible Cultural Heritage Week will open in Mexico City to provide the locals chances to learn and enjoy Korea's traditional arts, organizers said.The Korean Cultural Center in Mexico said on Sunday it is planning a variety of special events to mark the weeks between ...

Updated : 2016.12.05 14:16

Keys, lightbulbs tied to Thomas Edison sell at auction

DALLAS (AP) -- Keys to the New Jersey lab where Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and some of the lightbulbs that he perfected sold for more than $60,000 at auction on Saturday.The keys sold for $10,625 at an auction run by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. A bulb created by a German invent...

Updated : 2016.12.04 16:56

International push aims to protect endangered heritage

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) - Representatives from dozens of countries gathered in Abu Dhabi on Friday to focus on setting up a $100 million fund to protect and restore heritage sites threa...

Updated : 2016.12.04 13:48

French choreographer Millepied starts anew in LA

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -- French choreographer Benjamin Millepied, who spectacularly left the Paris Opera Ballet earlier this year, will mark his return to Los Angeles this week with a new show.The dance star -- husband of Hollywood actress Natalie Portman -- also revealed he is working on a fe...

Updated : 2016.12.04 13:29

[Weekender] The art of writing in spotlight again

The rapid adoption of digital devices in recent years is reshaping the concept of writing. A growing number of people view writing as a synonym of typing on PC or taking notes on their smartphones. Fo...

Updated : 2016.12.02 17:36

[Weekender] Hangeul calligraphy goes mainstream

There was a time when Chinese character calligraphers criticized Hangeul calligraphy for being “too unsophisticated.” Luckily, a few calligraphers ignored the comments and mastered their craft in Ha...

Updated : 2016.12.02 17:32

[Eye Interview] Head full of dreams, feet on the ground

The music video for British rock band Coldplay’s track “Up & Up,” released last year from the album “A Head Full of Dreams,” has been described as “magical.”The video features a montage of movi...

Updated : 2016.12.02 17:24

[Weekender] Beautiful writing goes beyond words

Nestled in the design books section of Kyobo Book Center in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, calligraphy workbooks are displayed in a separate stall as a special collection. According to Kyobo Book Center, callig...

Updated : 2016.12.02 17:24

[Newsmaker] Jeju's women divers gain UNESCO recognition

When the female divers of Jeju Island emerge from their minutes-long foray underwater, they let out a much-awaited sigh. Called “sumbi,” the exhalation releases carbon dioxide from the lungs with a ...

Updated : 2016.12.01 17:11

Rebuilding history? Debate rages over lost Afghan Buddhas

BAMIYAN, Afghanistan (AFP) -- For centuries they stood, two monumental ancient statues of Buddha carved into the cliffs of Bamiyan, loved and revered by generations of Afghans -- only to be pulverized...

Updated : 2016.12.01 13:35

Celebrities express fury over President Park’s address

Celebrities are voicing anger via social media over President Park Geun-hye’s Tuesday announcement, in which she said she would let the National Assembly decide the fate of her presidency.“I am so a...

Updated : 2016.11.30 16:00

Pirelli launches covered-up 2017 calendar with top actresses

PARIS (AP) -- Pirelli on Tuesday unveiled the 2017 edition of its famed calendar, which sees photographer Peter Lindbergh mature beyond snaps of seminude models and set his lens on Hollywood.The calen...

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:06

Van Gogh Museum rules out debate over ‘lost’ notebook

THE HAGUE (AFP) – Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum ruled out Tuesday a public debate over the authenticity of a book of sketches that an art historian has said belonged to the Dutch impressionist.Bogomil...

Updated : 2016.11.30 14:02