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This is the 15th in a series highlighting women and their accomplishments in the various facets of the Korean entertainment industry. ― Ed. While you may be unfamiliar with the name Lee Shin, chances...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:08

Peter Fonda’s ‘Easy Rider’ bike going to auction

NEW YORK (AP) ― The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in “Easy Rider” has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it’s for sale. The auction house Profiles in Hist...

Updated : 2014.09.18 21:05

Chinese vases soar 120 times past estimate to fetch $1.2m

NEW YORK (Bloomberg) ― A pair of Chinese porcelain vases sold Monday for $1.2 million at Doyle New York, soaring 120 times past its low estimate. The two 16-inch tall glazed vases, painted with branc...

Updated : 2014.09.17 20:46

History meets modern art, high tech

Move over galleries, museums and theaters. Royal palaces are the new face of Seoul’s vibrant art and culture scene ― at least for nine days starting on Sept. 20. The first-ever Royal Culture Festiva...

Updated : 2014.09.17 20:45

Venezuela’s newest shortage: Breast implants

CARACAS (AP) ― Venezuela’s chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong size or ...

Updated : 2014.09.17 20:40

Festival attracts prominent writers to Seoul, Jeju

Writers from 13 countries will come together in Seoul’s historic neighborhood of Bukchon and the southern resort island of Jejudo to communicate through literature at the 2014 edition of the Seoul In...

Updated : 2014.09.15 20:20

Updating a venerated institution

How do you renovate a popular 18th-century museum with minimum disruption to the visitors? Hotel Biron, the Paris location of the two-site Rodin Museum in France, has undertaken just that challenge wi...

Updated : 2014.09.12 21:14

Calendar

Pop music“Let’s Rock Festival”: The upcoming “Let’s Rock Festival” is gearing up to feature some of the country’s most notable indie bands in a two-day outdoor rock fest. The festival will incl...

Updated : 2014.09.12 21:09

Sookmyung Univ. dean named chief of Korea National Ballet

Hwang Sun-hyeHwang Sun-hye, dean of Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, has been appointed the new president of the Korea National Ballet, the Culture Ministry announced Thursday. She will run the...

Updated : 2014.09.11 20:02

Conductor Chang parts with Qatar Philharmonic

Chang Han-naCellist-turned-conductor Chang Han-na has resigned from her position as music director of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, citing “irreconcilable differences with the management.” Her a...

Updated : 2014.09.10 20:43

Gyeongju Expo to bring attention to region’s culture, industry

With the joint cultural festival between Istanbul and Gyeongju, Istanbul in Gyeongju 2014, kicking off festively, a variety of events will be taking place from this weekend in the historic South Korea...

Updated : 2014.09.10 20:37

Groceryships: Women find nutrition feeds conversations about life’s ups and downs

LOS ANGELES ― Every Wednesday evening, the women sit in a circle of folding chairs in a bungalow at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in South L.A. There’s always a box of tissues in the center; it rarely...

Updated : 2014.09.10 20:34

Movement born out of childbirth trauma

ST. LOUIS, Missouri ― At first, Erin Shetler was angry the doctor had performed the procedures without her knowing. He had cut her vaginal opening, used vacuum extraction to deliver her baby and reac...

Updated : 2014.09.10 20:33

[Weekender] Chuseok for modern Korean families

Family members dressed in traditional hanbok gather for the ancestral rite early in the morning on Chuseok, which falls on Aug. 15 on the lunar calendar. Dozens of dishes are laid out on the table for...

Updated : 2014.09.05 20:48

[Weekender] Parks, folk villages offer variety of festive choices

Chuseok, oftentimes referred to as Korean Thanksgiving, is one of the country’s most celebrated holidays and ushers in the fall season. Traditionally a time to spend at home with family members and l...

Updated : 2014.09.05 20:29