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Gender-bending fashion on Tokyo runway bang on trend

TOKYO, (AFP) -- If gender bending fashion is suddenly all the rage in the West, think Pharrell Williams promoting Chanel’s new unisex handbag, then nowhere has the look excelled more than in Tokyo.Ja...

Updated : 2017.03.25 13:23

[Weekender] Lifelong learning takes first step in Korea

About 40 percent of South Korean adults aged under 70 have received college-level or higher education, according to a recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.The f...

Updated : 2017.03.24 17:48

Poland’s WWII museum opens amid an uncertain future

WARSAW (AP) -- A major World War II museum opened in northern Poland on Thursday amid plans by the conservative government to change its content to fit the government’s nationalist views.The Museum o...

Updated : 2017.03.24 14:02

Korea retracts application for Seoul City Wall's UNESCO heritage listing

The South Korean government scrapped a plan to put an ancient wall built in 1396 on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cultural Heritage Foundation said Tuesday.The decision came after the International Council on Monuments and Sites, an advisory group to UNESCO, ruled earlier...

Updated : 2017.03.21 20:12

[Seoul Saunter 2] Odd but pleasant mix of past, present in Ikseon-dong

Seoul is a vibrant megalopolis with modern high rises crowding the city’s major arteries. Nestled among the gleaming buildings are maze-like alleys that appear to have escaped the passage of time. Th...

Updated : 2017.03.20 16:19

MMCA opens its shopping bag

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea is showcasing its shopping bag, exhibiting a selection of its purchases and acquisitions from 2013 to 2016 at its Seoul branch. The title of t...

Updated : 2017.03.19 15:56

[Weekender] Minimalist lifestyle: Detoxing mind and body

Being a minimalist is confined not only to reducing the possessions of material things but giving up on unnecessary and superficial social relationships in life, according to an author who wrote a boo...

Updated : 2017.03.17 17:15

Comedy or politics? No need to pick in today's TV

The political scandal of former President Park Geun-hye, rooted in her decades-long relationship with her confidante Choi Soon-sil, is one of the biggest, if not strangest, in modern Korean history. It's also too good a topic for TV networks to just pass up.But it's one thing for network e...

Updated : 2017.03.11 13:53

Culture Ministry pushes for ‘anti-blacklist’ bill

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Thursday vowed to push for legislation that would protect artists from discrimination, including political oppression, as part of its follow-up measure a...

Updated : 2017.03.09 16:09

LVMH to reenlist Frank Gehry for applied arts center

LVMH will tap architect Frank Gehry once again to create a center for applied arts beside his Louis Vuitton Foundation, the luxury group and the City of Paris announced Wednesday.The celebrated Canadi...

Updated : 2017.03.09 14:40

Local tourism braces for fallout from strained Korea-China ties

Following the joint Korea-US decision to deploy the THAAD battery in Korea last July, a de facto Hallyu ban has been in place in China. Following is the second article in a three-part series that exam...

Updated : 2017.03.07 16:35

[Seoul Saunter] Haebangchon: Home to artists, once a refuge for the displaced (Video)

Seoul is a vibrant megalopolis with modern high rises crowding the city’s major arteries. Nestled among the gleaming buildings are maze-like alleys that appear to have escaped the passage of time. Th...

Updated : 2017.03.06 16:09

‘The Fountainhead’ to premiere in Seoul

Ivo van Hove’s “The Fountain” will be performed in Seoul from March 31 to April 2, marking the second time that the theater director will visit Korea to stage his production. The Fountainhead, a st...

Updated : 2017.03.05 15:44

[Eye Plus] Flowers on their way to Gwanghwamun to soothe citizens

During winter, the Park Geun-hye scandal dumbfounded many citizens, with the irregular situation in administrative affairs still ongoing.Political ups and downs can be likened to the stock market. Sto...

Updated : 2017.03.03 18:35

Met Museum chief quits amid expansion and deficits

The head of the Metropolitan Museum of Art resigned Tuesday as the New York institution struggles to tame a budget deficit despite pulling in record crowds.Thomas P. Campbell, a British expert on tapestries who has been director and chief executive officer of the Met since the beginning of...

Updated : 2017.03.01 14:51