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[Herald Interview] Webtoonist mocks hierarchy of Korean workplace

A scene from artist Yang Kyung-soo’s webtoon series depicts a senior executive and several junior employees engaged in seemingly amicable conversation. The executive cheerily tells his department me...

Updated : 2016.10.20 17:20

Seoul to hold kimchi-making festival involving 4,000 people next month

Around 4,000 people from around the world are to take part in a charity event in Seoul early next month to make kimchi for impoverished residents as the Seoul metropolitan government will hold a thre...

Updated : 2016.10.20 11:23

Viewers bash PyeongChang video featuring dancing frenzy

A video being used by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to promote the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is the subject of heated criticism over what viewers are calling ...

Updated : 2016.10.19 16:50

Korean writers hold literary events abroad this month

Just in time for the busiest season for culture and arts, the Literature Translation Institute of Korea has been organizing events across North America, Europe and Asia to promote Korean literature. ...

Updated : 2016.10.19 16:44

Russian city cancels 'Jesus Christ Superstar' after protest

MOSCOW (AP) -- A theater in one of Russia’s largest cities has cancelled a planned performance of the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” following protests by an organization of conservative Orthodox C...

Updated : 2016.10.19 14:39

Roman coins with baffling origins identified in Japanese ruins

TOKYO (AP) -- The eyes of a visiting archaeologist lit up when he was shown the 10 tiny, tarnished discs that had sat unnoticed in storage for 2 1/2 years at a dig on a southern Japan island. He had...

Updated : 2016.10.19 14:36

Government announces ‘K-Ribbon’ for outstanding cultural products

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced Monday its latest cultural brand effort -- “K-Ribbon” marks awarded to cultural products deemed to best represent Korea. The K-Ribbon marks ar...

Updated : 2016.10.17 17:45

14th-century Goryeo Buddhist painting returns home

The rare 14th century Buddhist painting “Water-Moon Avalokiteshvara” has found its home at the National Museum of Korea. With less than 50 paintings from the Goryeo kingdom “Water-Moon Avalokit...

Updated : 2016.10.17 17:30

Experts discover ‘cavities’ in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza could contain two previously unknown “cavities,” scientists using radiography to scan the millennia-old monument said Saturday. On Thursday, the antiquities ministry...

Updated : 2016.10.16 17:22

Early editions of Shakespeare’s plays get rare public view

The public is getting a rare peek at first and early editions of some of William Shakespeare’s most beloved plays. The Boston Public Library is commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s de...

Updated : 2016.10.16 15:14

Klimt's 'Kiss,' made with 3-D printer, to touch and feel

VIENNA (AFP)- Like most artworks in galleries worldwide, visitors haven't been allowed to reach out and touch Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” at its home at the Belvedere museum in Vienna -- until now. ...

Updated : 2016.10.13 14:50

US, Cuba stepping up efforts to save Hemingway artifacts

BOSTON (AP) - Ernest Hemingway was a pack rat who saved everything. Fortunately for fans of the literary icon, US and Cuban officials and scholars have been working together to preserve artifacts at ...

Updated : 2016.10.13 14:48

Speculation abounds ahead of Nobel Literature Prize

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Literary circles are abuzz with speculation ahead of Thursday's Nobel Literature Prize announcement, with award watchers suggesting this year’s honors could go to a controversial w...

Updated : 2016.10.12 17:14

Young Parisians breathe life into abandoned buildings

PARIS (AFP) -- It was once a gynecology ward in a hospital in the south of Paris. Now, it is 26-year-old Margot’s art studio. Peering from behind her welding mask, sparks fly as Margot gets to work ...

Updated : 2016.10.12 14:29

North Korean defectors open up online

A trendy haircut, eyebrow piercings and a tattoo sleeve on his arm -- nothing about online personality Lee Pyung’s current appearance betrays the fact he was born under a totalitarian regime. But he...

Updated : 2016.10.11 16:58