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Library celebrates Yoon Dong-ju’s 100th anniversary

Namsan Library in Seoul plans to hold cultural events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of poet Yoon Dong-ju’s birth. Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said Tuesday that book concerts, exhibi...

Updated : 2017.04.11 17:54

Two years after UNESCO listing, tug-of-war game faces new challenges

DANGJIN, South Chungcheong Province -- On Sunday, the sprawling yard behind the Gijisi Juldarigi Museum was packed with residents of the city of Dangjin, South Chungcheong Province, all engaged in a ...

Updated : 2017.04.11 14:06

Photo of missing 15th century book on Hangul released

An independent candidate running in a regional by-election revealed a photo of what he claims is a centuries-old instruction book for Hangul, deemed missing since 2008. Bae Ik-gi is running for the ...

Updated : 2017.04.10 16:11

Demand booming on college campuses for creative writing

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) -- Some credit the rise of social media. Others attribute it to a flourishing culture of self-expression. Whatever the reason, colleges across the United States are seeing...

Updated : 2017.04.10 16:11

Why hospitality students head to Switzerland

MONTREUX, Switzerland -- Park Sung-eun is a Korean student studying hotel management in Neuchatel, a quaint Swiss town whose medieval architecture has been untouched for centuries by war or renovatio...

Updated : 2017.04.04 16:50

[Seoul Saunter] Webtoon characters liven up streets

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. T...

Updated : 2017.04.03 15:41

Van Hove asks, ‘idealism or practicality?’ via ‘The Fountainhead’

To pursue what one believes in or to compromise is a question that ails nearly every soul, but this question can be even more pressing for someone walking down the path of art. Such a dilemma is wha...

Updated : 2017.03.30 16:21

Political satire on SNL returns after Park’s fall

The new season of “Saturday Night Live Korea” launched Saturday with the tvN comedy show poking fun at the political situation involving ex-President Park Geun-hye and her confidante Choi Soon-sil....

Updated : 2017.03.26 17:31

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. ...

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. Th...

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 Museu...

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...

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. T...

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...

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 bo...

Updated : 2017.03.17 17:15