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[Weekender] Beat the heat, get sporty indoors

About a century ago, a Canadian-American teacher was struggling to find a sport his students could play during the harsh New England winter. He decided to take the activity indoors, introducing to t...

Updated : 2017.06.02 17:21

‘Romeo and Juliet’ retold with wit, humor and dance

The moment Mercutio makes an appearance as a drag queen, you know you are in for a different kind of treat. Director Oh Tae-suk’s interpretation of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” takes...

Updated : 2017.05.30 15:19

Relishing a piece of Central Asia in heart of Seoul

Behind the bustling Dongdaemun shopping district in Seoul lie streets teeming with life, a remote replica of the Silk Road in the modern and dynamic Korea. The streets are collectively called the Ce...

Updated : 2017.05.29 20:37

Hollywood raids bookshelves in search of good stories

CANNES, France (AFP) -- Hollywood has always adapted the classics but film and television's voracious appetite for new material now has film-makers raiding the bookshelves like never before. Six of ...

Updated : 2017.05.27 14:55

[Eye Plus] Party for the family

Pets have become an important part of our lives, welcoming us when we return home and showering us with affection at all times, happy or sad. To return the unfaltering love, many people turn to la...

Updated : 2017.05.26 18:12

Searching for inheritors of Korean cultural heritage

Korea has long boasted an abundance of beautiful scenery and rich culture. But the local tourism industry has been trying to offer something more: talented people and their stories. Since 2015, the ...

Updated : 2017.05.26 17:13

3,000-year-old grave shows ancient people used fire during burial

South Korean researchers have found remnants of an ancient cave formed around 10th century BC, which suggest Bronze Age people conducted a ritual with fire before burying their dead. Scientists from...

Updated : 2017.05.23 16:23

Seoul night market lights up city with delicacies, performances

The nightscape of Seoul offers a wealth of pleasant surprises, one of which is Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market, a special weekend market being held in five locations throughout the city. The night ma...

Updated : 2017.05.23 15:28

Culture foundation runs visual contest on Korea

A Seoul-based cultural foundation has opened a photo and video contest about Korea, aimed at piquing interests among foreigners in the country and offering a chance for a dialogue on how to better pr...

Updated : 2017.05.23 13:54

[Weekender] Places fading into memory

Bookstores expand their commercial horizons Bookstores were the intellectual sanctuaries for Korea’s youngsters and libertines, who burned with passion for democracy, prosperity and humanity there ...

Updated : 2017.05.19 18:19

[Weekender] Old things worth holding on to

“Every memory of looking out the back door/ I had the photo album spread out on my bedroom floor/ It’s hard to say it/ time to say it/ Goodbye, goodbye,” sings the band Nickelback in its 2005 sing...

Updated : 2017.05.19 13:30

International cultural forum holds visual contest

An international cultural forum in Seoul in late summer will assemble the world’s creative opinion leaders to discuss and promote Korean culture, while also inviting foreigners in Korea to take part...

Updated : 2017.05.16 18:49

Dig suggests human sacrifices during Silla Kingdom

An archaeological dig by the state-run Cultural Heritage Administration has found the bones of two people under ancient palace walls, suggesting that the Silla Kingdom (57 BC to 935) actually had a c...

Updated : 2017.05.16 17:59

Daegu to host musical ensembles from ‘Spamalot’ to ‘Polita’

Korea’s hottest city, Daegu, will heat up even more next month as this year’s annual Daegu International Musical Festival will be the most diverse one in its 11 year history, featuring 26 musicals ...

Updated : 2017.05.16 16:02

[Seoul Saunter] Sharosugil, where exotic eateries rub shoulders with traditional marketplace

Guarding the entrance of Seoul National University, located at the foot of the city’s southwestern mountains, is a monument that looks like a triangle with a pronged pole to its right. Created by re...

Updated : 2017.05.15 18:13