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Artists seek legal action against government

A group of cultural figures in Korea on Monday announced it would file a lawsuit against the Park Geun-hye administration for the “blacklist” it kept of anti-government artists. Comprised of group...

Updated : 2017.01.16 17:26

Korea rolls out new measure to minimize impact of bankrupt Song-In Books

The South Korean government Sunday said it will spend 3 billion won ($2.6 million) to support publishers related to Song-In Books, as part of measures to minimize the fallout from the bankruptcy of t...

Updated : 2017.01.15 16:00

Golfer Pak Se-ri presented Korea Image Award

The Corea Image Communications Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Korean culture worldwide, hosted the 2017 Korea Image Award ceremony at the InterContinental Seoul Coex on We...

Updated : 2017.01.12 19:39

Symposium celebrates what’s gained in translation of literature

Marking the 10th anniversary of its founding, the Yoo Yeong Research Foundation hosted a symposium Wednesday that reflected on Korea’s progress in literary translation and honored those who have hel...

Updated : 2017.01.12 18:27

Award honors individuals for globalizing Korea

Winners of the 2017 Korea Image Award ceremony, an event annually organized by the Corea Image Communications Institute, pose at the InterContinental Seoul Coex on Wednesday. (Corea Image Communicati...

Updated : 2017.01.11 22:11

Online novels rake in W50m a day

As paperbacks move over to make room for e-books, what’s become popular to readers in Korea is the serialized romance novels published online. Last year’s hit TV drama “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds”...

Updated : 2017.01.11 17:50

Why some artists no longer want to be famous

PARIS (AFP) -- “I love being famous,” the black US comedian Chris Rock once quipped. “It’s almost like being white.” But a growing number of artists would rather have success without the encumbrance...

Updated : 2017.01.08 18:23

[Weekender] The rules of drinking alone

All lawyer Kim Eun-hye, 29, wanted was to be alone with a glass of wine after a draining day of consulting with clients, wading through legal paperwork, sitting through a tense office dinner and losi...

Updated : 2017.01.06 18:56

[Weekender] ‘Honsul,’ the art of savoring the tipsy self

With a pensive gaze, Park Si-in sips an old fashioned, a whiskey-based cocktail, at a dim, jazzy bistro nestled in a gentrified alley in Seoul. “I don’t think about anything,” she says. “I come ...

Updated : 2017.01.06 17:21

[Weekender] Table for one, please

One of the newest cultural trends sweeping the nation is all about the art of being alone. From eating, drinking, shopping and living solo, this new trend seems to defy the once cultural norm of “...

Updated : 2017.01.06 15:54

London museum says goodbye to ‘Dippy’ the dinosaur

LONDON (AFP) -- The towering replica skeleton of “Dippy” the dinosaur, a star attraction at London’s Natural History Museum for more than 100 years, made its final appearance Wednesday before bein...

Updated : 2017.01.06 09:05

With tourists scarce, Egypt struggles to maintain heritage

CAIRO (AFP) -- With a shaky economy following years of unrest and a huge drop in tourists, Egypt is struggling to preserve its fabled archaeological heritage. From Alexandria on the Mediterranean to...

Updated : 2017.01.04 16:42

[Foreigners Who Loved Korea] Father Na, friend of the people of Seogwipo

In Korea’s turbulent path toward independence and nation building, there were foreign nationals who stood steadfastly by the Korean people, although their contributions have been largely overshadowe...

Updated : 2017.01.03 18:40

US museum getting a massive geodesic dome with 61 glass eyes

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- A massive geodesic dome with 61 glass eyes is coming to Arkansas‘ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The structure, called Fly’s Eye Dome, was designed by the late B...

Updated : 2017.01.01 15:36

‘Universal appeal is integral to literature promotion’

“The Vegetarian,” a three-part novella by Korean author Han Kang, had all the key elements of success. Flush with literary subtlety, critique and insight, the novel, published in 2007, brought to ...

Updated : 2016.12.29 18:11