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Culture Ministry to probe disputed projects

The Culture Ministry will review projects that were allegedly carried out under the influence of TV commercial film director Cha Eun-taek. The ministry, mired in controversy following allegations th...

Updated : 2016.10.31 15:09

75 and loving it: Wonder Woman has complicated place in pop culture

This is an unparalleled time for women in American history. The polls are predicting the first female president. Narrowing the wage gap has become part of legislative agendas. Activists are battling...

Updated : 2016.10.31 14:47

Culture Ministry denies being ‘taken over’ by Choi, Cha

The Culture Ministry on Saturday refuted allegations that Choi Soon-sil, President Park Geun-hye’s confidante accused of influence peddling, had masterminded some of the ministry’s major projects. ...

Updated : 2016.10.30 18:13

AfreecaTV unveils new profit-sharing plans after stock plunges

AfreecaTV, South Korea’s biggest video-streaming platform, has pledged to offer a fair profit-sharing scheme to streamers after its shares plummeted. The move came after four of its top streamers d...

Updated : 2016.10.28 17:59

Actor Namgung Won receives national order for cultural contribution

Veteran actor Namgung Won, one of the most prominent Korean film stars from the 1960s to ’80s, on Thursday received the Order of Cultural Merit, Silver Crown, the second highest medal awarded to tho...

Updated : 2016.10.27 17:08

Israel unveils ‘oldest’ Hebrew mention of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israeli archaeologists Wednesday unveiled a seventh century B.C. text they said contains the earliest mention in Hebrew of Jerusalem outside the Bible, prompting officials to stres...

Updated : 2016.10.27 15:41

Former executive director of BIFF convicted of embezzlement

A local court on Wednesday found a former executive director of Asia's largest film festival guilty of embezzlement amid a feud with Busan city. The Busan District Court sentenced Lee Yong-kwan, who...

Updated : 2016.10.26 13:59

Last Emperor's nephew puts Chinese history on show

BEIJING (AFP) -- His uncle was the last emperor of China, reigning over the Middle Kingdom from the Forbidden City. Now Jin Yulan scours the antique shops of Communist-ruled Beijing for trinkets that...

Updated : 2016.10.26 11:17

Ohio museum's sale of antiquities from Egypt draws criticism

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's Toledo Museum of Art is selling 68 antiquities from its collection, a move drawing criticism from a nationally known archaeologist and Egyptian officials. About half the ...

Updated : 2016.10.25 16:25

England’s ‘most haunted village’ gears up for Halloween

PLUCKLEY, United Kingdom (AFP) -- With Halloween in the air, ghouls are set to emerge from the shadows in the quiet streets of Pluckley, reputedly the most haunted village in England. But it is not ...

Updated : 2016.10.25 16:23

October 'Culture Day' to offer nationwide discounts, free performances

Since January 2014, the last Wednesday of every month has been designated a special “Culture Day” to boost support for the local culture and arts. During Culture Day, museums offer discounts for e...

Updated : 2016.10.24 16:56

Korean Culture Week takes off at Kennedy Center

Jerome Ford, an antiques appraiser, left work an hour and a half earlier than usual Friday to put himself at the front of a long line of people at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts i...

Updated : 2016.10.24 14:38

Prince Albert buys Philadelphia home of mom Grace Kelly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1955 is now in the hands of the royal ...

Updated : 2016.10.23 13:21

Nobel academy member calls Bob Dylan's silence 'arrogant'

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A member of the Swedish Academy that awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature to Bob Dylan says the American singer-songwriter's silence since receiving the honor is “i...

Updated : 2016.10.23 13:18

Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, d...

Updated : 2016.10.23 13:16