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Keeping your car as a life companion

Kim Young-gyui had spent nearly 16 hours a day in a car for the past 30 years. The 66-year-old veteran taxi driver rode about 750,000 kilometers, more than twice the distance an average car travels in...

Updated : 2015.01.29 21:13

Art embraces science in new British play ‘Oppenheimer’

LONDON (AP) ― Suddenly, science is sexy. With Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for multiple trophies as Alan Turing and Eddie Redmayne turning heads as Stephen Hawking, young British actors playing scientists are all the rage this awards season. So it’s good timing for the Royal Shakespear...

Updated : 2015.01.28 21:22

Satellite man

On April 19, 2013, a satellite was launched into space at Baikonur Cosmodrome, the international space launch site in Kazakhstan. The event went mostly unnoticed by the media, but the take-off was cel...

Updated : 2015.01.23 21:55

Anne Hathaway to star in N.Y. drone play

NEW YORK (AFP) ― Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway is to star in a New York play about an ace fighter pilot tasked with flying U.S. drones in Afghanistan from an Air Force trailer.The Public Theater in Manhattan’s trendy East Village said the production of “Grounded” would ...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:08

Keeping Nam June Paik’s legacy alive

No one better predicted how mass media and the Internet would shape our lives today than Nam June Paik. In 1974, the visionary Korean artist came up with the term “Electronic Superhighway,” coined f...

Updated : 2015.01.20 20:03

Cuban art in spotlight amid U.S. detente

HAVANA (AFP) ― In Juan Roberto Diago’s studio at his remodeled 1920s house, five Americans scrutinized the Cuban artist’s work, wearing baseball caps and sunglasses.“That’s a piece I bought last ...

Updated : 2015.01.18 21:04

Millet works reveal turning point in art

Four masterpieces of Jean-Francois Millet depicting farmers and shepherds will be on view in Seoul for the first time. The touring exhibition, entitled “Millet, Barbizon and Fontainebleau,” started ...

Updated : 2015.01.15 21:26

France’s star architect snubs VIP concert hall opening

PARIS (AFP) ― A new and hugely expensive Paris concert hall will get its VIP opening late Wednesday, but its star architect, Jean Nouvel, is snubbing the event because he says it is not yet ready.“The Philharmonie is opening too early,” Nouvel, who in 2008 won architecture’s top global...

Updated : 2015.01.15 21:15

Exploitation at the ends of the Earth

With images of the North and South Poles becoming cliche through overuse in environmental documentaries, artist Han Sung-pil’s photographs of the Arctic and Antarctica offer a different view of these...

Updated : 2015.01.12 20:20

Steve Barakatt to present symphony with Herald Phil

New Age pianist and composer Steve Barakatt will present his largest production ― symphony “Ad Vitam Aeternam” ― to Seoul audiences at a concert in March.Written in 16 movements for piano and a fu...

Updated : 2015.01.11 21:04

Young artists critique modern life

A strong smell strikes viewers as they open the heavy curtain in the exhibition hall of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. Inside hangs a huge damp cloth with a brown urine stain, emitt...

Updated : 2015.01.07 20:57

Korean art: What to look for in 2015

With the positive New Year remarks by the leaders of North and South Korea setting up the possibility of a thaw in inter-Korean relations, South Koreans this year will be able to see more exhibitions ...

Updated : 2015.01.05 20:53

Lee Jung-seop’s silver foil drawings return

“Children of Spring” by Lee Jung-seop (Gallery Hyundai)During the Korean War (1950-53), when art materials such as paper ― not to mention canvas ― were scarce, Korean painter Lee Jung-seop (1916-5...

Updated : 2015.01.01 20:42

A journey through the life of violinist Cho Jin-joo

The beginning, youth, searching and reminiscing ― these are the four stages of life that the young up-and-coming violinist Cho Jin-joo is looking to explore in her upcoming solo concert series as a K...

Updated : 2015.01.01 20:38

Stage, screen actor Herrmann dies at 71

Edward Herrmann, the towering, melodious-voiced actor who brought Franklin D. Roosevelt to life in films and documentaries, won a Tony Award and charmed audiences as the stuffy dad on TV’s “Gilmore ...

Updated : 2015.01.01 20:37