'Innovative platforms can turn tide for Korean animations'

The Korean animation industry poses a mixed picture. Despite the popularity of children’s animations with such hits as “Pororo,” “Robocar Poli” and “Tayo” in the local and global market, many local animation studios still s...

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Chuseok gift sets at Millennium Seoul HiltonMillennium Seoul Hilton is offering a variety of luxury gift sets for the Korean Chuseok holidays, when gifts are traditionally exchanged amongst family, colleagues and business associat...

‘Pororo,’ ‘Larva’ change game in Korean animation

Scene from the popular animated comedy television series “Larva.” (Tuba Entertainment)Up until the turn of the 21st century, many Korean youngsters who plopped in front of their television sets found themselves regaled with deli...

Korean craft beer and gargantuan meatballs at Malt

Malt’s whole roasted chicken (back), colossal meatballs (right) and Scotch eggs (left). (Ahn Hoon/The Korea Herald)At Malt, a gastropub that opened two months ago in Seoul’s Nonhyeon-dong, drinks and grub take equal standing. Cr...

Korea welcomes world of animation

Walt Disney once said, “Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive.”It is a versatile art that takes years of capital and hard work from a variety of people with great imagination.Drawing inspirations from the l...

Yangnyeom gejang (spicy marinated raw crabs)

Yangnyeom gejang (Korean Bapsang)Gejang is a traditional dish that is marinated in a salty soy sauce brine as a way of preserving the crabs for a long time. These days, the crabs are lightly preserved, in either a mild soy sauce-b...

[Travel Bits]

Share your Haerang travel stories Korail Tourism Development will hold a travel story contest on its flagship rail cruise Haerang to celebrate its seventh anniversary.Participants can submit their stories and experience riding th...

Kumho Tire promotes ‘Beautiful Sharing’

Kumho Tire has been at the forefront of “Beautiful Sharing” through multiple works of social philanthropy in an age of increased importance on corporate social responsibility.The company has been continuously helping out the dis...

'Kartrider' still young and racing full-throttle

Once beloved and called Korea’s representative online multiplayer racing game, “Kartrider” seeks to further go full throttle with enhanced user interfaces and a few new surprises to regain the former glory of its nascent years....

Seoul Players lines up ‘Rocky Horror’ show

Gearing up for their annual Halloween show, Seoul Players are looking for cast members for a shadow cast production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”The auditions on Saturday will be for shows on Oct. 30 and 31.The shadow cast...

Busan plays offer ‘Absurdity in the Park’

The stage area at the Dalmaji theater. (Eunju Jung)In Christopher Durang's “The Actor’s Nightmare,” the central character is thrust unknowingly into a play of which he has no knowledge or script, but in a production in Busan th...

Irish folk festival to get feet moving in Seoul

Keen to keep Irish spirits up and feet moving, the Irish Association of Korea will be hosting a festival of traditional Irish music and dance this month.The festival follows on from last year’s Ceilidh, a kind of Celtic dancing e...

Talk to explore U.S. mining in Joseon Korea

The Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch will reopen its lectures after a summer break with a presentation on American gold miners in the Joseon era by Robert Neff.After some background on Korea’s reputation for gold and mineral we...

[Herald Interview] Korean study rooms are ‘isolating’: Turkish architect

Turkish architect Nezvat Sayin believes students should interact and learn from each other in open spaces, and vehemently opposes the model of dark, partitioned libraries -- or “dokseosil” -- where many Korean high schoolers stu...

[Herald Interview] 'More cartoons, stories to be told online'

Terry Mosher, a well-known political cartoonist based in Montreal, has been satirizing and drawing about the Canadian political landscape for newspapers since 1967.He has recently made the transition to online and mobile, and now ...