[Seoul Saunter] Something old, something new, something exotic, something cool

Seoul is a vibrant megalopolis with modern high-rises crowding the city’s major arteries. Nestled among the gleaming buildings are maze-like alleys that appear to have escaped the passage of time. The Korea Herald explores the ma...

[Photo] T-ara’s Eunjung fashionable on Dazed & Confused cover

Singer Eunjung of T-ara showed off her charm in a photo shoot for the cover of a pop culture magazine.Her agency MBK Entertainment released the photos Monday, showing her attempts at various concepts and poses for Dazed & Confused...

KAIST unveils global vision on Embassy Day

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology showcased its academic excellence in front of foreign diplomats Friday in a bid to strengthen global partnerships.“KAIST is gearing up for another round of innovative initiat...

Hilarity of ‘Spamalot’ kicks off DIMF

The 11th Daegu International Musical Festival commenced Friday with a bang and thunderous laughter, as UK-produced musical comedy “Spamalot” kicked off the annual event.“Spamalot,” based very loosely on the King Arthur legend,...

Underdog status pays off for Korean novelist

A chronic inability to talk to attractive women can eventually reap rewards. That was the takeaway message from author Cheon Myeong-kwan as he addressed the Seoul Literary Society at the Swedish Ambassador’s residence in Seongbuk...

Grilling? Don’t hold the mayo!

This is the season of outdoor parties and cookouts, as those of us self-professed grill masters and weekend warriors deftly show off our live-fire cooking skills in front of family and friends. That is, until the grill flares up a...

Fresh veggie dinner perfect for a hot summer night

Combine fresh sauteed vegetables with fresh fettuccine for this quick, vegetarian dinner. You can use the vegetables in this recipe, or mix and match any type you have on hand. Use the recipe as a blueprint for the amounts needed....

[Travel Bits] Sights, festivals around Korea

Cultural Night Walk in Jeonju “Cultural Night Walk in Jeonju,” a program selected by the Cultural Heritage Administration in a competition offers visitors the chance to walk through hundreds of hanok in the Jeonju Hanok Village ...

Maestro Chung Myung-whun cleared of charges

Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office on Friday dismissed charges against Chung Myun-whun, former music director of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. (Yonhap)The move came after a 10-month-long investigation into allegations...

[Herald Interview] ‘Creative industries spur cycle of innovation’

The National Theatre of Great Britain in London -- one of the United Kingdom’s most prominent, publicly funded performing arts venues -- is a seedbed of artistic expression and commercial innovation producing world-class plays.Es...

Up-close with rare animals at cafes in Seoul

In recent years, a host of cafes with furry creatures rarely seen in the city have popped up around Seoul. Most of the cafes are owned by enthusiasts who began raising the animals at home as pets, but decided to open a shop when ...

(Photo) Actress Han Ye-ri shows off in Nylon photo shoot

Actress Han Ye-ri on Thursday revealed photos taken for fashion magazine Nylon, along with a corresponding interview.Han was shown posing in a long blue dress, glaring at the camera with a dreamy look in her eyes.  (Saram Enterta...

Red ginseng helps reduce fatigue in cancer patients: report

Red ginseng helps reduce fatigue in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, a local report showed Thursday.The report based on a survey on 438 colorectal cancer patients by professor Kim Yeol-hong of Korea University Medical Cent...

One-third of Koreans are obese, causing massive social costs

A third of South Korean people are obese, causing Asia's fourth-largest economy to shoulder nearly 7 trillion won ($6.12 billion) in social costs every year, the government said Wednesday.Also, some 25 percent of boys aged between...

‘Curse queen’ Baek A-yeon shows off playful side during CeCi shoot

Her songs sing of bittersweet struggles of love, but singer Baek A-yeon showed that she had a child-like side in her recent photo shoot and interview.Baek’s agency JYP Entertainment on Wednesday revealed the photos she took for t...