Kim Tae-hee chooses custom-made dress over branded designs

Actors Kim Tae-hee and Jung Ji-hoon (Rain) chose to have a modest ceremony for their wedding that took place on Thursday afternoon. Rather than the usual five-star hotels celebrities pick for their nuptials, Kim and Jung held thei...

EXO sweeps music awards

K-pop juggernaut EXO bagged yet another grand prize at the 26th annual Seoul Music Awards on Thursday, sweeping top honors at five of the biggest music awards in the country.The boy band received the award for the fourth consecuti...

[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

The King(Korea)Opened Jan. 18Drama, thriller. Directed by Kim Sung-suProsecutor Park Tae-soo (Zo In-sung) thirsts for unlimited power and wealth in Korean society, and is willing to go to any lengths to obtain them. He meets Han G...

Movie review: McAvoy shines in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’

Through the ups and downs of his career, the name M. Night Shyamalan has always been synonymous with one thing: twist. While watching his films, it’s easy to spend more time wondering if he will or won’t, and how he’ll twist. I...

[Eye Interview] Getting close-up view of Korean films

Darcy Paquet, an American film critic specializing in Korean films, says that directors here seem to have a more intimate relationship with their viewers.“Korean films are so widely watched by the local audience that there is a r...

Rain and Kim Tae-hee wed

Rain and Kim Tae-hee held a private wedding ceremony Thursday at Gahoe-dong Cathedral in central Seoul.  Rain (left) and Kim Tae-hee (Yonhap)The superstar couple’s wedding Mass lasted about 90 minutes. Rain wore a black suit whi...

[Herald Interview] Jung Woo-sung, from idol to gentleman to man of convictions

To most Korean moviegoers and fellow actors, Jung Woo-sung is best known for his role in Kim Sung-su’s 1997 gangster film “Beat.” He plays a teenager who drops out of high school -- something Jung also did in real life, due to ...

Long-lost Stravinsky ‘Funeral Song’ gets Asian premiere in Seoul

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra is working to get back on firm ground a year after the departure of Chung Myung-whun at the end of 2015, following a maelstrom of controversies, and the task of stabilizing the orchestra has fallen...

Metallica, John Legend to perform at Grammys

NEW YORK (AFP) -- Chart-topping singer John Legend and metal legend Metallica will be among the performers at this year’s Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced Wednesday.The music industry’s signature gala takes place i...

Families duel in decadent era in Met’s ‘Romeo et Juliette’

NEW YORK (AFP) -- In an era of intense political division, the new production of “Romeo et Juliette” at New York’s Metropolitan Opera brings the classic tale of warring families to a universe of palpable power and ostentation.D...

'The King' opens at No. 1 beating 'Confidential Assignment'

South Korean political thriller "The King" has topped the local box office on its opening day, with a score well over that of "Confidential Assignment," data showed on Thursday. According to a box office tally from the Korean Film...

'The Wailing' named best film by Korean film reporters

"The Wailing," a supernatural thriller, was named best film of 2016 by an association of South Korean film journalists Wednesday. Na Hong-jin was chosen best director for the tense drama which features a tranquil rural village emb...

UK’s Tate art galleries get first female chief

LONDON (AFP) - Britain’s prestigious Tate institution, which runs four of the country’s best known art galleries, announced Tuesday it would have its first female director with the appointment of Maria Balshaw.The 46-year-old wi...

Red Hot Chili Peppers to head new Lollapalooza Paris

NEW YORK (AFP) - The Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Weeknd and the Pixies will play the inaugural Paris edition of Lollapalooza as the longstanding US alternative culture festival expands.Lollapalooza will take place on July 22-23 at ...

Chicago, LA, Hamburg join in John Neumeier’s ‘Orphee’

NEW YORK (AP) - The Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera and Germany’s Staatsoper Hamburg are collaborating with the Joffrey Ballet for the first time on a new production of Gluck’s “Orphee et Eurydice” by choreographer John Neume...