Have eyes that see beauty, you will be beautiful

In her 20s, she was the darling of the silver screen who enjoyed a meteoritic rise to stardom. Starring as the ever-laughing, ever-cheerful young woman in the 1974 film “A Girl Who Looks Like the Sun,” Moon Sook captivated the a...

September box office to be dominated by men

It was the summer of women in Korean cinema, with heavyweights like Jun Ji-hyun (Gianna Jun), Uhm Jeong-hwa, Jeon Do-yeon and Lee Jung-hyun all returning to the screen around the same time. Now, the men are poised to take over for...

Fostering creativity while cultivating skill

A quick walk through the campus of Korea Animation High School (nicknamed Anigo among locals) makes it immediately apparent that it is not an ordinary Korean high school. The campus is big and brightly colored, and students roam f...

[Album Review] Giriboy becomes Everyman on ‘Lonely 4Songs’

 Giriboy “Lonely 4Songs” (Loen Entertainment) In all of Giriboy’s songs, the common denominator is Giriboy’s ability to write lyrics that are highly relatable. He doesn’t disappoint on “Lonely 4Songs,” an EP devoted to ...

[Album Review] Beat Win lacking X factor on ‘Insatiable’

  Beat Win “Insatiable” (Loen Entertainment) It has been reported that at the media showcase for the album “Insatiable,” Beat Win announced they would “break” the Korean pop music industry. Unfortunately, their first EP...

[Album Review] Verbal Jint shows off on ‘Yeoja’

  Verbal Jint & Sanchez “Yeoja” (Loen Entertainment) Sanchez was cast personally by Verbal Jint to put “Yeoja” together, and it’s easy to see why: Sanchez’s thin, high voice provides a nice contrast to Verbal Jint’s di...

Weekend Box Office Guide

The Korea Herald offers a guide to what's playing in theaters this weekend.For those seeking some drama, check out "The Immigrant," in which Marion Cotillard transforms into a young Polish woman trying to make it in the U.S. For s...

[Weekender] Target grown-ups -- the recipe for hit animation films

"Inside Out” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)The colorful world of 2-D and 3-D characters is no longer an area exclusive to the little ones, it seems. In recent years, large-scale animations that succeeded globally catered t...

'The Throne' filmmaker speaks highly of actor Song

Filmmaker Lee Joon-ik on Thursday highly praised veteran actor Song Kang-ho's portrayal of a Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) king, who starved his own son to death in a new film depicting the tragic story in Korean history.   "Althou...

[Herald Interview] Ko A-sung, Park Sung-woong talk ‘Office’

The two lead actors of screenwriter Hong Won-chan’s directorial debut “Office” proved their acting chops in the thriller genre long before this year. Ko A-sung rose to fame as a child actress in 2006’s “The Host” and made he...

G-Dragon says he's 'shy,' has 'no girlfriend'

G-Dragon of boy band Big Bang has officially declared himself single.“I don’t have a girlfriend,” he said in Wednesday night’s live broadcast on Naver’s V app, a real-time video-streaming application for K-pop stars. The ann...

POSCO Art Museum presents beauty of bamboo trees

POSCO Art Museum is holding a solo exhibition for Moon Bong-sun, an ink-and-wash painting master known for his delicate depiction of natural subjects, until Oct. 6. The exhibition presents 42 ink-and-wash paintings of bamboo trees...

SBS investigation show to mark 1000th episode

SBS TV’s hit investigative reporting program “I Want To Know That” will air its 1,000th episode this week, celebrating 23 years of dedication to the truth in the dark corners of Korean society.  Airing every Saturday since 199...

Hallyu star Jang Keun-suk to hold concert in Seoul

 Actor-singer Jang Keun-suk will hold a solo concert in Seoul on Saturday. Jang’s concert, titled “Jang Keun-suk Live in Seoul 2015,” will take place at Jangchung Gymnasium at 7 p.m. It is his first Seoul concert in three yea...

Star producer reunites old crew for 'New Journey to the West'

The star producer behind hits like “Grandpas Over Flowers” and “Three Meals a Day” is bringing together old friends for a new travel-themed variety show.That familiar chemistry was what producer Na Young-suk and cast members K...