[Herald Interview] iKON’s street boys return with ‘New Kids: Begin’

Without the gloss and glitter, seven street boys are back in the K-pop music scene amid growing anticipation toward their reunion with fans in Korea. Likening themselves to the “boys from backstreet,” rising K-pop group iKON dro...

[Next Wave] Dumbfoundead on Koreatown, ‘Foreigner’

While growing up in Koreatown, a bustling enclave in central Los Angeles home to a distinctly hybrid culture of Korea and America, rapper Dumbfoundead noticed something odd.   The neighborhood’s young residents, born to Korean i...

BTS becomes first K-pop group to win at Billboard Music Awards

BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, has become the first K-pop group to win at the Billboard Music Awards. The South Korean boy band grabbed the top social artist category award at the high profile event Sunday, held at the T-Mobile ...

Baek A-yeon to release EP next Monday

Baek A-yeon will return next week with a new EP “Bittersweet,” the singer’s agency confirmed Monday.JYP Entertainment released a teaser image of the new EP along with the release date and time of 6:00 p.m., May 29. The photo wa...

BTS scoops up Billboard Music Award for top social artist

BTS grabbed the award in the top social artist category at the Billboard Music Awards on Monday.The boy band has not only made history as the first K-pop group to attend the show but also nabbed a prize there.  BTS (Billboard)BTS...

K-pop group EXP-Edition from NY seeks own musical color

In August 2016, four New Yorkers hailing from different backgrounds boarded a Korea-bound plane with one question that brought them together: Who says only Koreans can become part of a K-pop idol group? With the tagline “Born in ...

‘Okja’ challenges ‘capitalism’ of meat production

Bong Joon-ho is no stranger to controversy, having poked fun at the government, military, social classes and discrimination through his previous works.Now the acclaimed director is in the hot seat again as his film “Okja” raises...

Kim Jang-hoon apologizes for ‘cursing’ incident

Singer Kim Jang-hoon apologized Sunday for using vulgar language during a memorial for former President Roh Moo-gyun on Saturday.Kim, who performed during a memorial at Gwanghwamun Plaza in Seoul, used foul language on stage while...

Bong Joon-ho's 'Okja' receives standing ovation at Cannes

South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's "Okja" has premiered at the Cannes Film Festival with the filmmaker getting a four-minute standing ovation.The new film from the "Snowpiercer" director tells the story of a young girl from a r...

‘Okja,’ ‘Merciless’ rattled in both Cannes, Korea

Two of the five Korean films screening at this year’s Cannes Film Festival have found themselves embroiled in a scandal, both in and out of the country. “Okja” is caught in a clash between its producer Netflix and French cinema...

Hitch halts controversial Netflix film’s Cannes premiere

CANNES, France, (AFP) -- The premiere of the first of two controversial Netflix movies at the Cannes film festival had to be stopped Friday amid whistles and jeers when the curtain malfunctioned hiding part of the screen. Some cri...

Kim Nam-gil, Kim A-joong to star in ‘Myeongbulheojeon’

Korean actors Kim Nam-gil and Kim A-joong will return to the small screen with the upcoming tvN’s drama tentatively titled “Myueongbulheojeon.” “Two actors have confirmed their roles. Nam-gil will play Heo Im, a doctor from th...

[Eye] ‘Art is necessary in the process of becoming a citizen’

At the Deoksugung branch of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, an exhibition of Egyptian surrealist art is underway in the west wing that was added to Seokjojeon, the country’s first Western-style building...

[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

The Merciless (Korea)Opened May 17Crime, action. Directed by Byun Sung-hyunJae-ho (Seol Kyung-gu) is the maniacal head of a drug smuggling operation. While behind bars, he befriends Hyun-soo (Im Si-wan), a young delinquent who app...

[Movie Review] ‘The Wall’ asks tough questions about the nature of war but can’t quite connect

“The Wall,” a story of two American soldiers facing off against an unseen Iraqi adversary, is a men-at-war story more interesting than you might imagine. But not interesting enough. Bringing to mind Steven Spielberg’s debut fea...