K-pop, food promote Korea's national image: poll

South Korea's national image is heavily affected by its cultural content, especially food and K-pop, a survey showed Saturday.It also demonstrated the need for South Korea to further diversify the supply routes of its cultural pro...

[Weekender] Seollal Screenings

After spending countless hours in the kitchen or in front of the TV, most families want to spend a day outside having fun together. The most accessible source of entertainment is the movie theater, where you can catch a film that ...

[Album Review] Bumkey shows experience on ‘U-Turn’

 Bumkey“U-Turn”(Loen Entertainment) R&B singer Bumkey is one of those artists who can rack up impressive chart rankings and music sales without going through the hamster wheel of radio and TV promotions that are obligatory for...

Weekend Box Office Guide: Feb. 6-7

Heading to the theaters this weekend? Whether you're looking for an artistic film to add class to your holiday, something to watch with your kids, or something to make you cry, the silver screen's got you covered.The Korea Herald ...

[Herald Interview] ‘Reply 1988’ leaves mark on Park Bo-gum

Actor Park Bo-gum poses for a picture before an interview at a Seoul cafe on Thursday. (Yoon Byung-chan/The Korea Herald)Park Bo-gum spoke slowly, his words interspersed with child-like smiles. It was as if Park’s “Reply 1988” ...

Painterly ‘The Assassin’ leads nominees at Asian Film Awards

HONG KONG (AP) -- Hou Hsiao-hsien's cinematic kung fu masterpiece "The Assassin" may have missed out on an Oscar nod, but it tops nominees at the Asian Film Awards.The nine nominations include best film, best director, best cinema...

CNBLUE to pay compensation to Crying Nut

The Seoul Central District Court ordered K-pop rock band CNBLUE to pay 15 million won ($12,500) in compensation to indie punk band Crying Nut for copyright infringement. Crying Nut had sued CNBLUE and its agency FNC Entertainment...

Big Bang tops Oricon chart with ‘MADE Series'

K-pop idol group Big Bang topped the Oricon Daily Albums chart and Japanese iTunes chart with its new album “MADE Series,” the group’s agency YG Entertainment said Thursday. Big Bang’s new album sold 80,262 copies Wednesday, ...

Guns N' Roses reunion heads to Mexico

NEW YORK (AFP) - The long-in-the-making reunion of Guns N’ Roses has gone international, with the hard rockers announcing a show in Mexico City. The band, performing for the first time in 23 years with the original lineup of Axl...

Art house theaters face identity crisis

CGV Arthouse, which is run by theater chain CGV, will be presenting 20 top Academy Award-nominated films in a special five-week program set to begin Feb. 11.  The lineup for the “Academy Award Special Program” includes films no...

France bans Von Trier‘s ’Antichrist‘ for sex, violence

PARIS (AFP) - A French court banned Lars von Trier‘s ultra-violent film “Antichrist” on Wednesday, nearly seven years after it won a major prize at the Cannes film festival. It is the third time a traditionalist Catholic group...

BigBang's 'MADE SERIES' tops Japanese music charts

South Korean boy band BigBang has cruised to the top of Japan's Oricon chart with its new album "MADE SERIES," its agency said Thursday.The band sold 80,262 copies of the album on Wednesday, the day of its release, and has comfort...

[Herald Review] Cho Seong-jin exceeds expectations at Chopin gala concert

Soaked with national pride, the hottest classical music event of the season concluded with a much-deserved standing ovation as pianist Cho Seong-jin performed at home for the first time since becoming the first Korean to win at th...

U.N. chorus to visit Korea for first time in 69 years

A United Nations' choir will perform in South Korea for the first time since its foundation in 1947 and send a message for peace on the divided Korean Peninsula.The United Nations Singers' performances will take place in the truce...

CJ E&M denies spin-off rumors

CJ E&M Headquarters (CJ Group)Entertainment and media giant CJ E&M denied a news report that the firm plans to spin off its drama and entertainment production divisions to set up a new content production company.“Although we plan...