[Box Office] Latest movie releases

Mountain Cry  (China) Opened May 25 Directed by Larry Yang A new family moves into a remote village with a tight-knit, traditional community. After the sudden death of the family’s father and husband, the widow, a mysterious ...

Talent agency, private institute to build K-pop int'l school

S.M. Entertainment, the country's largest talent agency, and a private institute will found an alternative international school for teenagers dreaming of becoming K-pop stars, the companies said Friday.S.M. signed a memorandum of ...

Veteran actress Lee Hye-young returns in Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’

The much-beloved veteran actress Lee Hye-young is returning to the stage in a play about the pangs and cruelties of a life in theater, breaking a long absence from the stage. Lee made a brief return to the local theater spotlight...

Who’s next YG artist to make comeback?

YG Entertainment announced Thursday that an unspecified artist from the agency is to mark a comeback on May 30. The agency uploaded a teaser image that reads “Who’s Next? 5.30” on its official blog at www.yg-life.com. It is t...

f(x) Luna to release solo album

Luna of K-pop girl group f(x) will release her first solo EP “Free Somebody” at midnight on May 30, according to the singer’s agency, SM Entertainment. The singer also released teaser images of the upcoming album on her offici...

[Herald Interview] Korean collector brings French art to Korea

Major works of French contemporary art will go on exhibition in Korea in December as part of the Korea-France Year celebration aimed at promoting cultural exchanges between the two countries.  Among the many French cultural event...

[Hallyu Power] New generation of K-pop girl groups

A new era is dawning in the K-pop girl group scene.  Groups like Wonder Girls and 2NE1 that set in motion Korean pop music’s global expansion are now more or less inactive, while a new cluster of female teams that debuted after...

O’Keeffe Museum buys artist's rarely seen Lake George work

SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP) -- The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe has acquired a rarely seen painting created by the artist in 1926. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the museum purchased “The Barns, Lake George” from Ch...

[Herald Review] ‘The Handmaiden’ as tender as it is bold

Park Chan-wook’s “The Handmaiden” is a tale of two women who seek to be free -- one from poverty, the other from confinement, and both from control. The costumes and set design may seem excessive, but the frills provide an enti...

New Jay Z rap mentions marital issues with Beyonce

NEW YORK (AFP) - Jay Z has responded publicly one month later to his wife Beyonce’s album “Lemonade” that hints at his infidelity -- and like her, he is doing so in song.The hip-hop mogul, in his first new musical contribution ...

Pansori to fuse with sounds of cello at upcoming ‘Art World Village Project’

Established last year to bring pansori (traditional narrative singing) and classical music to some of the country’s remote villages, this year’s “Art World Village Project” will bring together two masters in a fusion of pansor...

Hwang Jung-eum and Ryu Jun-yeol return with ‘Lucky Romance’

Actress Hwang Jung-eum and actor Ryu Jun-yeol have returned to the small screen with MBC’s romantic comedy drama “Lucky Romance.” “Lucky Romance” is based on a webtoon by the same title which was published on Naver in 2014. ...

Actor Park Hae-jin to treat Taiwanese fans to meal

Korean actor Park Hae-jin will treat his Taiwanese fans to a meal during a meeting next month, his publicist said Wednesday. The event is part of a broader fan meeting event that will take place on June 9 at the Taipei Internatio...

What to look out for at Seoul Jazz Fest

A handful of world-class soul singers and Korea’s trendiest alternative musicians will take to the stage at this year’s Seoul Jazz Festival, which is set to take place this weekend at Seoul’s Olympic Park. One significant new ...

KCON announces K-pop lineup for New York event

Korean entertainment giant CJ E&M on Wednesday disclosed the lineup of K-pop stars to rock the New York run of KCON, the company’s overseas convention that introduces hit Korean cultural content to the world. The concert lineup ...