Lee Byung-hun to attend Toronto International Film Festival

Korean actor Lee Byung-hun is set to attend the 41st annual Toronto International Film Festival for the screening of his upcoming Hollywood film “The Magnificent Seven,” according to his management company BH Entertainment on Tu...

Ga-in returns as solo artist

Son Ga-in of K-pop girl group Brown Eyed Girls is returning as a solo artist with a new album. To gear up for her return to the spotlight, the performing artist, better known simply as Ga-in, began unveiling teaser images on her ...

Performance artist explores female sensuality

Jeong Geum-hyung conducts CPR on a medical mannequin as if the male dummy were in an urgent life-or-death situation. Her body moves in the fast, yet steady, rhythm required for the life-saving action. The scene, however, invokes a...

Beyonce slays at MTV VMAs

NEW YORK (AP) - Beyonce owned the MTV Video Music Awards by winning video of the year and giving a 16-minute performance featuring her recent hits from “Lemonade,‘” working various stages with strong, layered vocals, skilled da...

TV shows spotlight new ways of communication

In Spike Jonze’s 2013 romantic science fiction comedy “Her,” a man converses with and eventually falls in love with the feminine voice of his computer operating system.Inspired by the film, tvN’s “My Ear’s Candy,” currently...

2PM gears up for new album

K-pop boy band 2PM is currently preparing for a new release. The six-member act is scheduled to announce a new album next month, according to the group’s management agency JYP Entertainment on Monday.  “The upcoming tracks will...

MC Mong returns with new album

Korean hip-hop artist MC Mong is returning to the scene with his first full-length album in two years.  The 36-year-old will be releasing his seventh studio album, “U.F.O,” next week, but has no concrete plans to make broadcast...

Quiet battle for the sound of silence in UK shops

LONDON (AFP) -- Nigel Rodgers is in hell. A campaigner against piped music for decades, he stands in a shoe shop on London’s Oxford Street which is blaring out loud pop music, wincing visibly.“It’s just as bad as passive smokin...

Actress Tang Wei gives birth to daughter 

Chinese actress Tang Wei gave birth to a healthy and beautiful baby girl, the actress revealed on her Instagram on Saturday.  Tang, wife of Korean filmmaker Kim Tae-yong, uploaded a photo of herself with the Chinese caption, “To...

‘Tunnel’ tops box office with 6 million viewers

“Tunnel,” depicting a man’s struggle to survive in a collapsed tunnel, has topped the local box office chart for 18 days since its release, attracting more than 6 million cinemagoers, according to the Korea Film Council on Sund...

[Herald Review] A celestial night with Mahler

 Upon hearing about the choir’s careless preparation for the world premiere of his Eighth Symphony, Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, known for his drive for perfection, threatened to cancel the entire performance.    Presenti...

Director Kim Jee-woon says ‘Age of Shadows’ is ‘heated’ noir

When director Kim Jee-woon first started filming his newest historical thriller “The Age of Shadows,” he had set his mind on making a “cold” noir flick featuring a ruthless world of spies.  But the film turned out to be much ...

[Highlights] Arts and entertainment calendar

Classical Music  “Ivan Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra”: Budapest Festival Orchestra is returning to Korea for the fourth time in six years. Conducted by Hungarian conductor and composer Ivan Fischer, the ensemble will be...

Mamamoo to unveil first subunit tracks

K-pop quartet Mamamoo will be releasing its first subunit tracks this month, the group announced on its official social media channels on Friday.The first subunit, Angel Line, consisting of members Solar and Whee-in, will be prese...

[Album Review] Crystal Castles bring the noise on ‘Amnesty (I)’

Crystal Castles“Amnesty (I)”Casablanca RecordsElectro-punk noisemakers Crystal Castles return with a lineup that‘s 50 percent new and a sound that’s still 100 percent uncompromising. Original vocalist Alice Glass left amid rep...