Kim Soo-hyeon-I No Alien to Success After Hit TV Soap
Kim Soo-hyeon-I is taking another step further in his career as an actor with his latest mega-hit ,...More
Korean literature in French: 'No Matter Where You Are'
There is a new piece of literature being much read by French audiences these days: the full-length,...More
Readers at Samcheong Forest Library, which was formerly a store in Samcheong Park. It was transformed into a small library as part of Jongno District Office's "Lovely Library" project. By Oh Jong-tack
Things have not been looking good for books for a while. Paperback books, once ubiquitous, have become replaced by digital gadgets, and visits to local libraries have given way to movies, Internet cafes and other noisy diversions.
But for fans of the written word, all is not lost. Several extraordinary libraries have recently opened across Seoul. These new libraries are not the huge, dreary boxes of the past, but instead are being reborn in a variety of sizes, designs and specialties...More
As the chilly winter begins to wane, warm weather and a balmy breeze are slowly showing up across the country.
As everything from the frozen water to the snow-laden trees begins to thaw and slowly comes alive, people are more eager to take advantage of a spring getaway with their family, friends or loved ones.
It would surely be tantalizing for the travelers if there were a chance for them to view the whole range of tourist destinations at a single glance and, at the same time, to sample the range of spectacles available at their disposal and to sample the number of delicacies there for them to taste. That would definitely be the way to go when planning a successful spring trip...More
Many remember Vincent van Gogh as a painter that created far-reaching influential paintings. At the same time, they remember him as an ill-fated artist who sold only one of his more than 2,000 works throughout his life. Unfortunately for him, many of his works only earned fame posthumously.
It is also known that the painter had a strong passion for painting, one that got out of control and drove him crazy. His insanity went so far that he once cut off his own ear and at the end of his life, shot himself...More
Every country has its own set of prison stories. And Kim Dong-In's (1900-1951) "Lashing: Notes from a Prison Journal" is one of many of Korea's collective memory of imprisonment, physical imprisonment or otherwise.
Published in 1946, this story is set during the Japanese colonization of Korea. The story unfolds from the point of view of those who called for independence. Told from the point of view of one of the prisoners, it makes the story all the more poignant and realistic...More
The crown jewel of Russia ballet, "La Bayadère", will be staged in Seoul next week to the delight of ballet fans.
The Korean National Ballet company will present "La Bayadère", a story of betrayal, revenge, forgiveness and love that unfolds in an ancient Hindu temple, at the Seoul Arts Center's Opera House from March 13 to March 16.
"La Bayadère", which means "Temple Dancer" in French, begins with a passionate romance between temple dancer Nikiya and the young warrior Solor. It eventually turns into a tragedy as the High Brahmin, who has fallen for Nikiya, and Gamzatthi, the ruler's daughter who is desperate to marry Solor, make plans to tear them apart. It is a rare spectacle that features 120 dancers wearing 200 ethnic costumes and performing in front of a beautiful setting...More
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