Arts & Culture

Hadong and Gurye

  Countryside charms and nature's beauty await along the banks of the Seomjingang River   Gazing southeast, the sun rises slowly but surely over the horizon. The Seomjingang River’s pristine waters reflect the morning light…

Old Is New Again

Young entrepreneurs use old buildings to give Seoul new life   “Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration,…

Unescapable Roots

Chung Han-ah’s novella ‘Halloween’ explores some unconventional ties

The Best K-pop Albums of 2017

Your votes, our thoughts and what was listened to this year

Not So Foreign Anymore

Hit TV programs show Koreans are actively seeking cross-cultural friendships

Unusual Year for Korean Cinema

SEOUL film writer Jason Bechervaise reviews 2017

Keeping It Real

‘Sweet Potato: Collected Short Stories by Kim Tongin’ offers an unfiltered look at life in early modern Korea

Sasaengs Stalking Seoul

Obsessive fans stalk the idols they follow

Animals on Screen

TV pet shows help us understand the world from a non-human perspective

A Supporting Actor No Longer

Ma Dong-seok, a veteran of supporting roles, becomes an action hero

The Return of Reality Dating Shows

Does ‘Heart Signal’ mark the start of a dating show revival?