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,…

The Return of Reality Dating Shows

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

The Retro Repackage

2017’s K-pop trends aim for the past

BIFF 2017

Busan showcases the latest in commercial and independent Korean cinema For cinephiles and fans of Korean cinema, the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) is a must-attend event as it screens a number of new and recent commercial and…

Elephant in the Room, Unveiled

‘Sunset: A Ch’ae Manshik Reader’ profiles a writer as he grapples with his past

Multiplex Nation

Korea’s multiplexes embrace different theatrical formats

The (Re?)Rise of the Idol Band

Guitar-playing idols aim to go mainstream

Adventures in Liminality

Jeon Sungtae’s ‘Wolves’ is Korean literature in a non-Korean setting

New Trend: Celebrities’ Families

Family variety shows get ratings, but depictions of the lifestyles of the rich and famous may be depressing viewers