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,…

Keeping the classics alive

Institute for the Translation of Korean Classics Director Lee Myung-hak strives to make Korea’s classical canon both accessible and relevant

Drawing a nation

‘Sketches of Korea’ creators Benjamin Joinau and Elodie Dornand de Rouville bring an unpolished Korea to the world

One Crazy chef

Celebrity chef Choi Hyun-seok gets a nation cooking

Safekeeping the past

As director of Seoul’s Lock Museum, Choi Hong-kyu breathes life into Ihwa-dong

Giving Back

CEO Min Jung-gi of hit cosmetics company Sidmool earns the public’s trust

Strands of dedication

Silver inlay master Hong Jeong-sil always keeps things in perspective

Cleanliness is godliness

Entrepreneurs Jung Myong-jin and Sangmin Lee set out to change the world with bars of soap

An Endangered Craft Thrives

[box_light]An Endangered Craft Thrives Park Sang-bum of Bulgwang Blacksmith keeps traditional metalworking alive through quality[/box_light]   Written and photographed by Robert Koehler You’d think with machine-made tools available…

A Funny Story

[box_light]A Funny Story Comedian Sam Hammington Gets Serious [/box_light] Written by Felix Im Photographed by Chae Giwon Sam Hammington had no idea that a career in comedy would one day lead him to serving in the Korean military. “We…