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,…

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…

Opening the Door to an Undiscovered World

[box_light] Opening the Door to an Undiscovered World ‘100 Thimbles in a Box’ authors Debbi Kent and Joan Suwalsky introduce readers to the charms of Korean handicrafts [/box_light]  Written by Robert Koehler For American writers Debbi…

THE ART OF ROBOTICS

[box_light]THE ART OF ROBOTICS KINETIC ARTIST CHOE U-RAM BRINGS FANTASIES TO LIFE[/box_light] Written by Kim Hansol Visitors to the new National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul will stand, momentarily suspended…

The Monster Inside ‘ Hwayi’ director Jang Joon-hwan examines

[box_light] The Monster Inside ‘ Hwayi’ director Jang Joon-hwan examines the human condition in big screen return [/box_light] Written by Robert Koehler “I’m a slow person. I’m not somebody who moves quickly when he does something.…
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Interview with CRYING NUT

  [box_light] CRYING NUT | 크라잉넛 The Korean punk rock band that broke the system is at it again. Written by Doyun Kim Photographed by RAUM Studio [/box_light]   On a rainy Thursday afternoon, the five…
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The Kim Ok-Hee Effect

    [box_dark] The Kim Ok-Hee Effect For one of Seoul’s best-known rice cake makers, it’s all about dedication Written by Doyun Kim Photograph by Ryu Seunghoo [/box_dark]   When we arrived on-site…
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SuperSound founder KIM DONG-HYUN: a new generation of Korean instruments

  [box_dark] SUPERSONIC EVOLUTION SuperSound founder KIM DONG-HYUN introduces a new generation of Korean instruments Written by Ben Jackson Photograph courtesy of SuperSound [/box_dark]   One day in early-21st…