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,…

Local Titles Compete for Lunar New Year Box Office Crown

Studios hope for hits during the financially pivotal holiday season

The Problem With Korean Music Award Shows

No, you shouldn’t get a trophy for showing up

Can You Fall in Love with a Robot?

Dramas examine what it means to be human

Diverse Themes to Feature in 2018

Korean films deal with inter-Korean issues, organized crime and more

A Challenging Tale of First Love

Choi Eunyoung’s ‘The Summer’ explores same-sex relationships in a not-entirely-welcoming society

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