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 (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

The Subjectivity of Film Criticism

Noir-thriller ‘Real’ critically panned, but not everyone agrees

Bucheon Film Fest to Showcase Jeon Do-yeon Special Program

Asia’s largest genre film festival celebrates the career of one of Korea’s most revered actresses

Youn’s Kitchen: Where Your Dreams Come True

Producer Na Young-seok conjures another hit with a dose of vicarious satisfaction

Graphic Understanding

Hong Yeon-Sik’s manhwa “Uncomfortably Happily” explores marriage, success and contemporary Korean society

Gummy Returns After Nine Years

From jazz to hip-hop, ‘Stroke’ is a decidedly unique comeback