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,…

Rise and Fall of the Cookbang

Are Korean TV’s cooking shows all played out?

Paradise Not So Lost

Reprint of Yi Chongjun’s ‘Your Paradise’ refocuses attention on classic allegorical work

A New Year for Korean Cinema

Array of films to take center stage in 2017

Groundbreaking Year for Korean Cinema

Return of auteurs behind cinema’s local and international success

Nothing Supernatural About ‘Guardian’ Success

Talented teamwork and patience make tvN’s fantasy romance drama a hit

SHINEE and All the ’90s Feels

Nostalgia is the name of the game as the legendary boy band releases a comeback album

Indie Films Resonate at BIFF

Busan International Film Festival 2016 showcases intriguing independent productions

A Tale of Modern China

Veteran Korean novelist Jo Jung-Rae’s ‘The Human Jungle’ is a critical look at a rising world power

Ten years of tvN

Cable station goes from vulgarity to victory