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,…

'I Like Many Festival vol.2'

Expat musician Ali Safavi puts together two days of music for some good causes

Finding Your Way Back

Han Kang’s ‘Human Acts’ examines the human impact of one of modern Korea’s most painful episodes

Will Work for Food

Popular variety show ‘Three Meals a Day’ goes fishing again as farming spin-off ends

Hollywood Studios Making Headway in Korean Film Industry

Local studios face pressure to adapt to industry’s changing ecosystem

Live music culture incubates in Seoul

The future of Korean indie music has never appeared so bright. Or cloudy.


Korean celebrities who surprised fans with their wedding plans A few weeks ago, Hallyu forerunner Bae Yong-joon revealed that he is set to marry singer-actress Park Soo-jin this fall. Was it surprising? Yes, considering that there weren’t…

All grown up

Korea’s child actors re-enter the limelight as adult celebrities Aside from being notable actors in their own right, what do twentysomethings Jang Keun-suk, Moon Geun-young and Park Shin-hye have in common? Their youthful good looks might…

Comeback kings

The heat is on for this season’s most awaited group comebacks – BIGBANG and EXO

Work it

A celebrity how-to for breaking into the entertainment industry [dropcap letter="T"]he race to the top of the entertainment industry is a tough one, as there is no shortage of talented artists vying for camera time in Korean media. Those…