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Reporter : Kang Hyun-kyung
Sun, December 3, 2023 | 19:59
'Squid Game' team gets bonuses from Netflix
The “Squid Game” team has received one-time bonuses from Netflix in the past weeks, according to Bloomberg News.
'Hellbound' vs 'Squid Game': What global chart says about two Korean dramas
Writer-director Yeon Sang-ho's fantasy drama, “Hellbound,” has topped the top 10 Netflix shows list, merely 24 hours after its official release last Friday. The Korean drama was quick to rise to global stardom, generating quite a buzz in the Korean entertainment industry, with some hastily predicting that the fantasy drama could become another “Squid Game,” which has become t...
Book reveals uncomfortable truth about 'Squid Game's global success
Shortly after the dystopian drama series, “Squid Game,” became a global sensation following its ground-breaking debut in September on Netflix, a South Korean film producer's social media post caught the eyes of those in the entertainment industry.
Some languages survive colonialism, while others go extinct
James Griffiths' new book, “Speak Not: Empire, Identity and the Politics of Language,” released on Oct. 21 by Zed Books/Bloomsbury, deals with the rare but grave topic of the survival and extinction of minority languages in times of historical turmoil. The fate of minority languages, to a large extent, hinges on the determination of people to protect their language and their ...
Korean War mural in Washington D.C. explained in US designer's memoir
The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is special to American industrial designer Louis Nelson.
Church group leader's eulogy at Roh's funeral backfires
Rev. Lee Hong-jeong, general secretary of the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK), apologized on Thursday to the victims killed during the May 18 Uprising and their families for his participation and remarks during the state funeral of the late former President Roh Tae-woo.
'Pandemic can't stop us': SIWA bazaar goes online
The small table featuring iconic Ghanaian cultural items was set up there as a reminder to participants of the 59th SIWA and Diplomatic Community online bazaar opening ceremony that the charity event is just around the corner, so be prepared.
Netflix noir series 'My Name' reminiscent of 2013 film 'New World'
“Two lives. Two names. That's why he looked like he was on the edge of a cliff.” Actress Han So-hee plays a revenge-driven woman named Jiwoo in the hit Netflix series, “My Name.” She is hell-bent on chasing down the person who murdered her father, an undercover cop who infiltrated a criminal organization responsible for selling and distributing 90 percent of the crystal metha...
Smart city alliance leader vows to help tech startups find overseas opportunities
TV show host and hallyu expert Park Jung-sook has returned to the public eye, this time with a new title, as the leader of a Seoul-based international association of cities and local governments seeking smart city solutions in public administration.
Cancer slows down surgeon's dream to build eco-village on Jeju
Jeju Island__ Hong Seung-jig's clinic is located on his scenic farmland seemingly in the middle of nowhere in Jeju's lush green western town of Aewol-eup. The surgeon, 64, created the farmland from scratch through his hard work since he arrived on Jeju three decades ago after being accepted as a surgeon in a local hospital.