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National Palace Museum exhibition sheds light on peonies in Joseon
Flowers have different meanings across cultures. Peonies have been one of the most preferred flowers here, from the Three Kingdoms period to the Joseon Dynasty, not only among ordinary people but also the royalty of the kingdoms as the flowers symbolize prosperity and glory. During royal funerals, in line with the affluence of their lifestyle, peonies were used as a pattern t...
Naver Webtoon unveils Marvel's 'Black Widow' webcomic
Naver Webtoon will release a Korean webcomic version of “Black Widow,” based on the Marvel Comics character - played by Scarlett Johansson - who has appeared in most of the Marvel films, every Tuesday and Friday.
Another legal battle surrounding late actress Jang Ja-yeon
Kim Tae-ho, a former manager of the late actress Jang Ja-yeon and CEO of entertainment agency Thcompany, is threatening to take legal action against his former boss, surnamed Kim, who founded the now defunct The Content Entertainment. Jang was found dead at her home in 2009; and is believed to have committed suicide.
[INTERVIEW] Inspired by Korean dramas, Swiss classical flutist initiates soundtrack project
Philipp Jundt, a flutist and professor at Neuchatel Conservatory in Switzerland, has become a huge fan of Korean dramas during his 12 years of living in Korea from 2008 to 2020 as an exchange professor. He first began to watch the TV series to improve his Korean language skills as well as to learn about Korean culture. But soon he found himself addicted to them, and watching ...
Play 'LOVEⅡ' seeks better love through dark perfectionism of K-pop industry
“LOVEⅡ LIEBEⅡ,” a new play by the National Theater Company of Korea (NTCK), is a rare piece for the ensemble, known for presenting serious social issues through the plays it runs, as it focuses on the Korean entertainment industry.
SM founder says music, technology are indispensable partners
Lee Soo-man, the founder and executive producer of Korean pop music or “K-pop” powerhouse, SM Entertainment, said the time is ripe for Korea to become the “first mover” in global culture, noting the country has what it takes to play that role.
[INTERVIEW] sEODo Band, pioneers of 'Joseon pop'
Members of sEODo Band identify themselves as “rebels” of fusion music. Refusing to be called yet another “fusion gugak” band - referring to an emerging genre that captivated audiences globally after Leenalchi band's megahit YouTube videos for the Korea Tourism Organization - they define their music as “Joseon pop.”
Earliest Hangeul metal movable type blocks excavated in Seoul
Movable metal type (printing) blocks, which could be the earliest known depicting Hangeul, the Korean alphabet created in 1443 under the guidance of King Sejong the Great, were found in a pot during a recent archaeological excavation in Seoul, the Cultural Heritage Association (CHA) said Tuesday. They were part of 1,600 other metal type blocks, believed to have been produced ...
Korea Gourmet Week to be held in 5 cities in July
During Korea Gourmet Week, 130 Korean restaurants in five cities will offer 30-percent discounts on their food.
Korean, US progressive Christian groups call for peace treaty, end to Korean War
The National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) and the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCCCUSA) adopted a joint statement urging the governments of both South Korea and the United States to work towards declaring ...
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