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Thu, October 21, 2021 | 14:04
First-generation abstract painter Lee Joon dies at 101
Korea's first generation of abstract painters, Lee Joon, died of old age at 101 on Friday, according to The National Academy of Arts. Born in Namhae, South Gyeongsang Province in 1919, Lee went to Japan at the end of the 1930s and graduated in 1942 from the Pacific Art School, a private Western painting school attended by many Korean painters, such as Gu Bon-ung, Lee In-seong...
Korean Catholic Church comes under fire over allegations of priests' crimes
The Korean Catholic Church has come under fire for allegations of crimes committed by its clergymen recently, facing criticism for its poor handling of the case. Local broadcaster MBC reported last week that a priest, who is also the head of the Catholic Church-run SOS Children's Villages Korea, a non-government organization providing care for those children without family ca...
Singers in proxy war
A right-wing indie musician and a liberal rocker were caught in a war of words after the rocker assailed veteran trot music singer Na Hoon-a for holding three days of concerts in the southeastern city of Daegu from July 16-18 during the pandemic.
Discover and experience Korea's unique cultural and natural heritage nearby
Korea's culture is enjoying unprecedented global popularity, with phenomenal music sales, mesmerizing drama series, award-winning movies, addictive webtoons and creative food shows feeding insatiable appetites around the world. The hallyu (Korean wave) that began some 20 years ago is indeed still gathering energy and has not even reached its peak yet.
Korean tidal flats to join UNESCO Natural World Heritage list
“Getbol, Korean Tidal Flats” became the 15th South Korean entry to be inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list, Monday; and the second natural heritage site here, following the “Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes,” designated in 2007.
Seven Koreans to compete in Chopin piano competition in Oct.
Seven South Korean nationals passed the preliminary round of the 18th Chopin Piano Competition held from July 12 to 23, and are set to compete in the main rounds and final round happening through to Oct. 20.
[INTERVIEW] Korean girls' comic books reflect multifaceted female roles in society
From the late 1950s to the 1990s, female-targeted comic books known as “sunjeong manhwa” were popular among female readers in their teens and 20s. People might expect these stories to revolve around a starry- and wide-eyed Barbie-like lead character who struggles her way through a tough life situation but ends up falling in love with a handsome male character and living happi...
Jogye Order apologizes for drinking monks violating distancing rules
The Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, the largest Buddhist sect here, has apologized for its monks violating social distancing rules by holding a “drinking party,” pledging to take action in response to the misdeed. “We apologize to the people and the members of our sect for the inappropriate incident while COVID-19 is spreading throughout the nation and threatening people's li...
Former president-publisher of The Korea Times dies at 79
Yoon Kook-byung, former president-publisher of The Korea Times, died of cancer Thursday. He was 79. Born in 1941, he began his career in 1965 as a staff reporter for the Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of the country's oldest English daily.
More than 7,000 indie musicians active in Korea, most of them in Seoul
There are around 7,000 indie musicians in Korea and most of them are active in Seoul, according to a study published Wednesday. According to data compiled by the Record Label Industry Association of Korea based on performances and albums released between 2017 and 2020, there are 2,814 indie bands in Korea, including 7,004 musicians.
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