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[Weekender] Analog’s allure in a digitized world

In this digital age, the word analog has taken on new meanings. In a highly connected society swamped by hand-held digital devices, more and more people are harking back to simpler times. Times when e...

Updated : 2015.04.17 19:27

Think on your feet: Standing desks

While technology has evolved more than ever before, our posture, it seems, has grown increasingly Neanderthal.In an era where everything can be done with the touch of a finger, hunched over a laptop o...

Updated : 2015.04.15 19:35

Korea’s mass tug-of-war awaits UNESCO recognition

Experts from across Asia flocked to Korea’s Dangjin to discuss the international preservation of “juldarigi,” a traditional Asian folk game similar to tug-of-war. The game is currently waiting to b...

Updated : 2015.04.13 20:04

Corporate sponsorship of arts win-win: Mecenat chief Park

Companies promoting their products and services through art sponsorships and cultural events are often frowned upon in Korea. But Park Sam-koo, chief of Kumho Asiana Group, has questioned why.Park, wh...

Updated : 2015.04.09 19:52

Biographies of Korean patriots to be published

The Independence Hall of Korea announced Wednesday the launch of a five-year project that traces the legacies of thousands of Korean independence activists and compiles them into an encyclopedia. “Th...

Updated : 2015.04.08 19:47

Keeping records of Sewol sinking

Posters of a K-pop boy band and a big stuffed bear imply the owner of the room must be a teenage girl. Indeed, sitting at the center of the room is a large portrait of a girl with the typical look of ...

Updated : 2015.04.08 19:46

Poet Ahn Do-hyun's work to be published in English

An English translation of a fable by poet Ahn Do-hyun will be published in Britain this week, his agency said Wednesday.  The book, titled "The Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higher," will be released on Thursday (in British time) by Pan Macmillan, one of the largest British book publishers, a...

Updated : 2015.04.08 15:15

Exploring the bounds of Korean art at Seoul Station

A peculiar sculpture greets visitors at the old Seoul Station building. Dangling from the ceiling in the main lobby of the building is a tangled clump of twisted wooden ropes that are studded with roc...

Updated : 2015.04.05 18:21

Korea, France to launch cultural exchange programs

Korean culture will be on display throughout France starting this September as part of a cultural exchange program to mark the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between South Korea and France ...

Updated : 2015.03.31 19:33

From branding guru to traditional arts patron

At the hill of Mount Namsan, where a sprawling metropolis of 10.5 million starts to give way to a forest of leafy trees, a small museum opened in December. Nestled inside are wooden chests, tables, je...

Updated : 2015.03.27 19:32

S. Korea's Bae Doona wins best actress at Asian Film Awards

South Korean actress Bae Doona has won the best actress award for her performance in the Korean film "A Girl at My Door" at the ninth Asian Film Awards in Macau, China, her agency said Friday. (Yonhap...

Updated : 2015.03.27 11:15

Seoul city to create cinema park on central street

The city government of Seoul said Wednesday it will create a cinema-themed park on the centrally located Chungmuro film street in effort to help support the development of the local film industry.The cinema park will be completed by 2018 on the old film street that symbolizes South Korea's...

Updated : 2015.03.25 15:47

Two Korean films among 2014's top 10 foreign movies in North America

Two Korean films -- "Roaring Currents" and "Ode to My Father" -- ranked among the top 10 best-selling foreign films that opened in North American theaters last year, the movies' investor-distributor said Wednesday."'Roaring Currents' and 'Ode to My Father' took sixth and ninth place, respe...

Updated : 2015.03.25 15:40

Seoul Fashion Week amps up color in vivid womenswear

Brown and burgundy are no longer the go-to colors for the cooler seasons in Korea, it seems. Brimming with color, experimental fabrics and unexpected twists, the first day of Seoul Fashion Week 2015 F...

Updated : 2015.03.24 18:41

[Weekender] Home awakening

Preparing for a foray here last year, Ikea, a global home furnishing giant, did some research on Korean consumers, collecting as many images of their homes as possible. What it ended up with were hord...

Updated : 2015.03.20 19:18