[Weekender] Green Ranger leads push for conservation

For Kim Myung-jeon, the chairman of Green Ranger, a nonprofit organization that helps young people take part in environmental campaigns, planting trees goes beyond wanting to provide people with fres...

Updated : 2014.04.04 21:15

[Weekender] Korean firms expand investment in overseas forest development

A growing number of Korean companies are beginning to invest in tree-planting projects overseas as prices for wood in the global market have continued to rise. “One of the key reasons for the price...

Updated : 2014.04.04 21:13

[Weekender] Korean musicals evolve

A scene from “Kinky Boots” co-produced by CJ E&M (CJ E&M) Last year, the Broadway musical “Kinky Boots,” co-produced by Korean entertainment company CJ E&M, won a total of six Tony Awards, inclu...

Updated : 2014.03.21 20:20

[Weekender] For better or worse? K-pop stars flood the stage

While Broadway is certainly no stranger to shows led by big-time Hollywood talent, the trend of Korean musicals casting K-pop stars has gotten to the point where it’s now almost routine in a large p...

Updated : 2014.03.21 20:17

[Weekender] Global blockbusters in store for Korean audience

This year will see a rush of hit musicals in Korea following the footsteps of successful foreign-licensed shows such as “Wicked,” “Three Musketeers” and “Elisabeth.” Starting with “Le Roi Sol...

Updated : 2014.03.21 20:15

[Weekender] ‘It’s time for global K-musical’

Korean musical producers should go global with universal themes, storylines, characters and crew, according to the managing director of CJ E&M, the country’s leading cultural corporation. “You hav...

Updated : 2014.03.21 20:09

[Weekender] Renault Samsung’s SM3 Z.E. leads market

SM3 Z.E. Renault Samsung Motors’ endeavors to go electric appear to be paying off. The company now expects to sell more than 4,000 units of its representative electric car, the SM3 Z.E., this year....

Updated : 2014.03.14 21:08

[Weekender] Kia Soul defends Korea’s pride in EV market

Kia Motors, an affiliate of Hyundai Motor, has debuted the full-electric version of its hot-selling Soul compact, joining the heated competition in the nation’s nascent EV market. Its Korean sales w...

Updated : 2014.03.14 21:07

[Weekender] BMW lays groundwork for luxury electric vehicles

BMW is determined to revolutionize the future of electric cars with the i3, its first fully electric vehicle, amid signs of a market boom in Korea and globally. The BMW i3 enters the scene at a cruc...

Updated : 2014.03.14 21:05

[Weekender] World’s first EV expo kicks off on Jejudo

The International Electric Vehicle Expo, the world’s first exhibition solely dedicated to fully-electric vehicles, will be held from March 15-21 on Jejudo Island, with some 40 carmakers, battery supp...

Updated : 2014.03.14 21:03

[Weekender] Jejudo an emerging test bed for future cars

The scenic Jejudo Island is emerging as mecca for the international electric vehicle market. Dozens of global powerhouses are gearing up to release state-of-the-art products on the southern island. ...

Updated : 2014.03.14 21:03

[Weekender] Deja vu

The 1990s were a culturally vibrant decade that saw the birth of the legendary boy band Seo Taiji and Boys and first-generation idols like H.O.T. and Sechs Kies. It was the beginning of what we now c...

Updated : 2014.03.07 20:41

[Weekender] Old music bridges generations

In a popular cartoon on the Internet, a man in his early 40s holds a floppy disk and asks a young boy, “Have you seen one of these before?” to which the boy exclaims, “Wow, you made a 3-D model of...

Updated : 2014.03.07 20:37

[Weekender] Reliving good old days

When 41-year-old housewife Kim Soo-yeon recalls the early 1990s, it is with dreamy eyes and a hint of excitement in her voice. Her hero, late singer Kim Kwang-seok still roamed the stage, job prospe...

Updated : 2014.03.07 20:36

[Weekender] Analog-faced high-tech gadgets lure buyers

From digital cameras that feature designs from the 1970s to television sets with dials, a growing number of electronics brands are exploiting the nostalgic yearning for the past to attract people who...

Updated : 2014.03.07 20:32