Korea's folk paintings on exhibition in Paris next month

An art consulting company said Friday that it will hold an exhibition in Paris next month on Korea's traditional folk paintings.HelioArt said the exhibition will show some 60 paintings of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) at Adam Mic...

Home Cooking: Mapo tofu

Mapo tofu (or mapa dubu) is a popular Chinese dish in which small tofu cubes are braised in a spicy sauce. Mapo tofu recipes typically call for doubanjiang (called dubanjang in Korea) which is a spicy, salty chili with fermented b...

[Around the hotels] Round up of hotel events and news

Gremillet named Grand Hyatt Incheon’s pastry chef Grand Hyatt Incheon has appointed Julien Gremillet the hotel’s new executive pastry chef.  Gremillet, who has more than 15 years of experience, will oversee the pastry and dess...

[Travel bits] Round up of travel news from around the world

K-Smile Campaign to greet foreign tourists Visit Korea Committee conducted K-Smile Campaign at Myeong-dong Theater on Feb. 12 to celebrate Korea Grand Sale held as part of 2016-2018 Visit Korea Year. The campaign aims at building...

[Herald Interview] Um Hong-gil always has a new peak to reach

Stepping into Um Hong-gil's inner office at the Um Hong Gil Human Foundation in Jung-gu, Seoul, one can’t help but be struck by the feeling that everything is small -- the man and the office, both. Um is of medium stature, and t...

Korean speaking contest to be held in Cuba

The South Korean Embassy in Mexico said Thursday it will hold a Korean speaking contest in Havana together with South Korea's Hanyang University and Cuba's Jose Marti Cultural Center.Twelve finalists, who have been selected from a...

Lawyer’s memoir recounts stories of justice and redemption

By Molly Born Pittsburgh Post-GazetteAt first Bryan Stevenson was conflicted about whether writing a book on his life’s work was the best use of his time.Since 1989 the lawyer and activist has led the Equal Justice Initiative, t...

When citizenship can be bought and sold

By Sasha Frere-Jones Los Angeles TimesM.I.A.‘s single, “Borders,” isn’t the official theme song for journalist Atossa Araxia Abrahamian‘s nonfiction debut, “The Cosmopolites” (Columbia Global Reports), but we can pretend i...

Seoul city to run four night markets this year

The Seoul metropolitan government said Thursday it will open four night markets at different locations starting next month to attract more tourists and offer more business opportunities to small vendors.The city administration sai...

Seoul Selection publishes visual book series on Korean heritage

Seoul Selection said Thursday it has published an English language book on court paintings from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) to introduce more Korean culture and tradition to foreigners.The 170-page book on court paintings, the ...

K-Travel Bus offers special deal for February

The Visit Korea Committee is offering a special promotion this month for foreign travelers using the K-Travel Bus.The promotion is part of the Korea Grand Sale, a month-long shopping and tourism festival taking place in Seoul and ...

Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier ‘Comic Con’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to Silicon Vall...

‘The Short Drop’ features strong shades of political thriller

Unbridled power and relentless revenge converge in the exciting, tightly plotted “The Short Drop,” which launches a new series about former computer hacker Gibson Vaughn. Matthew FitzSimmons delivers an assured, action-packed d...

How the Vatican separates faith from fiction

For legions of Catholics, and not a few church bureaucrats, the supernatural is as real and present as it was for their medieval forebears. In “The Vatican Prophecies: Investigating Supernatural Signs, Apparitions and Miracles i...

Gnarr’s ‘The Pirate’ reminisces ‘Catcher in the Rye’

“The Pirate,” the second installment of Jon Gnarr‘s childhood memoir trilogy, is essentially an Icelandic-punk version of “Catcher in the Rye.” Rather than Holden Caulfield wandering the streets of New York looking for someon...