‘The Accusation’ wins British translation award

A collection of anti-North Korean stories written inside the reclusive state has recently won a translation award from by a UK-based literary group.“The Accusation,” by North Korea-based author Bandi, was among 10 PEN Translates...

Quaker group marks centennial with ‘Waging Peace’ exhibit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The American Friends Service Committee is celebrating 100 years of nonviolent activism with an exhibition, “Waging Peace,” that showcases the group’s accomplishments while also illustrating work that remains...

‘Blacklist’ actors perform against government oppression

Artists on the government’s blacklist of anti-Park Geun-hye cultural figures were placed at a disadvantage in competing for state funding, as they were labelled by the Park administration as left-wing biased. Now, they have set u...

Artists seek legal action against government

A group of cultural figures in Korea on Monday announced it would file a lawsuit against the Park Geun-hye administration for the “blacklist” it kept of anti-government artists. Comprised of groups including Cultural Action, Law...

Dolce&Gabbana courts millennials, Plein launches activewear

MILAN (AP) -- If turmoil brings innovation and renovation, Italian menswear is in for a creative burst.Fashion houses are continuing their reboot of Milan Fashion Week menswear offerings, with notables like Bottega Veneta and Gucc...

Prada goes in search of the naive, Missoni bursts with color

MILAN (AP) -- This is the season of renewal, with new faces at some of Milan’s top fashion brands.New creative directors made their debuts Sunday during the second day of Milan Fashion Week at Salvatore Ferragamo and Dirk Bikkemb...

Repaired and ready: Venue where young Dylan played reopens

SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (AP) -- Bob Dylan would surely still recognize the low-ceilinged room in Caffe Lena where he played a couple of gigs almost 60 years ago. But just about everything else about a venue that bills itself as...

Korea rolls out new measure to minimize impact of bankrupt Song-In Books

The South Korean government Sunday said it will spend 3 billion won ($2.6 million) to support publishers related to Song-In Books, as part of measures to minimize the fallout from the bankruptcy of the country’s No. 2 book distri...

‘Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films’ Review -- Molly Haskell trains her keen eye on the director

“Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films” By Molly HaskellYale University Press (228 pages, $25)Film critics are not usually celebrated for their sense of charity. They’re not usually celebrated at all, actually. But the celebrated ...

[The Palate] Yukkal, the perfect winter hybrid

Seoul has an array of vibrant new restaurants and food shops that show its progressive and forward momentum on the international food scene. For locals, it’s a breath of fresh air to find foreign restaurants sprinkled around the ...

[Around the Hotels] Packages and promotions

New Year package at Grand Hyatt Incheon Grand Hyatt Incheon is offering a Lunar New Year package, which includes access to an indoor playground and Nintendo play zone, from Jan. 27 to 29. The “fun” package includes a one-night s...

[Travel Bits] Festivals in Korea this week

Mulmalgeun Icefish Festival The Mulmalgeun Yangpyeong Icefish Festival takes place in Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi Province, each winter. Visitors can eat warm fish cakes and roasted chestnuts at the festival. Aside from ice fishing, ...

[Home Cooking] Sataejjim (slow cooker braised beef shank)

Sataejjim is a traditional braised dish that’s made with bite-sized beef shank meat (satae). Beef shank meat is a tough cut of meat with lots of connective tissue. Slow cooking breaks down the collagen into a rich, flavorful gela...

Golfer Pak Se-ri presented Korea Image Award

The Corea Image Communications Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Korean culture worldwide, hosted the 2017 Korea Image Award ceremony at the InterContinental Seoul Coex on Wednesday. The winners of this y...

Symposium celebrates what’s gained in translation of literature

Marking the 10th anniversary of its founding, the Yoo Yeong Research Foundation hosted a symposium Wednesday that reflected on Korea’s progress in literary translation and honored those who have helped bridge the country and the ...