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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Thu, March 23, 2023 | 13:17
Exhibition traces history of Korea's commercial photography beyond 1984
There's a certain raw and adventurous spirit that exists in veteran photographer Koo Bohn-chang's series of images taken for the 1987 catalog of menswear brand Alexio, which was popular at that time.
Michael Craig-Martin's vividly colored images give new meanings to mundane
A purple football with green laces, a neon pink pepper mill, a sky blue dress shoe and a bright red screw. Irish-born artist Michael Craig-Martin's compendium of images marries instantly recognizable everyday objects that have become the face of modern consumer culture with untrue-to-life colors - a fun mix of bland familiarity with a flavor of “unrealness.”
BTS drives fresh boom in Korean food
In celebration of a string of sold-out “Permission to Dance on Stage - Las Vegas” concerts by BTS being staged at Allegiant Stadium until April 16 (local time), the entire city has been awash with shades of purple, the symbolic color for the K-pop titan. The metropolis has been turned into a “BTS-themed playground” as part of a special project called “The City.” One event tha...
3 stories set in DC Universe to be featured as original Naver webtoon series
DC Comics and Naver Webtoon have announced the launch of three original comic series featuring DC's iconic characters starting next month, as part of their expanding partnership to introduce the unique universe from the global entertainment titan's intellectual property in the form of webcomics.
String of translated Korean literary works honored on international stage
From genre-defying short story collections to graphic novels, a string of translated Korean literary works continue to gain international recognition as they are nominated for or named winners of coveted prizes.
Leaders of Korea, Israel commemorate 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and Israel, politicians, diplomats and religious leaders from the two countries have come together to pray for peace in Jerusalem and on the Korean Peninsula, as well as for the people of Ukraine, currently in crisis.
[INTERVIEW] New generation of Korean literary translators brings more diverse voices to English market
On the evening of March 10, Anton Hur was alone in his apartment in Seoul, spending his fifth day in self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. What interrupted his aimless stream of thoughts that day was an email from the British publishing house, Honford Star, saying, “Congratulations!” With that, Hur became longlisted for the 2022 International Booker Prize, one o...
Rose sauce continues to excite Koreans' taste buds
Rose sauce has emerged as one of Koreans' new favorite sauces. According to Woowa Brothers, the operator of the country's largest food delivery service, Baedal Minjok (Baemin), the rate of orders made for dishes served with rose sauce on its app throughout 2021 increased sevenfold compared to the previous year.
BIGBANG makes triumphant return with chart-topping 'Still Life'
K-pop boy band BIGBANG has made its triumphant return as a quartet after four years, Tuesday, with its new single, “Still Life,” already topping music charts both at home and abroad. Upon its release Monday at midnight, the song has blasted in at No. 1 on the worldwide iTunes song chart, as well as on Asian music streaming charts - Melon, QQ Music and Line Music - in Korea, C...
Web-based novels ride tide of popularity as sources for webtoon, drama adaptations
Web-based novels, which are typically serialized online in a pay-per-read format, have been riding a strong tide of popularity in recent years, as they have become one of the go-to literary sources for webtoon and drama adaptations.