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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Thu, February 2, 2023 | 08:11
Seoul has new Michelin 3-star restaurant in town
The Michelin Guide's coveted three-star list in Seoul has undergone a change for the first time since its inaugural edition in 2016, now with two gourmet restaurants ― Gaon, which has maintained its ranking since the beginning with its traditional Korean cuisine, and newcomer, Mosu. Chef Sung Anh's Mosu, a five-year-old contemporary eatery in Yongsan District's Itaewon area t...
World's first-ever Haribo-themed media art show arrives in Seoul
Haribo's instantly recognizable collection of multihued gummy bears has arrived in Seoul for its first-ever media art exhibition. Held as a centennial celebration of the global confectionery brand's signature Goldbears, “Welcome to the Haribo World” has turned the Insa Central Museum in downtown Seoul into a 1,300-square-meter interactive universe of mouth-watering gelatinous...
[INTERVIEW] Black-and-white photos offer glimpse into layered cultural identity of Koryoin
A black-and-white snapshot captures one family's springtime visit to an ancestral gravesite in 1993 - a familiar scenery in Korea during major traditional holidays, with dishes of fruit, meat and a bottle of liquor laid out neatly for the spirit of the deceased. But something seems different here, namely the shape of the tomb, as well as the language of the epitaph.
26th Pentecostal World Conference to land in Seoul this week
Thousands of representatives and congregants of Pentecostal denominations from some 170 nations around the globe - known as the Pentecostal World Fellowship (PWF) - will flock to Seoul this week for the global triennial spiritual conference. The 26th Pentecostal World Conference (PWC), running from Oct. 12 to 14, is organized by the Yoido Full Gospel Church, the largest Prote...
How webtoons became go-to source material for screen adaptations in Korea
Global audiences who find themselves hooked on Korean series like “All of Us Are Dead,” “Hellbound,” “The Uncanny Counter” and “Business Proposal” may overlook the one thing these titles have in common - their origins as webtoons. In fact, over the last decade, more than 100 webcomics in Korea have found varying degrees of success far beyond smartphone screens, being turned i...
Disappearance of 'average consumer' to dominate 2023's trend
The likelihood of a global recession is feared to grow throughout the rest of 2022, with the chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, warning that the agency would issue downgrades to its growth projections for next year. Painting a grim picture of the global economy during her speech on Thursday at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., she n...
Biopic of Korea's first Catholic priest to hit local theaters next month
A biopic centering on the life of Korea's first Catholic priest, Andrew Kim Dae-geon (1821-46), is set for theatrical release next month. Produced in celebration of the bicentenary of Kim's birth and UNESCO's recognition of him last year, “A Birth” charts the pilgrimage taken by the country's iconic religious leader in the early 19th-century Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910).
Korea's fermented food culture travels to Qatar
Much of traditional Korean cuisine - from stews, stir-fries and side dishes to dipping sauces - starts with an ingredient called “meju.” A brick-shaped, fermented block of soybeans that have been boiled, mashed and dried, it is the magic ingredient behind iconic Korean condiments known as “jang.” Food culture involving jang and kimchi - two stars of traditional Korean ferment...
What language and translation mean for 2 Korean-born poets
“Languages Walking Side by Side,” the title of the Sept. 24 talk session between poets Kim Hye-soon and Don Mee Choi at this year's Seoul International Writers' Festival, couldn't have been more of a fitting descriptor for the literary duo's relationship. Kim made headlines in 2019 as the first Asian woman to be named the winner of the prestigious International Griffin Poetry...
Animal rights, pet book sales grow in domestic market
Nearly one out of four Koreans - or 14.48 million according to the 2021 KB Management Institute's survey report - live with animal companions. As the number of pet owners is on the rise, so are the sales of books on animal rights and pet culture in the domestic market, according to Yes24, one of the country's leading online bookstores.
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