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: Kang Hyun-kyung
Thu, July 18, 2019 | 02:12
From father to son: Controversial leadership transition puts mega church to the test
The father-son leadership succession has sparked a nationwide debate since August 2018 when the PCK court gave the junior Kim the green light to take the helm of the church, which was previously held by his father who retired as senior pastor in 2015.
| 2019-07-16 17:03
Revered folk dancer falls from grace
Revered Korean folk dancer Ha Yong-bu, who has been designated as a holder of the important intangible cultural heritage title since 2001, will be stripped of the honor.
Law & Crime
| 2019-07-14 17:52
Ridiculing hypocrites, pretentious society
Art critic Choi Kwang-jin's new book “Koreans' Sense of Art: Humor” traces Korean artwork, from the ancient to the modern, looking at how Koreans incorporated humor into their art. In Korean art, humor is reflected indirectly, rather than serving as a punch line. For example, artists often derided discrimination based on social class, gender-based discriminatory practices and...
| 2019-07-12 09:26
'G20 video' pits YouTuber against Cheong Wa Dae
It was a 14-minute video that triggered a once-unknown YouTuber to rise to fame after trading barbs with Cheong Wa Dae in a truth game. That video contained a condensed version of open sessions of the recent G20 Summit held June 28 and 29 in Osaka, Japan. It was uploaded Thursday by the YouTuber “AforYou,” short for “Apartment for You” as the channel was created in 2012 to pr...
Travel & Cuisine
| 2019-07-09 16:36
Banned book revisits 'bloodhead' scandal in China
Award-winning Chinese writer Yan Lianke's novel “Dream of Ding Village,” which was published recently in Korea by the local publishing house Consonant & Vowel, still resonates with readers, although 13 years have passed since it was released in China in 2006 and then banned. The book, based on the true story of the “bloodhead” scandal in the 1990s in the poverty-stricken cent...
| 2019-07-05 13:47
Fans tune into YouTube for backstory
YouTube channels covering stories about celebrities have been enjoying a rare boost in the wake of the breakup of star couple Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo. Unconvinced by the two Songs' official statements about the reason behind their breakup, internet users are flocking to channels claiming to provide the backstory to satisfy their curiosity.
Travel & Cuisine
| 2019-07-01 16:08
Carefree houseboy debunks Korean War blues
A temporary job was created for war orphans during the Korean War (1950-53) - they worked inside U.S. military bases, cleaning and washing for U.S. soldiers stationed in them. They were called “houseboys.”
| 2019-06-30 16:10
'Radical feminism as toxic as terrorism,' says politician
Lee Jun-seok, a Supreme Council member of the minor opposition Bareunmirae Party, likened the radical feminist group Womad to a terrorist group, accusing them of fanning gender-based hatred and agitating women to fight against men.
| 2019-06-28 13:17
Red-haired Korean model rocks 'Big 4' fashion weeks
New York-based Korean model Jung Ho-yeon is better known as the “red-haired Asian” among fashion designers, stylists and creative directors of luxury fashion houses, because of her iconic hair color.
| 2019-06-21 16:53
Korea poles apart after tragedy
In the first half of this year, print media and broadcasters have been running various stories about independence fighters and historical sites having the traces of Korea's campaign to gain independence from the 1910-45 Japanese colonial rule.
| 2019-06-19 17:15
Ban on intrusive job interview questions comes into force
McDonald's customer served 'almost completely raw' chicken burger
Psy unveils music video in collaboration with Suzy
Typhoon barreling toward Korean Peninsula
Hollys, Daiso struggling with tumbler fiasco
Washington unwilling to actively mediate Seoul-Tokyo trade friction
Ex-Samsung engineer develops app for healthy diet
CEO brings Prestigious startup to Korea
Skepticism growing over Korean economy
Revving on smart saving
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
FINA World Championships 2019
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