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Tue, February 27, 2024 | 13:01
Will female president appeal to TV drama fans?
The year 2010 may be slowly coming to an end, but the local drama scene is hotter than ever. With KBS featuring the Rain-led ``Runaway’’ and MBC relying on heartthrob Kim Hyun-joong’s ``Playful Kiss,’’ the Wednesday/Thursday slot is expecting fierce competition with a new SBS series ``Daemul’’ scheduled for Wednesday night.
Wainwright to share tunes, art and soul
Rufus Wainwright may be one of the most talented singer-songwriters in the world, but when it comes to food, he’s an ordinary culinary craver who enjoys exotic food, such as Korean cuisine.
Actor Lee Byung-hun to receive Japanese award
Hallyu star Lee Byung-hun will receive an award from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Recent Books
This translated collection of six tales from colonial-era Korea (1910-45) offers insight into different perspectives of the peninsula at that time, with five stories taking place during the occupation and the final story set after Korea finds its independence. Authors include Yom Sangsop, Ch’oe Sohae, Na To-hyang, Pak T’aewon, Yi Tae-jun and Kim Nam-chon.
Religious Services
Seoul International Baptist Church (02-793-6267, 02-333-0662): English-language church service offered. Sunday activities include Bible study for all ages and morning worship. Call Pastor Dan Armistead. Located near Itaewon and a 5-minute walk from Yongsan U.S. military base. Seong-Bok English Ministry (010-8682-6870): English worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Located near Korea University station on subway line 6. Walk straight from exit 3 for 200 meters until you find the church on the right side. Young Nak Presbyterian Church (02-2280-0228): International worship in English ...
Smartphones: new channel of faith
As more people lay their hands on smartphones these days, various religious organizations are also jumping on the bandwagon to use them as a channel to reach out to believers in a more effective and easier way: through smartphone applications and even Twitter.
Yuhki Kuramoto returns with poetic piano tunes
Just like his music, pianist Yuhki Kuramoto’s voice flows like a gentle stream.
Jane Goodall preaches hope for nature
World-renowned environmentalist and primatologist Jane Goodall spends some 300 days a year traveling around the world making efforts to protect animals and nature.
Album Reviews
Why we recommend it: The idea behind Linkin Park’s latest is honorable. Though lacking in concision, the concept album is nonetheless a genuinely interesting ride.
Runaway to bring stars, style and spies
Spies, in sleek black suits, plotting revenge and, of course, tangled up in a love triangle — add in some of the hottest actors in the local entertainment industry, and you have yourself the highly anticipated drama “Runaway.”