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Reporter : Kang Hyun-kyung
Sat, September 23, 2023 | 06:54
Activists find hope in technology to stop animal cruelty in fashion, scientific research
The new book about animal rights, titled “Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion” (hereafter “Animalkind”), written by Ingrid Newkirk and Gene Stone, critically reviews the human-centered worldview that has propagated the indiscriminate exploitation of animals to fulfill the various needs of humans, ranging from wha...
Cinema vs. streaming services: from complementary goods to substitutes
Will cinemas be crowded again, if and when the COVID-19 curve flattens? As people gather again for various social outings, encouraged by the rising number of vaccinated people, some have begun to contemplate whether or not eased social distancing rules will also benefit cinemas which have been hit hardest in the entertainment industry.
Book predicts AI-powered future based on SF movies, dramas
“The Portrait of Posthuman,” published in October by MIDAS BOOKS, offers a sneak peek into a dystopian future powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and questions whether ceaseless human endeavors to create highly-intelligent entities will turn out to be a blessing or a curse.
'Hellbound': A half-cut gemstone
Gemstones are meaningless unless they are cut, polished and refined by a designer into jewelry. This wisdom, inspired by the old Korean saying about “even if one has three baskets of beads, unless they are woven together they are valueless,” underscores the significance of an artisan's masterful finishing touches in giving life to their crafts. It's something writer-director ...
[Related images] Pandemic can't stop literary passion
Due to her extremely busy academic schedule, Min Eun-kyung, a professor at Seoul National University and one of three judges of The Korea Times Modern Literature Awards, initially planned to just drop by the award ceremony held at the Lotte Hotel in central Seoul, Wednesday, to say hello to the participants.
'Squid Game' team gets bonuses from Netflix
The “Squid Game” team has received one-time bonuses from Netflix in the past weeks, according to Bloomberg News.
'Hellbound' vs 'Squid Game': What global chart says about two Korean dramas
Writer-director Yeon Sang-ho's fantasy drama, “Hellbound,” has topped the top 10 Netflix shows list, merely 24 hours after its official release last Friday. The Korean drama was quick to rise to global stardom, generating quite a buzz in the Korean entertainment industry, with some hastily predicting that the fantasy drama could become another “Squid Game,” which has become t...
Book reveals uncomfortable truth about 'Squid Game's global success
Shortly after the dystopian drama series, “Squid Game,” became a global sensation following its ground-breaking debut in September on Netflix, a South Korean film producer's social media post caught the eyes of those in the entertainment industry.
Some languages survive colonialism, while others go extinct
James Griffiths' new book, “Speak Not: Empire, Identity and the Politics of Language,” released on Oct. 21 by Zed Books/Bloomsbury, deals with the rare but grave topic of the survival and extinction of minority languages in times of historical turmoil. The fate of minority languages, to a large extent, hinges on the determination of people to protect their language and their ...
Korean War mural in Washington D.C. explained in US designer's memoir
The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is special to American industrial designer Louis Nelson.