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Museum explores 1950s Korean cinema The Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch (RASKB) offers a special guided tour of the exhibit “1950s Korean Film, Moving into a New Epoch” at the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History tonight (Feb. 19).The exhibit looks at the mid to late 1950s in Korean film, a time of rapid growth during the reconstruction period following the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. It was in this period that Chungmuro became the center of Korean cinema, and filmmakers experimented with genres, making vivid films portraying the rapid societal changes happening in the countr...
Spirit of 2020 general election
Politics can appear like a national sport in Korea, driven by the dynamic National Assembly, the weekend rallies and the growing number of political YouTube channels. It is an understandable comparison, as politics, rather than functioning as a way to solve problems, has morphed into a platform where people voice their anger and frustrations.
K-pop, hallyu continue global rise
There is a cautious but strong move to bet on K-pop to lead the Korean economy in the years ahead, as interest in hallyu continues to grow.
Heard of #BongHive
In these gloomy days in 2019 South Korea, there are bits of bright news including the ongoing rally of South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's “Parasite” in the North American box office. Since it was released in United States on Oct. 11, it has raked in $100 million. Local media reported that as of Nov. 22, the film brought in slightly over $144 million in sales. Fans of the mo...
Kang Daniel to release single
Popular K-pop artist Kang Daniel will release his first digital single “TOUCHIN” on Nov. 25. The rapper/singer and former member of now-disbanded boy band Wanna One released two photos of himself wearing a fedora and bow tie Wednesday, offering a slight glimpse of the stylistic direction he may take with the new single. Wanna One, a project band formed through a now controver...
Gearing up for 2020 general elections
Gearing up for 2020 general electionsBy Kim Ji-sooThe unprecedented clash between Justice Minister Cho Kuk and the prosecution, led by Prosecutor-General Yoon Seok-youl, is underway. Both are avowed advocates of prosecution reform ― which essentially is about disseminating some of the powers the prosecution enjoys with other agencies and freeing it from political influence ― ...
Prof. Lee Geun named to lead KF
The government has named Professor Lee Geun of Seoul National University as the new president of the Korea Foundation, an affiliate institute under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He will serve a three-year term.
Countdown to ASEAN-ROK Summit
Countdown to ASEAN-ROK Summit: Busan Mayor Oh Keo-don, left of the promotional tower for the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit, and other officials on Friday celebrated the 100-day countdown to the summit, to be held in the southern port city on Nov 25 and 26. Fifth from left is Suh Jeong-in, executive director of the summit preparation office./ Yonhap
Chicken, pork skin enjoy heyday
Before Koreans en masse favored fried chicken, poultry was mainly boiled or cooked in the “samgyetang” style, in which the chicken is stuffed with sticky rice, ginseng, dates and chestnuts. But even then, it is said that elderly Koreans enjoyed the chicken skin, saying it was the best part. Now that fried chicken is quickly evolving in Korea, it was only a matter of time befo...
Power of emotive narrative
Geneva, as many know, is home to a vast array of international organizations including the headquarters of many agencies of the United Nations and financial institutions. Befittingly, the headquarters of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is there, as well as its award-winning museum, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.
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