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NK actions in 1968 caused anti-US protests in Seoul
On Jan. 21, 1968, 31 North Korean commandos who had infiltrated Seoul were discovered less than a kilometer from Cheong Wa Dae, the now-former presidential office and residence also known as the Blue House. In the ensuing confrontation, the commandos killed police officers and threw grenades at buses, killing three passengers.
Women find solo travel fulfilling, safe
The expectations and roles of women have seen a global shift thanks to women's rights, education and birth control. What were once longstanding societal norms are now being challenged and an acceptance for different lifestyles that complement the individual has started to emerge. However, this shift is still in its infancy and not without its judgments, with women who openly ...
[Temple Adventures] Looking for rabbits at Korean Buddhist temples
With yet another year behind us, we have another to look forward to filled with hopes, dreams and aspirations. We've said goodbye to the Year of the Tiger in 2022, to welcome in the Year of the Rabbit in 2023. And while the rabbit certainly doesn't seem as ferocious as the tiger or as sublime as the dragon, it is a clever creature characterized by compassion and sincerity.
Korea's hardest-working punk label prepares for busy year
The Seoul-based punk label World Domination, Inc. (WDI) will host its second-ever label party this Saturday at Club SHARP in western Seoul's Mangwon-dong. The show this weekend at Club SHARP in western Seoul's Mangwon-dong will gather as many WDI-affiliated bands as possible, including the band of the label's founders, …Whatever That Means (WTM), plus labelmates Beacon, Winni...
Gothy shoegaze band Lucy Valentine has you in its sights
Jennifer Ward has been popping up more frequently all over Seoul's underground music scene lately. She plays guitar for the bands Sour Mango and Oily Rag, but her own project, Lucy Valentine, is also gaining a lot of attention.
[Interview] Santa enjoys spreading festive cheer in Korea
The subject of this article needs no introduction, although you will, at best, have only met him once a year. Santa Claus, a man with his hands full this month, was generous enough to agree to an interview with The Korea Times.
Canadians offer advice on enduring Korea's winters
Most parts of Korea have mild, short winters, at least according to most Canadians here. But that doesn't mean that we don't feel the cold the same as everyone else. We've had a lot of experience with worse weather and know how to cope - although sometimes we can be surprised living in a country like Korea, which isn't as winterized as our hometowns.
[Temple Adventures] Jesus' message at a Korean Buddhist temple
What would Christmas be like without eggnog, some turkey, Santa Claus and Jesus? And more pressingly, what does this all have to do with a Korean Buddhist temple? Well Seonji Temple in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, is the answer to this little riddle. But while the temple has no relation to eggnog, turkey or Jolly Old Saint Nick, it most certainly does with Jesus.
'Tis the season: Where to find the best sweets, treats and takeout this Christmas
For residents of foreign nationality living abroad, the holidays can be a lonely time. In Korea, even though Christmas is typically for couples rather than families, it can be hard for expats not to compare their local experience to past celebrations surrounded by loved ones.
'Christmas with Camarata' resumes after 3 years
After three long and grueling years, Camarata Music is excited to present once again its heavily anticipated "Christmas with Camarata" concert.
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