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[Temple Adventures] Bulguk Temple and the 2 lives of Kim Daeseong
If ever there's a Korean Buddhist temple you could or would want to impress people with by showing them it, whether it's friends or family, it would be Bulguk Temple in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province. Not only is Bulguk Temple home to seven National Treasures and six additional Korean Treasures, it's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Because of this, the temple is often...
Vineworks pairs wine with people
Vineworks pairs wine with people. An interactive wine tasting and food community in the heart of western Seoul's Hapjeong-dong area, it provides events and casual drop-ins for wine enthusiasts and beginners alike.
10 Korean indie singles to remember 2021
While 2021 has not amounted to the turnaround year many expected it to be, amidst the doom and gloom of this relentless pandemic there have surely been some great things going on. The releases from the indie scene in Korea is one very notable positive to take out of 2021, and below is a selection of great tunes released this year that you might have missed.
Celebrating Christmas in Korea in 2021
Christmas is almost upon us, even if it doesn't feel as festive this year. As events are being canceled or modified to comply with stricter gathering rules and group events are discouraged, it is getting harder to celebrate the holiday season. But there are still ways to capture the festive atmosphere and get in the Christmas mood.
French photographer visits same mountain 100 times
French photographer Romain found inspiration high up the slope of Mount Samseong, a 481-meter mountain standing in southwestern Seoul and Anyang, Gyeonggi Province. His muse? Two pine trees growing out of a rocky cliff, viewable from a vantage point about 20 meters off a not very well traveled path.
[RAS Korea] RAS Korea digitizes art historian Jon Carter Covell's 2,000 photos
Before there was a “K” anything, Dr. Jon Carter Covell was Korea's biggest “K-fan.” Royal Asiatic Society (RAS) Korea has digitized her massive collection of more than 2,000 color slides, taken from the late 1970s to mid-1980s. So far, the project has been ongoing for almost one full year, thanks to Ms. Pak Ji-young volunteering to do the work by coming in one day a week. The...
South African singer-songwriter in Gwangju forges unique art event
For most weekend punters, the going out and “clubbing” experience can be rather predictable. Go to a bar, get a few drinks and some snacks, maybe play pool or some darts. Head out to a club, get down to some beats played by the DJ - and generally pay a premium for it.
Punk label launches latest 'World Domination' plans at Club SHARP
Club SHARP, one of Seoul's main punk venues in recent years, is opening its doors once again this Saturday for a show by World Domination, Inc. (WDI), Korea's hardest-working punk label. “Club SHARP is part of a trio of what most people consider the most important clubs in the local scene: SHARP, Hippytokki and GBN,” said Jeff Moses, co-founder of WDI and also lead singer of ...
US indie artist recalls childhood in 1980s Korea
To describe a debut album as “a lifetime in the making,” is a level of cliche that will usually induce emphatic eye rolls and loud sighs from just about everyone. However, in the case of “Comfortably High,” by Griffith James, such a statement is indeed true on multiple levels.
Entertainment in Korea before K-pop
When I was a young soldier, I would occasionally admit to someone that one of the reasons I kept returning to Korea was for the live entertainment. Invariably, this always astounded them. “You're going over there for that?”
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