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Migrants, expats compete in football tournament
Global Money Express (GME), a remittance company in Korea, is hosting the Hanaro Football Cup 2022 next Monday at Seoul's Hyochang Stadium, with teams representing Korea's diverse migrant and expat communities.
[Korea Encounters] Suppression of marijuana, 'degenerate' youth culture in 1975
From 1968 to 1972, Westernized youth culture centered on music, art, fashion, literature and film gained a foothold in South Korean media and among young people, but from 1970 it was beset by yearly government crackdowns.
Australian pop star looks to build a community in Korea
Australian pop singer and podcaster Will Hyde turned 23 last week. He spent his birthday in Korea, working on a song he plans to pitch to K-pop rock band Xdinary Heroes. “We had some great dinners the nights before; I felt very grateful for those, and then just worked,” he told The Korea Times, Monday.
WWD Korea hosts gala to support young artists
Women's Wear Daily (WWD) Korea is hosting a gala dinner fundraiser event this Friday to raise funds for up-and-coming young artists.
Zandari Festa restores hope to Hongdae area
Zandari Festa, the main music showcase festival of Korea's indie music scene, will return to fully in-person events this Friday to Sunday. This year's festival boasts 17 local acts, with big names like Leenalchi, Say Sue Me and Galaxy Express, and 13 from around the world, with two showcases spotlighting bands from Taiwan and France.
[Temple Adventures] The Four Heavenly Kings of Korea's Buddhist temples
Oftentimes, Korean Buddhist artwork and architecture can seem confusing and incomprehensible, especially to those who haven't grown up in the tradition or culture. From the temple shrine halls to the artwork that adorns them, both inside and out, Korean Buddhist temple artwork can appear to be a mystery without a solution, which can often lead to the common refrain that all K...
Anti-racist skinhead punk band Oily Rag aims to ignite local scene
When introducing himself to this reporter, the lead singer of the new punk band, Oily Rag, threw himself down on the pavement for pictures, then leapt up, burned the back of his hand with a lit cigarette and then flipped off the camera, in what he described as a ritual learned from his time in the Japanese skinhead scene.
Korea's skateboarding scene needs more
Birthed in 1950s California, skateboarding was born out of a desire to feel the same sense of freedom on land that surfers experienced while gliding over the ocean waves. Over the decades it developed into a worldwide sport that eventually made its way into the Olympics, debuting in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games.
Birds Korea NGO reveals impacts of climate change on birds
Nial Moores took an interest in birds and wetlands at an early age, back when he lived in Southport in the U.K., and it has stayed with him throughout his life. “Not only are birds beautiful and important in themselves, but the diversity of species enables them to occupy almost every ecological niche on the planet,” Moores, director of Birds Korea, told The Korea Times.
Australian artist Casey Tosh paints outside the lines
“If you feel safe in the area that you're working in, you're not working in the right area,” David Bowie once said in an interview. “Always go a little further into the water than you feel you're capable of being. Go a little bit out of your depth, and when you don't feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom you're just about in the right place to do something excitin...
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