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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Tue, May 30, 2023 | 12:50
[INTERVIEW] Jeju's 'haenyeo' through eyes of US filmmaker
JEJU ISLAND - Driving loud motorcycles, the “haenyeo” on the southern scenic island of Jeju arrived at the sea to begin their work at 10:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning. Donning black-and-orange diving suits and flippers, the female divers swiftly grabbed their “tewak” - orange ball-like flotation devices - and descended to the depths of the sea to catch various aquatic organis...
Newly discovered flower named after BLACKPINK's Lisa
Lisa, the Thai member of the K-pop girl group BLACKPINK, has had a flower named after her.
[INTERVIEW] 'The Beginning': Former CLC member Jang Ye-eun starts new chapter as soloist
When Jang Ye-eun was part of the K-pop girl group CLC, she hardly had a chance to show her smiley face to her fans. Since most of CLC's songs were strong and powerful, she had to act in accordance with these images instead of displaying her authentic self.
[REVIEW] Musical 'Mama Mia!' fascinates theatergoers of all ages
The musical “Mama Mia!” is a theatrical show for everyone. Young theatergoers can easily empathize with 20-year-old Sophie, who strives to learn about her authentic self. The older generation can relate to Sophie's mother Donna, a strong and unshakable single mom fighting against all odds.
Korean pop culture piques interest in learning Korean
The global popularity of Korean culture has boosted interest in diverse aspects of Korea, especially its language. A growing number of people are learning Korean to get a better grasp of the country's cultural content such as K-pop and K-dramas. In the past, the majority of them were found in Asia, but today, they are seen in almost every nook and cranny of the world.
K-pop stars featured in soundtrack for animated film 'Bastions'
High-profile K-pop stars including Le Sserafim will roll out new songs for the upcoming animated film, “Bastions.” This is the first time that a homegrown 3D animated superhero movie has collaborated with K-pop. In addition to Le Sserafim, Brave Girls, Heize, AleXa, Seo J, Kang Min-seo and P. Cassady will release tracks to be featured in “Bastions,” a 3D film about environmen...
CJ ENM faces backlash for rehiring controversial 'Produce 101' director
Entertainment behemoth CJ ENM, the operator of cable channel Mnet, is under siege on all fronts after rehiring Ahn Joon-young, who directed Mnet's fan-voting audition program series “Produce 101” from 2016 to 2019. He recently rejoined the company after two years in prison for rigging votes.
K-pop girl groups from small labels on the rise
Surviving in the K-pop industry is a daunting mission, especially for groups represented by small and mid-sized management companies. The success of these acts is often called a “miracle” that rarely happens. But these days, quite a few girl groups are beating the odds.
Cultural icons support Busan's bid for World Expo 2030
Korea has tapped some of the most celebrated cultural icons as official ambassadors for Busan's bid to host World Expo 2030, presenting the country's second-largest city to global fans of Korean culture.
Prosecution requests jail term for K-pop singer over sexual molestation allegations
Prosecutors requested three years in prison for a former K-pop boy group member over allegations that he sexually molested and “quasi-raped” his bandmate, according to media reports, Monday. “Quasi-rape” refers to the act of sexual assault against a person in an unconscious state or unable to resist.
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