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Award-winning Han Kang wants to write about books in her life

Award-winning Han Kang wants to write about books in her life

Han Kang, the winner of the 2016 Man Booker International prize, said during a local book fair she would someday like to write about the books that guided her through her sometimes difficult life. “I think I might write a book about books someday. I have this wish to write the book after a few […]

Annual book fair to open for 5-day run in Seoul

Annual book fair to open for 5-day run in Seoul

The annual Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF) will raise its curtains next week to guide book lovers through the latest news and trends in the publishing industry at home and abroad under the theme “Arrival,” its organizers said Monday. The 25th SIBF, set to run from June 19-23 at the Convention and Exhibition Center in […]

Fuerza Bruta: Learning How to Enjoy the Moment

Fuerza Bruta: Learning How to Enjoy the Moment

Created by Diqui James, Fuerza Bruta (the title is Spanish for “Brute Force”) is a postmodern theatre show in which the audience becomes part of the project. From April 23 to August 1, the interactive Argentinian performance is held at Jamsil Complex Stadium FB theatre in Seoul. The show evokes a swirling, interactive version of […]

‘Parasite’ tops 5 mln in attendance

‘Parasite’ tops 5 mln in attendance

The Cannes-winning Korean film “Parasite” surpassed 5 million admissions on Thursday, the eighth day of its run in local theaters, data showed. The latest from Bong Joon-ho hit the milestone at about 1 p.m., according to the data from the Korean Film Council. The family satire starring Song Kang-ho revolves around a poor family that […]

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ depicts a microcosm of Korean society

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ depicts a microcosm of Korean society

Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” tells a tragicomic story of two families, one rich and one poor, who become entangled in a string of mishaps. But there is more to this film than that. “Parasite” hooks its audience with laughs early on, then segues to fine-tuned suspense, mystery and horror. The gears change so quickly and so […]

Culture ministry steps up opposition to new definition of gaming addiction by WHO

Culture ministry steps up opposition to new definition of gaming addiction by WHO

South Korea’s culture ministry on Monday clarified its objection to the World Health Organization’s move to classify gaming addiction as a disease. A ranking official at the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that his ministry will lodge an additional objection with the WHO about its move to include gaming disorder in its new […]

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho grabbed the highest honor at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival on Saturday for his black comedy movie “Parasite.” Bong became the first South Korean director to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Before him, Park Chan-wook was awarded the Grand Prix, the second-highest prize at the festival, for his thriller […]

Peaceful, vibrant South Korea marches to its own beat

Peaceful, vibrant South Korea marches to its own beat

Seoul: The eerie silence spoke louder than the years of the ominous standoff across the borders of the world’s last divided country, Korea. We were a small group of journalists walking in the barbed wire corridor in the Civilian Control Line alongside the Han River, escorted by army staff who were pleasantly friendly and surprisingly […]

South Korean gender ministry jointly host exhibition on female independence fighters

South Korean gender ministry jointly host exhibition on female independence fighters

  Gender Minister Jin Sun-mee Gender Minister Jin Sun-mee Yonhap News Agency and the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family jointly launched Wednesday a special exhibition to explore the lesser known stories and lives of women who fought at the front lines or behind the scenes to regain national independence from the 1910-45 Japanese colonial […]

Sales of K-dramas up 15 pct on-year at Hong Kong fair

Sales of K-dramas up 15 pct on-year at Hong Kong fair

Sales of Korean dramas and films rose around 15 percent at a major international content fair in Hong Kong last week compared with a year earlier, a South Korean government agency said Monday. A total of 25 Korean content sellers recorded a total of US$16.6 million in sales during the Hong Kong International Film & […]

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