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World Poets in the International Costa Rica Poetry Festival

World Poets in the International Costa Rica Poetry Festival

  For the past sixteen years, the International Costa Rica Poetry Festival has enhanced the presence of poetry in the country’s capital; San Jose, and other cities of the country, leading up to the ocean tortoise city of Tortuguero. Audience has interacted with the event in its main cultural sectors of Costa Rica, as well […]

DMZ film festival in limelight as it coincides with summit

DMZ film festival in limelight as it coincides with summit

This year’s DMZ International Film Festival has been in the limelight due to its rare overlapping with the inter-Korean summit that began on Tuesday.  Opening last Thursday, the film festival has screened 142 documentaries from 39 countries. Some of the films were shot in or feature topics related to North Korea.  The week-long film fest […]

Chuseok holiday no break for women

Chuseok holiday no break for women

Only women are forced to perform domestic labor during the Chuseok holiday, according to a survey by the Seoul Foundation of Women and Family, Monday. The foundation conducted the survey of over 1,170 people on sexist customs practiced on the major holiday, which falls on Sept. 24 this year. Over 80 percent of female respondents […]

Looking for needle in Gwangju Biennale’s haystack

Looking for needle in Gwangju Biennale’s haystack

Gwangju Biennale explores border issues in scattergun approach Under the theme “Imagined Borders,” derived from Benedict Anderson’s book “Imagined Communities,” the 2018 Gwangju Biennale deals with imminent issues such as refugees, migration, cold war, divisions and the digital divide. For this year’s Gwangju Biennale, 11 curators organized seven main exhibitions with some 300 works of […]

BIFF to open with story of North Korean woman defector

BIFF to open with story of North Korean woman defector

The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) will open on Oct. 4 with “Beautiful Days,” a movie about a woman defector who meets her son after 14 years, the festival’s board of directors has announced. The 23rd annual festival will run through Oct. 13. Directed by Jero Yun, the film depicts the life of a North […]

War-separated families meet for first time in 65 years

War-separated families meet for first time in 65 years

Relatives separated by the 1950-53 Korean War tearfully reunited at Mount Geumgang in North Korea, Monday, for the first time in 65 years. Participating from the South were 89 people who registered with the Korean Red Cross to find their relatives in the North, accompanied by family members. Kim Choon-sik, 80, embraced his two sisters […]

[Book review] Charles Bukowski, the Outsider Genius of the American Literature

[Book review] Charles Bukowski, the Outsider Genius of the American Literature

Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions, and General Tales of Ordinary Madness is a paperback collection of short stories written by Charles Bukowski published in 1972. Each story is based on first-person narration, compiling stories that are personally linked to Bukowski’s own life. At the time he wrote the novel, the author was fifty years-old. He twice tried […]

99%IS in the Fashion World

99%IS in the Fashion World

Zippers, leather, destruction, and disorder. “That 1% of culture that 99% either hate or pay no attention to” makes up 99% of Bajowoo—the maker of punk brand 99%IS-. Based on underground punk-rock culture, 99%IS– made its debut in the 2012 Tokyo Collection and since its introduction, the brand has captivated audiences in its collaborations with […]

A-COLD-WALL, British fashion brand

A-COLD-WALL, British fashion brand

“Old and outdated customs that divide people into social classes should just disappear”. High-end British street brand A-COLD-WALL* was created to destroy that “cold world” enveloping society. A-COLD-WALL* designer Samuel Ross made his public appearance when renowned creative director Virgil Abloh, impressed with Ross’ work, called him up to work as his creative assistant for […]

Where to go: Weekend Theater

Where to go: Weekend Theater

“What is there to do at home? … It’s finally the weekend.” With a new story and performance every time, Weekend Theater does not fail to impress. It’s the stage where artists are given a chance to express their creative work and a space for tired audiences to be lifted of their spirits—Weekend Theater in […]

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