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Sun, September 19, 2021 | 14:46
Children's entertainers release 'Fairy Tale Box' online storytelling series
For children in need of entertainment, Jam Box Theatre is releasing a series of short, online storytelling performances. The first video of the “Fairy Tale Box” series was a bilingual rendition of the classic story, “The Three Little Pigs,” released by Jam Box Theatre on Sept. 4.
| 2021-09-07 13:33
[Temple Adventures] Tongdo Temple: Home to the Buddha's partial remains
Oftentimes, and if you're lucky, you'll be able to look back at your past and point to the moment you fell in love with someone or something. I first fell in love with Korean Buddhist temples back in the fall of 2003.
| 2021-08-31 19:18
[RAS Korea] Self-guided audio tours to escape pandemic restrictions on tourism
With the summer heat beginning to fade but social distancing still in place, there is no better time to enjoy a new walking tour with Royal Asiatic Society (RAS) Korea. RAS Korea's first-ever downloadable MP3-based audio tour is just the ticket for a pleasant early evening walk or a lunch-time break in downtown Seoul.
| 2021-08-24 21:24
Gwangju's First Alleyway diner shuts down after 12 years
The First Alleyway, a cornerstone of Gwangju's foreign national community and foodie scene, is closing its doors after 12 years. “The main reason is burnout,” owner Tim Whitman told The Korea Times. “My cook and I have been going very hard at it for so many years - my cook is burnt out too. And the pandemic has just made it so much harder; 18 months feels like five years. And...
| 2021-08-24 19:00
Art collective Crazy Multiply holds online exhibition in virtual environment
The high numbers of daily new COVID-19 infections and corresponding social distancing measures have made it difficult for artists and art lovers to gather in galleries. So, Crazy Multiply, a nomadic Seoul-based curatorial collective that promotes Korean and international artists, held its latest exhibition, dotGIF, online in a 3D virtual environment showcasing the works of 27...
| 2021-08-24 14:06
Cultural tourism scholar offers lectures on Korea's spiritual heritage
When David A. Mason first came to Korea almost 40 years ago, he had two main fascinations, craggy mountains and East Asian philosophies, both of which he found in abundance here. “I was mainly interested in China and had never heard of Korea, but upon visiting Korea I found so much of East Asian spiritual traditions flourishing in the gorges of very beautiful and accessible m...
| 2021-08-09 16:16
[Korea Encounters] Opening of 'Tomorrow' go-go club in 1971
In the spring of 1970, a new kind of night spot began to develop in Seoul - the go-go club, where rock bands played on stages overlooking a dance floor. As this kind of club became popular with well-heeled young people, more and more started to appear, particularly in hotel basements. The newly rebuilt Chosun Hotel decided to take advantage of this trend and in early 1971 ope...
| 2021-08-03 18:33
Gyeongnidan burger pub gets fist bump from celeb chef Baek Jong-won
When the restaurant's phone rang, nobody at California Kitchen & Craft Pub expected that on the other end would be a representative of Korean TV's foremost food celebrity, Baek Jong-won. They wanted to feature the restaurant, located in Itaewon's Gyeongnidan area, for an episode of the JTBC show, “Baek Jong-won's National Food: Global Food Edition,” about the history of burge...
| 2021-08-03 17:40
[Friends of Korea] American woman's 1950s images of Korea
Imagine my curiosity and delight when, out of the blue in late 2015, I received an email from a 'Susan Hanley'…she had found the Friends of Korea website while searching the internet and reached out with a query.
| 2021-07-27 04:12
[Cityscapes] Gwangju collapse terrifies public temporarily
I'm by no means a demolition expert, but I know what I don't like. And I am constantly alarmed and troubled by what I see around me in urban Korea's “built environment.” Demolition techniques briefly entered mainstream conversation following the collapse of a five-story building on the edge of an urban renewal site in Gwangju, onto an active street, landing on a bus and killi...
| 2021-07-20 22:25
Korean consumers fascinated by expensive, unconventional fruit
Will use of leftover vaccines for second shot help curb ever-growing cases?
Boston Dynamics' robot dog on safety patrol duty at Kia factory
Yoon Seok-youl faces racism controversy with comment belittling Africa
Samsung, Apple rivalry continues over newest smartphones
Will Samsung attend third White House meeting addressing chip shortage?
Seoul, Tokyo still remain far apart over historical issues
Banks expand retail, digital ties while cutting costs on conventional operations
'Big 4' group leaders asked to shoulder more job creation
Watchdog to continue legal battle with Woori chair
Climate crisis is imminent
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