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[Book Review] Korea's coins revealed in new book
Numismatics, the systematic study of currencies, coins and paper money, includes the time-honored hobby of investing in and collecting coins. It is one way to study and learn about the histories of people, cultures and nations.
[Temple Adventures] Seoamjeong Temple presents vivid fall colors at Mt. Jiri
With the sweltering summer heat finally coming to an end, and with the autumnal hues not too far off, it's the perfect time to explore Korea and the temples that dot its landscape. Arguably one of the most beautiful places to explore the changing season is Jirisan National Park.
DMZ Peace Train Music Festival imagines 'borderless world'
The DMZ Peace Train Music Festival returns to Cheorwon County in Gangwon Province this weekend for two days of “dancing for a borderless world.” The festival is returning after a two-year break due to the pandemic for this year's event this Saturday and Sunday, which will be the third such festival.
Haebangchon braces for multiple music festivals
Seoul's multicultural Haebangchon neighborhood had been gearing up for three multi-venue live music festivals over the next month - sarcastically referred to as “Rocktober” by one local in light of the confusion over the different events - but the number has now been reduced to two.
US singer-songwriter Geoffrey Lewis makes 'Unions'
American singer-songwriter Geoffrey Lewis is three quarters of the way through his “Unions” series of EPs, with the third volume having been released at the end of June. “I wanted to make a proper album, which to me is 12 songs,” he told The Korea Times. “These days people just put out singles or small EPs, but I wanted to accomplish 12 songs that are meant to be together, cr...
South Africans to throw Heritage Day Picnic
South Africa's Heritage Day on Sept. 24 will be celebrated a week early, with a picnic on Sept. 17 co-organized by the South African Chamber of Commerce (Safcham) Korea, the South Africans in Korea Network (SAKorNet) and the South African Embassy.
[RAS Korea] RAS Korea's Dongducheon Chapter continues going strong
Put a handful of enthusiastic high school students together, and what do you get? Lots of energy and teamwork for a common goal. That's what is happening at Dongducheon Foreign Language High School. Busy people get things done, which couldn't be truer for the Royal Asiatic Society Korea's (RAS) Dongducheon chapter members.
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.
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