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Fri, September 22, 2023 | 23:25
'Moving' opens Korean-style superhero genre
Disney+'s series “Moving” has been gaining growing popularity here and abroad. The streaming platform, whose performance here had not met expectations, has seen a record number of subscribers since the release of the first seven episodes on Aug. 9.
1st Chinese cruise ship arrives in Jeju in over 6 years
Tourists disembarking from Blue Dream Star, a Shanghai-based cruise ship, walk toward the terminal after arriving at Jeju Port, Jeju Island, Thursday. It was the first time a Chinese cruise ship docked in the southern resort island since March 2017, when China virtually banned group tours to Korea in retaliation against the deployment of a U.S. terminal high altitude area def...
President Yoon's father dies
President Yoon Suk Yeol's father, Yonsei University Professor Emeritus Yoon Ki-jung, died, Tuesday. The senior Yoon, 92, had been hospitalized at Seoul National University Hospital recently for illnesses related to old age, according to the presidential office.
Unimaginable climate conditions becoming reality
Two weeks ago my family took a trip to a resort in Hongcheon, Gangwon Province. Planning the trip far in advance, we had no idea there would be so much rain that week. After having fun at the waterpark, which was still enjoyable despite the rain, our concerns over returning home safely grew deeper as the downpour intensified. Because the resort we stayed in was situated in a ...
Accountability comes knocking: more European countries investigate illicit intercountry adoption activities
Defending and advocating human rights requires continuous engagement. One doesn't simply sit back and hope that the U.N. or other human rights bodies will initiate investigations. And even when this does occur, it requires constantly knocking on people's doors ― diplomats, U.N. officials, relevant experts, and stakeholders to ensure accountability.
Gratitude for safe return
It is the season of school excursions. My 13-year-old daughter also went on a school field trip for three days last week. She and her friends went to a training center situated in the middle of a mountain area in Wonju, Gangwon Province, about two and a half hours away from Seoul.
Aftermath of school violence
Netflix series “The Glory” has become a sensation in the domestic and global entertainment scene. Part 2 topped the streamer's weekly viewership chart for non-English TV shows for two consecutive weeks after a March 10 release. Its heavy theme ― school violence ― was well presented through the tightly knitted plot and stellar performances by star actress Song Hye-kyo and the ...
What happened to all those videotapes?
Nothing lasts forever. The faded cases of old videotapes are a testament to that. Those of us old enough will remember fondly the sound of a videotape popping into a VCR and the distorted lines caused by fast-forwarding through the video. For decades the videotape touched us. But its legacy has faded. The remnants of its cultural boom are scattered. What happened to all those...
Gov't issues book on Korean alcohol in English
An English-language book featuring Korea's traditional alcohol, collectively called “sool,” has been published to help foreigners better understand the unique charms of Korean alcohol. The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said Monday it recently issued “Hidden Charms of Korea: SOOL.” The book is based on feature ...
Song Joong-ki marries British woman, expects baby
Actor Song Joong-ki is a married man again and is also an expecting father.The 37-year-old disclosed on his online fan community, Monday, his marriage as well as his wife's pregnancy. The announcement came about a month after his agency confirmed that he is in a relationship with a British woman.
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