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Tue, September 26, 2023 | 08:43
Tiger endures 3 years of solitary confinement in closed zoo
Visitors to Tongdo Temple in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, might notice the closed amusement park, zoo, waterpark and hotel across the street from the temple parking lot. But they could never guess that an adult Bengal tiger is living all alone in there.
Chainsaw Fest set to rip apart Club SHARP
It's a busy weekend in a busy month for those in Korea's overworked, underappreciated live music scene. But among all the shows happening this weekend, Chainsaw Fest at Club SHARP is worth taking a close look at. The show features 10 punk, hardcore, metal and ska bands from Korea as well as Japan. Upstairs, SHARP Ink will be hosting a tattoo flash day and flea market.
[RAS Korea] Poring through RAS Korea's 'lost books'
Royal Asiatic Society (RAS) Korea member Ryan Berkebile, a longtime urban explorer studying for a master's degree in digital humanities, is interning at the RAS office in Seoul. While RAS Korea has been working on digitalizing archival documents, books and monographs, journals, photographic images and so forth, Berkebile is helping RAS Korea set up platforms where the informa...
Holy Moly concert series brings 4 punk bands to Haebangchon
What's so holy about Holy Moly? Jamie Finn, organizer of the Holy Moly monthly concert series, admitted he was stumped when an online commenter confronted him with the question. “Well, one of the singers at our next show is called Christmas. That's pretty holy,” he told The Korea Times several days later.
Itaewon music fest brings love to the healing process
How should we act when faced with tragedy? It's a question that has no right answer. For some, the only acceptable way to conduct oneself when dealing with loss is with a quiet, solemn demeanor. They believe this is the only way to show respect for those affected by the tragedy.
Center offers free STI testing to foreign residents of Korea
Up past Itaewon's colorfully named Hooker Hill and Homo Hill, medical professionals showed up in an innocuous clinic space, located above a pizzeria and a transgender bar, for one day a week to collect medical samples from anyone who showed up. The anonymous patients getting tested for sexually transmitted infections received the test results by text message a few days later.
NK actions in 1968 caused anti-US protests in Seoul
On Jan. 21, 1968, 31 North Korean commandos who had infiltrated Seoul were discovered less than a kilometer from Cheong Wa Dae, the now-former presidential office and residence also known as the Blue House. In the ensuing confrontation, the commandos killed police officers and threw grenades at buses, killing three passengers.
Women find solo travel fulfilling, safe
The expectations and roles of women have seen a global shift thanks to women's rights, education and birth control. What were once longstanding societal norms are now being challenged and an acceptance for different lifestyles that complement the individual has started to emerge. However, this shift is still in its infancy and not without its judgments, with women who openly ...
[Temple Adventures] Looking for rabbits at Korean Buddhist temples
With yet another year behind us, we have another to look forward to filled with hopes, dreams and aspirations. We've said goodbye to the Year of the Tiger in 2022, to welcome in the Year of the Rabbit in 2023. And while the rabbit certainly doesn't seem as ferocious as the tiger or as sublime as the dragon, it is a clever creature characterized by compassion and sincerity.
Korea's hardest-working punk label prepares for busy year
The Seoul-based punk label World Domination, Inc. (WDI) will host its second-ever label party this Saturday at Club SHARP in western Seoul's Mangwon-dong. The show this weekend at Club SHARP in western Seoul's Mangwon-dong will gather as many WDI-affiliated bands as possible, including the band of the label's founders, …Whatever That Means (WTM), plus labelmates Beacon, Winni...