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[Temple Adventures] The Four Heavenly Kings of Korea's Buddhist temples
Oftentimes, Korean Buddhist artwork and architecture can seem confusing and incomprehensible, especially to those who haven't grown up in the tradition or culture. From the temple shrine halls to the artwork that adorns them, both inside and out, Korean Buddhist temple artwork can appear to be a mystery without a solution, which can often lead to the common refrain that all K...
Anti-racist skinhead punk band Oily Rag aims to ignite local scene
When introducing himself to this reporter, the lead singer of the new punk band, Oily Rag, threw himself down on the pavement for pictures, then leapt up, burned the back of his hand with a lit cigarette and then flipped off the camera, in what he described as a ritual learned from his time in the Japanese skinhead scene.
Korea's skateboarding scene needs more
Birthed in 1950s California, skateboarding was born out of a desire to feel the same sense of freedom on land that surfers experienced while gliding over the ocean waves. Over the decades it developed into a worldwide sport that eventually made its way into the Olympics, debuting in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games.
Birds Korea NGO reveals impacts of climate change on birds
Nial Moores took an interest in birds and wetlands at an early age, back when he lived in Southport in the U.K., and it has stayed with him throughout his life. “Not only are birds beautiful and important in themselves, but the diversity of species enables them to occupy almost every ecological niche on the planet,” Moores, director of Birds Korea, told The Korea Times.
Australian artist Casey Tosh paints outside the lines
“If you feel safe in the area that you're working in, you're not working in the right area,” David Bowie once said in an interview. “Always go a little further into the water than you feel you're capable of being. Go a little bit out of your depth, and when you don't feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom you're just about in the right place to do something excitin...
[Songdo Stories] Songdo cleaning lady learns English
I went to work earlier than usual and turned on “anti-slack” in my gym. Then, after having an early lunch, I came back. The lady in charge of cleaning the building welcomed me. She was cleaning the second floor where the taekwondo gym is located. Our building's cleaning lady, Oh Hye-jeong, has such a nice personality!
Canadian YouTuber takes viewers on brewing adventures in Korea
Kevin Grabb doesn't remember the first time he tried makgeolli, that milky fermented Korean alcoholic drink, which maybe isn't surprising, considering how much energy he puts into making, promoting and ― of course ― drinking all types of alcohol
Band with unspeakable name brings families closer together
Sirius Hunter Lee and his bandmates were on the bus heading to a show on June 4, when an elderly man with an ROTC hat saw their guitars and started talking to them. “He was asking us all sorts of questions,” Lee, a metalhead with long, straight, black Korean hair, who wears cowboy boots and a cowboy hat, told The Korea Times.
Crazy Multiply offers English subtitles for anti-discrimination film 'Equality Road 1110'
It's been over 15 years since an anti-discrimination law was first proposed in Korea, and the National Assembly has still been unable to do anything about it while the country's most socially marginalized communities continue to suffer.
'England Belongs to' all-girl Korean punk band Rumkicks
One week ago, the three members of Korean punk band Rumkicks were covering “England Belongs to Me” by U.K. band Cock Sparrer in a Seoul basement venue. A little over a week later, they'll be playing the same song on stages across the U.K.