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Cherry blossoms at Yeongam Wangin Culture Festival
Cherry blossom season came early to Korea this year. While many of the country's usual blossom festivals were caught off guard and had to reschedule their events forward, others not typically timed with the spring occurrence had a lucky break.
D. Hall perfects stand-up comedy through 'Nunchi'
D. Hall never forgets about who's watching. “I definitely view the audience as a collaborator in having a great evening,” he told The Korea Times.
Preserving traces of wartime forced mobilization
The past few weeks have been filled with headlines about wartime forced labor as the Yoon Seok Yeol administration tries to resolve the issue and repair bilateral ties with Japan. While many are likely to be familiar with the general contours of this history, fewer are probably aware that remnants of this mobilization exist in a state of crumbling decay a short distance from ...
Phillies announces last party before move to new location
After more than 26 years in its current location, Phillies is moving out and reopening nearby. The restaurant-pub has undergone ownership changes many times and gone through a few rebrandings and expansions, but it has been a fixture of central Seoul's Haebangchon neighborhood since opening in 1997.
Violinist Big Lux returns to Korea
It's been over five years since Big Lux last set foot in Korea, but he's happy to be back in a place he considers a “second home.” “The last time I came back to Korea in 2017, even after being gone two years, I couldn't walk down the street in HBC (Seoul's Haebangchon) without bumping into someone I knew,” he told The Korea Times.
Gwangju's popular Alleyway restaurant resurrects
“I missed the Alleyway.” Jang Bo-in ― or just Bo to her friends and coworkers ― voiced what so many people in Gwangju have felt for the past two years. As a former cook at The First Alleyway, she may have felt this more acutely than most, but she did something about it. She rebooted it.
[TEMPLE ADVENTURES] Haedong Yonggung Temple prospers on Busan's coast
In Korea, there are three different types of temples that can be organized into groups based upon their age. In the first group, you'll find hundreds of historic temples that were built several centuries ago, if not a millennium or more. Then there is the modern type of temple built within the past 100 years.
Suwon pizzeria hosts Jamaican patty pop-up
Corner Pizzeria in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, is hosting a pop-up event this Saturday, selling Jamaican meat patties made by Mike's Korean Kitchen, a social media culinary project. “I just love cooking and know what it's like to not be able to get the things you crave,” said Mike, the guy behind the pop-up. “This popup is just trying to push my hobby to the limits.”
Korea's aging country music scene and the disappearance of Kimchi Kitty
The Korean Grand Ole Opry performed on most of the over 50 U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) bases spread throughout South Korea from the early 1970s until well into the 1990s. They were a massive hit, playing in the officers'clubs for generals and colonels as well as for senior NCOs, and even in the enlisted clubs for the lonely privates far from home.
Local band Oily Rag flies to Japan
The year of Bovver has come to an end. The British skinhead, known to his friends only as Bovver, a Cockney word for violence, has left the country after a whirlwind year here. He shook up the local underground music scene, helping to energize it as it emerged out of the pandemic while also making plenty of friends and enemies.
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