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Korean-Chicagoan shoegaze band Precocious Neophyte celebrates LP release
CHICAGO ― Chicago is a great city for music. That's just a fact. And, honestly, the best stuff is found in the smaller venues. There's no shortage of talent to be found, especially among the hard-working local independent musicians. The same could be said of Seoul, for that matter.
Daejeon artists present autumn show
The Daejeon Arts Collective (DJAC) will launch its upcoming fall exhibition at the Daejeon Jung-gu Cultural Center. DJAC is an eclectic group of international and Korean artists who began exhibiting together in 2011. Their upcoming exhibition will feature 10 artists from the U.S., Korea and India working in a variety of media, including experimental electronic music, ceramics...
Comic book legend Bob Layton introduces 'Drink & Draw' to Korea
The first-ever Seoul Comics Week kicks off on Aug. 19 at the newly built MetaGround venue inside the Megabox cinema in eastern Seoul's Seongsu-dong, organized and hosted by Dice & Comics Cafe (DCC), the only American-run English-language comic book store in Korea.
Preview Art Week 2023 features Korean, Slovak visual artists
Eight galleries located in downtown Seoul's Euljiro area are bustling with visiting art enthusiasts as part of Preview Art Week 2023. One of the designated galleries, ART Corner H, is displaying 10 Slovak artists' paintings and sculptures until Sept. 26. This particular exhibition, “Colour & Form Ten Slovak Artists,” is held in partnership with the Slovakian Embassy in Seoul,...
[RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK] The Royal Food & Drink overlooks Seoul's restaurant landscape
Brunch, a delicious mashup of breakfast and lunch, is a cherished dining ritual that personifies leisure and relaxation. The tradition of brunch was first popularized in late 19th-century England as a reaction to the shifting social dynamics of urban life. It became popular among the affluent as a means to mix the opulent elements of both meals and enjoy a more leisurely star...
[PINNACLE'S ITAEWON] Tunnel celebrates 2 years of creativity, resilience
Seoul's vibrant nightlife scene gives way to a myriad of sub-niches teeming with life and passion for their community. Tunnel, a unique establishment tucked comfortably in the middle of Itaewon's Vietnam Street, is a beacon of resilience in the electronic music community. Set to celebrate its second anniversary, Tunnel, co-owned by Im Conan, Jo Won-geun and Jo Seung-geun, has...
DJ Pablo Winchester spreads northern soul in South Korea
Paul, a British expat from Yorkshire in Northern England, moved to Korea “for a year” in 2009. Now, 14 years later, he's still here. After seven years of teaching in public schools, he moved on to a university where he's been working for eight years. By night, he goes by the name Pablo Winchester, spinning northern soul vinyl records in clubs across Seoul as well as Asia.
[TEMPLE ADVENTURES] Beopju Temple should be at the top of anyone's travel itinerary
I've been twice bitten while visiting Beopju Temple before. In 2011, the batteries in my old camera ran out and then a lightning storm struck. Then in 2015, I visited the temple with a less-than-enthusiastic travel companion who wanted to wrap things up to see something more “exciting.” So this third time around this past summer, I made sure that the skies were clear, the bat...
[LIFE'S OLLE TRAILS 13] Walking back, fast or slow
I came to Jeju Island on Dec. 19, 2020. I was accompanied by my dog Miracle and the man I thought I would marry. On Dec. 29, 2022, I left, alone. During this time, I completed the Olle Trails, and healed three inner wounds I hadn't even realized I had.
[LIFE'S OLLE TRAILS 12] Saying goodbye in Gueok-ri
“Miracle's acting weird. You think I should take her to the vet?” I was at the home of two friends - a couple that lived in a seaside apartment. We sat in front of their PlayStation 5, surrounded by beer cans and a mountain of fried chicken.
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