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Reporter : Kim Rahn
Sat, September 23, 2023 | 00:39
[53rd Modern Korean Literature Translation Awards] Judges' Report
As judges of the Korea Times Modern Korean Literature Translation Awards, we have the privilege and pleasure of discovering every year what bilingual readers and writers are reading. It is always interesting to find out what our translators are choosing to translate. We enjoy the element of surprise.
NCT DREAM to release mini-album 'Candy' for winter season
K-pop boy band NCT DREAM will drop a mini-album for the year-end holiday season. Its agency, SM Entertainment, said on Friday that the group will release the special six-track winter mini-album, titled “Candy,” at 6 p.m. on Dec. 16 to streaming platforms. The title track with the same name as the album, is a remake of first-generation K-pop boy band H.O.T.'s 1996 hit song.
Lee Jung-eun wins best performance prize for 'Hommage' at Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Actress Lee Jung-eun has clinched the Best Performance award at the 15th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) for her first lead role in the film, “Hommage.” It was her second time to win a prize with the 2021 film, following the Best Actor award at the London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) in October.
BLACKPINK, Seventeen win 2 awards each at MTV EMAs
K-pop girl group BLACKPINK and boy band Seventeen have clinched two awards each at the 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs). During the award ceremony held in Dusseldorf, Germany, Sunday (local time), BLACKPINK won the Best Metaverse Performance category for its virtual performance on PUBG Mobile, a virtual in-game concert held in the Battlegrounds mobile game. The four-pi...
2 members of TREASURE leave group
K-pop act TREASURE has been reborn as a 10-member act, with two members leaving the group. The boy group's agency, YG Entertainment, said Tuesday that TREASURE, which debuted in 2020 as a 12-member group, will continue its activities with just 10 members - Choi Hyun-suk, Jihoon, Yoshi, Junkyu, Yoon Jae-hyuk, Asahi, Doyoung, Haruto, Park Jeong-woo and So Jung-hwan. It added it...
K-pop singer BoA to return with 3rd mini-album
Singer BoA will release a new mini-album later this month, according to the K-pop star's agency, SM Entertainment, Tuesday. Through the singer's official social network channels, the agency announced she would drop her third mini-album, titled “Forgive Me,” at 6 p.m. on Nov. 22. Reservations for the album at online and offline shops started Tuesday.
Cartoonist Jeong Hun dies at 50
Cartoonist Jeong Hun, who had his cartoons carried in the movie magazine Cine21 every week for 25 years, died on Saturday. He was 50. He was diagnosed with acute leukemia at the end of 2021, according to his bereaved family. Jeong, who initially dreamed of becoming a soldier, began his career as a cartoonist after winning a rookie cartoonist contest in 1995 and getting an off...
Star filmmakers' theatrical works draw rave reviews
Two star filmmakers have returned to the theater stage with plays they offered more than a decade ago, receiving rave reviews and achieving high booking rates from anticipating fans. Director Jang Hang-jun's “The Real Man Watanabe” opened on Nov. 1 at Plus Theater in Daehangno, Seoul. The play premiered in 2010 as part of a series titled, “Directors Come to Stage,” in which f...
Haegue Yang listed one of top 100 global artists
Installation artist Yang Hae-gue, also stylized as Haegue Yang, is on the world's top 100 artist list this year as the only Korean, according to the Korea Art Authentication & Appraisal Research Center, Friday. The list, known as Kunst Kompass, is drawn up and announced by German-language business magazine Capital every year.
Itaewon crowd crush kills actor, ex-cheerleader
Actor Lee Ji-han and former cheerleader Kim Yu-na died in Saturday's tragic crowd crush in Itaewon, Seoul. Lee's agency, 935 Entertainment, confirmed the 24-year-old's death, Monday. The death of Lee, who made his name known through Mnet's fan-vote survival show, “Produce 101,” season 2 (2017), was first disclosed the previous day through social network postings by other form...
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