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[INTERVIEW] New generation of Korean literary translators brings more diverse voices to English market
On the evening of March 10, Anton Hur was alone in his apartment in Seoul, spending his fifth day in self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. What interrupted his aimless stream of thoughts that day was an email from the British publishing house, Honford Star, saying, “Congratulations!” With that, Hur became longlisted for the 2022 International Booker Prize, one o...
Rose sauce continues to excite Koreans' taste buds
Rose sauce has emerged as one of Koreans' new favorite sauces. According to Woowa Brothers, the operator of the country's largest food delivery service, Baedal Minjok (Baemin), the rate of orders made for dishes served with rose sauce on its app throughout 2021 increased sevenfold compared to the previous year.
BIGBANG makes triumphant return with chart-topping 'Still Life'
K-pop boy band BIGBANG has made its triumphant return as a quartet after four years, Tuesday, with its new single, “Still Life,” already topping music charts both at home and abroad. Upon its release Monday at midnight, the song has blasted in at No. 1 on the worldwide iTunes song chart, as well as on Asian music streaming charts - Melon, QQ Music and Line Music - in Korea, C...
Web-based novels ride tide of popularity as sources for webtoon, drama adaptations
Web-based novels, which are typically serialized online in a pay-per-read format, have been riding a strong tide of popularity in recent years, as they have become one of the go-to literary sources for webtoon and drama adaptations.
'My Daughter is a Zombie' webtoon adapted for small screen
The webcomic “My Daughter is a Zombie” has been brought to the small screen as a new animated comedy series of the same title on EBS, according to Naver Webtoon, Friday.
Exploring sculptor Kwon Jin-kyu's pursuit of eternity
“A model adorned in vanity and religion, I must remove the model's masquerade and resurrect her in plaster clay. I drain the desire from her thick lips and wipe her snake-like eye rims with purified water.”
Rare Goryeo-era Buddhist statues unearthed in North Korea
Rare Buddhist statues presumed to have been produced during the Goryeo Kingdom (918-1392) have been recently unearthed in the mountains of North Korea. The gilt-bronze seated Amitabha Buddha triad has been found in Mount Geumgang in Gangwon Province, while the silver-gilt seated Bhaisajyaguru Buddha triad has been excavated in Mount Myohyang in Pyongan Province in recent week...
Korean Pavilion ready for Venice Biennale after controversies
For the upcoming 59th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the Korean Pavilion will transform into “a mammoth organic body,” where artist Kim Yun-chul's site-specific installations and the pavilion's changed building structure will intermingle harmoniously, according to its curator, Lee Young-chul.
'Archeological' discovery of Nam June Paik's avant-garde spirit
In 1977, two weeks before he turned 45, Nam June Paik (1932-2006) declared it was “time for Archeology of Avantgarde” - an unusual phrase he chose to trace the origins of his avant-garde spirit of experimentation that would help set the foundations of his imposing legacy as a video art visionary.
[INTERVIEW] Fate of Korean language instructors reveals other side of Korean wave
In the third act of Seo Su-jin's novel, “Korean Teachers,” three Korean language instructors at Seoul's H University meet up for dinner on the first day of fall term classes, amid hopes for a trouble-free semester. While waiting for their dishes to be served, one throws a question out to the table: “How many people did they fire this semester?” An answer comes, rather nonchal...
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