| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:30 PM
When you step off the plane at Busan's Gimhae airport, Robert De Niro is there to welcome you. Not literally, of course, but everywhere you turn, that familiar mole, those permanently squinted eyes, and that strained, insidious smile entreat you to...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Jeong Tae-sung cannot be credited with inventing Korean major CJ Entertainment's initiative to expand film activities into China -- that has been under way for six years -- but the 49-year-old exec is making sure the Korean conglom's initiatives take root...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
An American expat residing overseas in London, Kalliope Lee makes her novel debut with "Sunday Girl" (Psychopomp Press). Set in 1991 Seoul, the book tells the story of two college-age friends struggling to live with the violent attack they both survived....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Tom Hiddleston had just spent six weeks living inside the melancholy mind-set of a vampire for a new Jim Jarmusch […]...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:40 PM
A trove of Korean antiquities worth millions of dollars has been seized in San Diego.
The antiquities, nine seals dating to the Korean Empire and Joseon Dynasty, were in the possession of the family of a deceased Marine lieutenant who had served in...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 11:27 AM
I have an Irish friend who considers Thanksgiving to be the best of America's holidays.
"No other country gives thanks like the U.S. does," she told me. "It's uplifting."
Two of my most memorable Thanksgivings, however, were spent outside...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:30 PM
South Korean government officials want the United States to investigate the circumstances surrounding a 16th century Korean royal seal that they believe was stolen out of a shrine in Seoul before being acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:02 AM
Ji Yeo is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design, her BFA in Visual Communication from National University, Seoul, Korea, and a certificate in General Studies from the International...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:38 AM
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, the Pyongyang regime's de facto No. 2 official, has probably been ousted from his posts, South Korea's state spy agency said Tuesday.
In a report released at a meeting with lawmakers, the...
| Dec 2, 2013
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Food writers love to compare delicious food to crack cocaine--I've done it at least 50 times myself--but it turns out we had it all wrong. A recent study at Connecticut College demonstrated that lab rats preferred...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:46 PM
SEOUL — In a palace intrigue that could shake the foundations of North Korea, 30-year-old leader Kim Jong Un has purged from the leadership the powerful uncle who had been his de facto regent for the last two years, North Korean news media confirmed...