| 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....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:24 PM
South Koreans may be the hardest-working people on the planet. Their work hours are notorious. They worked so much that in 2004 the government instituted a five-day, 40-hour initiative to dial down the workweek.
Saturdays off! All good, right? But a...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:59 PM
His fabled accomplishments occurred on a board, above a pool, across an international sports stage upon which he became one of the greatest of Olympic athletes.
Yet Greg Louganis is most frequently reminded of his past glory when he gets a haircut....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:05 PM
As the Lunar New Year and annual U.S.-South Korea war games approach, North Korea's erratic leader has issued both an appeal for a moratorium on "slander" between the Korean governments and a warning that the military exercises could provoke "unimaginable...
| 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...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:42 AM
SEOUL -- Leading up to the second anniversary of the death of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the Kim family has reappeared in public, only a few days after the reported execution of the current leader's uncle.
Following the announcement of Jang...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:02 AM
This was the worst episode of "The Bachelor" to date, further reinforcing my beliefs that Juan Pablo is as interested in finding a wife as Sean Lowe is in foregoing his time in the Honeymoon Suite on his wedding night.
Speaking of Sean, watching his...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:24 PM
BEIJING — It is North Korea's version of a youth revolution, and it's making a lot of people nervous.
At 30, Kim Jong Un may well be the world's youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, is best known as an avid Eric...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:03 PM
I don't suppose one can expect Stars and Stripes forever.
I refer not to Old Glory, America's cherished red, white and blue national symbol, but Stars and Stripes, the ubiquitous and venerated daily newspaper published for eons by the U.S. military....
| 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 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...