Pennames reveal hidden sides to Joseon scholars
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Pennames reveal hidden sides to Joseon scholars

-What is a ho penname (호, 號) and what does it have to do with us today? A typical Joseon scholar had at least three names. The myeong…

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Berlin chooses Korean star as best actress
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Berlin chooses Korean star as best actress

Kim Minhee wins the Silver Bear for Best Actress award at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, in Berlin on Feb. 18. Kim expresses her gratitude after receiving…

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[Movie Review] ‘Lucid Dream’: Unsalvageable mediocrity
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[Movie Review] ‘Lucid Dream’: Unsalvageable mediocrity

Domestic sci-fi crime thriller “Lucid Dream” is the story of a single father who visits his and others’ lucid dreams to find clues to track down the kidnapper…

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[Herald Interview] Behind the charisma, Lee Byung-hun is drawn to subtlety
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[Herald Interview] Behind the charisma, Lee Byung-hun is drawn to subtlety

In one of his most acclaimed performances, Lee Byung-hun plays a gang member ordered to spy on his boss’s wife in director Kim Jee-woon’s 2005 noir “A Bittersweet…

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‘On the Beach at Night Alone’ to open in March
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‘On the Beach at Night Alone’ to open in March

Director Hong Sang-soo’s much-talked-about new film will hit local theaters on March 23, according to the production company Jeonwonsa Film Co., Monday. Although the film won Kim Min-hee…

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British Museum training Iraqi experts to save Mosul heritage
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British Museum training Iraqi experts to save Mosul heritage

As Iraqi forces fight to take back Mosul from the Islamic State group, archaeologists trained by the British Museum are preparing for another battle — trying to save…

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British Council Korea launches yearlong UK arts festival
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British Council Korea launches yearlong UK arts festival

The British Council Korea on Monday kicked off a yearlong culture festival that will bring the latest arts and creative projects from the United Kingdom to different parts…

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Burberry draws on sculptor Henry Moore in fashion highlight
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Burberry draws on sculptor Henry Moore in fashion highlight

All eyes were on Burberry and creative director Christopher Bailey Monday night as London Fashion Week reached its starry climax. Bailey didn’t disappoint, drawing on the sculptor Henry…

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Ali to sing at Nathan East concert
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Ali to sing at Nathan East concert

Korean singer Ali has been invited by legendary bassist Nathan East to perform at his upcoming concert in Seoul as a guest singer, the show’s promoters said. The…

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Runners’ high in metropolis
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Runners’ high in metropolis

Walking up the steep Gyeongnidan-gil, Itaewon-dong on an evening, you may come across people jogging toward Namsan. The base camp for the group — sitting across the street…

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