There are many ways to comment on and cite literature, but moving images are harder to handled and quote. The history of cinematic thinking has long been tied to the shadow of literary concerns, taking its terms, theories and filtering them through audiovisual cues back to typographical symbols. Is there a way to articulate the themes, motifs, moments and magic found within films without relying on the power of the written word?...More
The Busan International Film Festival coming soon and calls for submissions, catch BiFan screenings online through KOBIZ, Variety looks at the genre and indie movement at this year's BiFan, and Erin McDermott reviews Lee Song-hee-il's 2013 film "Night Flight" for Beyond Hallyu...More
Do Western children enjoy Kimchi?, how to make a savoury Korean egg soufflé, Jin Joo combines avocado and pasta on Beyond Kimchi, and what do experts have to say about the link between food and tourism?...More
Feminism in Kpop on the rise, EYK explores Korea's drug culture, Emma Stone loves K-pop, and Irene Kim signs with Estée Lauder...More
Rainy skies over Bukchon Hanok, Seoul State of Mind visits Yeomiji Botanical Garden, TIME marks the anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, and what to keep in mind when taking pictures of your food to share online...More
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After romantic melodrama 'My Love Eun-dong', jTBC has something quite different coming up. "Last" is not looking like the kind of show which drama audiences are used to, but its cast, approach and the fact that it is based on a popular webtoon might deliver something substantial or at least entertaining. On the other hand, it might be shallow and messy, but one can hope...More
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Seong-ryong has tried to step into the role of conflict resolution- and it's not really working out all that well. The main issue is that while ministers have very fervent discussions about maybe doing something in the immediate future, meanwhile, people are still being brutalized out in the torture yard. The year is 1596 and this is still the best solution anybody can come up with to internal problems. At this rate it seems like the Japanese are going to invade again because the Koreans have learned absolutely nothing from the awful early times of the war...More
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