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Source | 2014/08/16 | | Permalink

The musical "Dracula" has been attracting hundreds of fans with K-pop star Kim Jun-su's highly appraised lead role at the Seoul Arts Center...More

Art displays, music shows proliferate in honor of pope

Source | 2014/08/16 | | Permalink

Kun-woo Paik and Jo Sumi

Artifacts that rarely travel outside of Italy and the Vatican are coming to Korea to celebrate Pope Francis's five-day visit.

The Gates of Paradise, the east door of the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, can be viewed in a six-month exhibition starting Friday at the National Palace Museum of Korea in central Seoul...More

Hotel Events

Source | 2014/08/16 | | Permalink

InterContinental Seoul COEX

Aug. 22: InterContinental Seoul COEX will launch a one-day festival this August.

At "Summer Carnival", participants can roam freely around the hotel restaurants to sample their various menus, along with limitless wines, cocktails and other beverages. On the day of the promotion, three restaurants within the hotel will jointly offer Asian cuisine based on the theme "Asian Live", with treats from Korea, China, Japan and India.

If you want to indulge, you can choose from two types of passes. The first allows entry to "Asian Live" and the Lobby Lounge where German draft beer and sausages will be available. The second pricier pass, however, allows guests to dine at all of the hotel's restaurants...More

Museum seeks to recapture lost culture

Source | 2014/08/16 | | Permalink

Director Jung Mi-sook looks at a building that was transported to the Korea Furniture Museum from a house once occupied by a relative of Queen Min of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). By Kwon Hyuk-jae

Creating the Korea Furniture Museum in the scenic area of Seongbuk-dong, Seoul, might have seemed extravagant at the time, but it's now considered worthwhile - the privately run facility has become a must-see destination for overseas VIPs.

Last month alone President Park Geun-hye and Chinese Prime Minister Xi Jinping visited this elusive institution that is kept a secret from ordinary people...More

Kinetic street cuisine

Source | 2014/08/16 | | Permalink

To tell the truth, street food in Korea is nothing new. On every corner and every street, you'll find food stalls selling the new, the bizarre and the playful. All the food is designed to travel and you'll often see high-heeled women walking with a hot dog on a stick or suited men standing next to a food stall to grab a quick bite. In Korea, this is the original fast food.

Korean street food is a wonderful fusion of creativity, culture, and mobility. Some of the foods, like braised silkworm larvae, are simply bizarre, while others are playful, such as the tornado potato: A whole potato cut to look like a spiral staircase. Others seem to have come straight out of the TV show MacGyver. The ColPop, for instance, is a soda cup with a bowl on top for a lid. Pieces of crispy fried chicken sit on top, so you can sip your soda and eat your chicken on the run. The Korean streets are a wonderland of interesting treats and you can eat three full meals (and between-meal snacks) on the go...More

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