Three films zero in on the limitations of legal system 2012/11/01, Source,
Three new movies confront criminals who get off too easy: from left, "Confession of Murder", "Dirty Blood" and "Don't Cry Mommy". Provided by Daisy Entertainment and Nalgae
Forty-four high school boys were convicted of being involved in serial gang rapes of a middle school girl over the course of a year. The accused filmed the acts and threatened to distribute copies of the clip if the girl talked. The case wound up with only 10 boys sent to a juvenile corrections facility. Years later, the others are said to have led "normal lives", attending college or serving in the military. The young victim dropped out of high school after the mother of one of the convicted attackers came to the school and demanded that she file a petition to mitigate her son's sentence. As unrealistic as all this may sound, it happened to a 15-year-old girl in 2004 in Miryang, South Gyeongsang, and will be the basis of the upcoming film "Don't Cry Mommy",...More
Art and Culture 2012/08/10, Source,
It's finally Friday and I'm sure everyone is very excited to get some rest and sleep in. Today, our Michelle Kim brings us some events that are sure to get those of us in London and Seoul out of our homes over the weekend.
[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young
So what do you have for us today,...More
Book cafes entice readers 2012/04/22, Source,
A latest trend in the Hongdae cafe scene is the emergence of book cafes, which some publishers see as a new way of connecting with readers and boosting sales. / Courtesy of Cafe Comma
By Do Je-hae
The most striking feature of the Hongdae district in Seoul is the prevalence of bars, making it a typical young university student neighborhood. But the area is not just about clubs and indie music. Home to a top art university, the area is also known for its flea markets, restaurants and quirky cafes,...More
Novelist fuels naval base controversy 2012/03/12, Source, Gong Ji-young
By Yun Suh-young
Novelist Gong Ji-young chimed in on opponents' arguments against the construction of a naval base on Jeju Island, adding fuel to raging debate over the project.
Gong wrote on Twitter "You don't listen to the Jeju people nor budge at the cutting of the budget by the National Assembly. You, who beat innocent citizens and put them into the water, are nothing more than pirates", referring to the Navy,...More
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