Can literature be next 'hallyu' hit? 2011/09/09, Source,
After prominent novelist Shin Kyung-sook rose to international fame with her landmark book "Please Look After Mom", global interest in Korean literature began to grow.
Shin said that Korean literature seems fresh to readers in other countries and its status is bigger than Koreans think. "They seem to be looking for an alternative in humanity and community spirit, which is richly expressed in Korean literature", she said in a recent press conference,...More
Sing, sing a song: Noraebang turns 20 2011/06/22, Source,
It was another Friday night in Seoul as 35-year-old office worker Moon Se-hwan walked arm-in-arm with two co-workers around the Hongdae area in western Seoul. Red-faced and seemingly a bit tipsy from drinking soju, the three wandered into Luxury Su Noraebang. "I've been working for almost 10 years, and going to noraebang, [Korean singing room], after a company dinner is an all-too-familiar routine for me now", Moon said as he selected a song to sing,...More