Literature museums built for fame, not books 2013/01/26, Source,
The Kim You-jeong House of Literature in Chuncheon, Gangwon
The friendly rivalry between localities in Korea has taken a turn for the academic. Aiming to up their name recognition and draw more tourist dollars, local towns are now competing to attract famous authors and build literature museums. Though the museums can be expensive and have a disputed track record, the Korean Literature House Association has been flooded with inquiries from local governments planning to construct them. Lee Gang-seok, secretary general of the association, explained though that most towns aren't so interested in the literature,...More
Choi Soo-jong in first film since 1994 2012/11/19, Source,
After 18 years, Choi Soo-jong will be back on the silver screen this week, but he won't be paid. Choi volunteered to appear in "Iron Bag Man" to honor the late Chinese food delivery man and philanthropist. In the movie, which is to be released Thursday, Choi, 50, will play the late Kim Woo-soo, whose good deeds came to light after he died at age 54 in a motorbike accident in September 2011 in Seoul. Kim, who grew up as an orphan, helped five under-privileged children for years despite his 700,000 won ($641) monthly salary,...More
Entertainers mourn Jo Kyeong-hwan 2012/10/15, Source,
The passing of esteemed actor Jo Kyeong-hwan has caused quite a ripple online with many entertainers tweeting their condolences. Jo, 67, died on Saturday after battling liver cancer, and his early departure has shocked those who knew and loved him. Comedian Nam Hee-seok tweeted on Sunday that meeting Jo was one of the "most profound" moments of his life,...More
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