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  • Novelist Lee Oi-soo to Have Surgery for Stomach Cancer

    2014/10/26, Source,
    Novelist Lee Oi-soo has been diagnosed with stomach cancer and will undergo surgery next Wednesday. Lee broke the news on Twitter account on Wednesday, saying the test results were worse than he had thought,...More
  • "Apostle" to be aired in Geneva UN Human Rights Council

    2014/02/28, Source,
    The movie "Apostle", which is about the North Korea human rights reality, is being screened at the Genera UN Human Rights Council on the 19th. Taepoong Korea announced this statement on the 28th,...More
  • Lee Oi-soo and Heo Ji-woong mourn over the passing of Lee Seong-gyou

    2013/12/12, Source,
    Director Lee Seong-gyou who created "My Barefoot Friend" passed away on the 13th due to an illness. Lee Seong-gyou suffered from liver cancer and passed away at 2:20 AM on the 13th. He was diagnosed with the late stage of his condition while directing the movie "SHIVA, Throw Your Live" and was moved to a hospice department as his condition worsened,...More
  • Woo Jong-hwan dead... friends dumbfounded

    2012/09/18, Source,
    Creative director Woo Jong-hwan's friends and those who were close to him are mourning at their loss. Comedian Jung Joon-ha who met him through the TV program "Infinity Challenge" posted, "Jong-hwan..." on his Twitter,...More
  • Jung Ga-eun shows respect for Woo Jong-hwan's death

    2012/09/17, Source,
    Actress Jung Ga-eun mourns at the news of Woo Jong-hwan's death. She posted on her Twitter on the 16th, "I hope you put aside your troubles and rest in peace". Other celebs are expressing their mourning for the man,...More
  • Opposition blasts novelist backing ruling candidate

    2012/04/11, Source,
    Lee Oi-soo By Kim Jung-yoon Opposition supporters attacked Lee Oi-soo with fierce criticism after the novelist-turned-instigator tweeted support for a ruling Saenuri Party candidate on twitter Monday. "I support Han Ki-ho, Saenuri candidate running for underdeveloped border areas of Cheorwon-eup, Hwacheon-eup, Yanggu-gun and Inje-gun of Gangwon Province, as I believe Han has firm determination and enthusiasm", said Lee on his Twitter account, instead of backing Jung Tae-soo of the main opposition Democratic United Party (DUP),...More
  • Parties to capitalize on social media

    2012/01/07, Source,
    Activists stage a rally calling for the revision of the Election Law in front of the Constitutional Court in Seoul, Thursday. The rally came immediately after the court ruled that the Election Law prohibiting pre-election campaigning via Twitter and other social networking services was unconstitutional. Korea Times file By Chung Min-uck The Constitutional Court's ruling Thursday on the use of social networking services (SNS) for election campaigns has prompted political parties to take full advantage of the new tool prior to the general and presidential elections this year,...More
  • Korean movies opening today 2011/12/15 in Korea

    2011/12/15, Source,
    Korean movies opening today 2011/12/15 in Korea "More
  • Added new images for the upcoming Korean documentary "My Barefoot Friend"

    2011/12/09, Source,
    Added new images for the upcoming Korean documentary "My Barefoot Friend",...More
  • Added new stills and video for the upcoming Korean documentary "My Barefoot Friend"

    2011/11/29, Source,
    Added new stills and video for the upcoming Korean documentary "My Barefoot Friend",...More
  • Many Young People Believe Online Rumors

    2011/11/10, Source,
    A substantial proportion of younger Koreans believe online rumors of impending doom as a result of the Korea-U.S. free-trade agreement and other conspiracy theories, a straw poll suggests. Some 49 percent in their 20s through 40s believe Korea will become an economic colony of the U.S. if the FTA takes effect,...More
  • Winter Olympics a Bigger Boost for Korea Than K-Pop

    2011/11/09, Source,
    Foreigners who live in Korea or have visited the country say Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics did more to boost Korea's image than K-pop. The Corea Image Communication Institute, which looks for ways to improve Korea's image abroad, surveyed 211 foreign diplomats, academics, CEOs, artists and other opinion leaders from Oct. 10 to Nov. 7, and 55.3 percent said the Pyeongchang bid played the biggest role in improving Korea's image,...More
  • Celebrities support Park

    2011/10/20, Source,
    Gong Ji-young By Chung Min-uck The liberal camp is elated by famous public figures rallying behind Park Won-soon, the unified opposition candidate, with less than a week left before the Seoul mayoral by-election on Oct. 26. The mayoral vote has become even more unpredictable, in a neck-and-neck race, as various opinion polls show. Many celebrities Thursday gathered at the headquarters of the liberal camp's joint election committee in Anguk-dong, Seoul, to discuss how to support Park, who is recently slipping in the polls though he had led in the initial stage,...More
  • More celebrity donors rush to help Japan quake victims

    2011/03/15, Source,
    Actor Song Seung-heon donated 200 million won for emergency relief in earthquake-stricken Japan. / Korea Times file By Lee Hyo-won An increasing number of local artists and cultural organizations, including "hallyu" celebrities and religious groups, are making donations to earthquake-struck Japan. On Monday evening, actor Song Seung-heon, popular in the neighboring country through TV soaps, donated 200 million won for emergency relief to the Salvation Army Korea Territory, said the organization,...More
  • Koreans who shine in 2010

    2010/12/27, Source,
      Politics In the June 2 local elections, Kim Moon-soo of the ruling Grand National Party was reelected as governor of Gyeonggi Province, defeating Rhyu Si-min, the opposition's unified candidate and a close confidant of the late former President Roh Moo-hyun. Since then, Kim, with the image of a hard-working administrator, has enjoyed solid support in his province, emerging as a potential candidate for the next presidency. As governor, he has pushed for an ambitious project to build an underground high-speed train, the GTX, short for Great Train Express. The express train, once completed by 2017, will link satellite cities and the capital, running up to 200 kilometers per hour,...More
  • So Ji-sub to release a photo essay

    2010/08/24, Source,
    Korean actor So Ji-sub from his book "The Journey of So Ji-sub" [51K] Korean actor So Ji-sub will be releasing a photo essay about his travels during the summer of 2010, according to his agency 51K Entertainment on Tuesday. 51K announced that the book titled "The Journey of So Ji-sub" will feature photographs and stories from his summer trip to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) and various regions in the Gangwon Province, the eastern region of Korea,...More
  • Hye-seon: 'I Have Become Positive as I Directed Movie'

    2010/06/17, Source,
    When we mention actress Ku Hye-sun, the modifier "jack-of-all-trades" always follows. She undertakes various activities such as writing a novel and drawing illustrations and plays all over in and outside of the picture tube. At this time, she is attracting interest as she has directed a movie for the first time. The interviewer met Ku Hye-sun at a café located in Samcheong-dong in Jongno-gu on June 15. When she listened to the phrase "jack-of-all-trades", she burst into laughter and said, "You have given too big a compliment to me even though there are actually not many things that I can do very well. Why do you call me 'jack-of-all-trades?' I do not understand. Anyway, I really appreciate that you call me such a nice word. I feel much more responsibility. I hope that I can do things, which I like to do, very well in the future not just to be remembered for my favorite work",...More
  • Lee Oi-soo Chosen as Most Popular Novelist

    2009/07/22, Source,
    By Han Sang-hee
    Staff Reporter

    Lee Oi-soo is Korea's favorite novelist, according to Gallup Korea.

    A survey to celebrate the research fir,...
  • Ku Hye-sun Shows Versatile Talent on "Literature With A Voice"

    Actress Ku Hye-sun, 25, who played a leading role in the TV drama ",...More
  • 2008 Literature: Return of Korean Novels
    2008/12/19, Source,
    By Chung Ah-young
    Staff Reporter

    This year, Korean literature has resurged, surpassing the popularity of the self-help and practical books, which usually sell well in economic slump.

    According to Kyobo Bookstore, many novels dealing with family values and warm-hearted emotions garnered popula,...
  • Audi Picks Korea's Most Successful Men

    2008/12/02, Source,
    From left mime Yoo Jin-kyu, actor Ha Jung-woo, designer Jung Wook-jun, singer GDragon of Big Bang, baseball coach Kim Kyung-moon, movie director,...More
  • The sitcom "The Secret of Keu Keu Island" is a comedy and thriller about people stranded on a remote island

    2008/08/29, Source,
    The MBC sitcom "The Secret of Keu Keu Island" (writer,...More
  • Online Bloggers Choose 'Wandeugi' as Best Novel of the Year
    2008/08/28, Source,
    Online bloggers have selected Kim Ryeo-ryeong's coming-of-age novel "Wandeugi" ("Punch") as the best literary work published in the past year.

    According to a recent survey conducted,...
    2008/07/11, Source,
    Singer advocates Korean Dokdo claim

    Korean Singer Kim Jang-hoon made waves in the New York Times, financing a full-page advertisement regarding Korea's sovereign claim over the islands of Dokdo and naming rights to its surrounding body of,...
  • [ChanMi's drama news] New Sitcom, will it be as good as "High Kick!" ?

    2008/07/03, Source,
    MBC is launching a new sitcom titled "The Secret of Keu Keu Island". This new sitcom will come after the current sitcom "Elephant" this 21st. The same staff: producer, writer, director, cameramen and same lighting crew from "High Kick!" are together for this new project. What brings the most attention to this sitcom is that it will mostly be outdoors!,...More

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