60% of actresses have been offered benefits for sex

A report jointly conducted by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Korean Women’s Development Institute interviewed 111 actresses and 240 actress-hopefuls between September and December of last year, says the Korea Times. The findings? More than 60 percent of the interviewees received at least one proposal to have sexual intercourse from influential figures […]

2010: a bumper year for Korean film?

Not so long ago, the Korean film industry seemed to be in the doldrums. Darcy, Twitch and others were sounding notes of gloom that Korean cinema had lost its way. But then things picked up again, with blockbusters such as Haeundai, and new indie films such as Breathless making the headlines and bringing in the […]

Tablo interviewed by CNN

by Saharial The dark jumper and checked shirt might not be the average wear by hip hop artistes, but then Tablo of the group Epik High is not your average hip hop star. Well spoken, Stanford educated, he was interviewed on a number of topics by CNN earlier this week including the censorship of his […]

Susanna Kim piano recital in Stow-on-the-Wold

News of an upcoming piano recital in the picturesque Cotswolds this weekend: Susanna Kim from South Korea (presently studying at the Berlin University of Arts) Saturday 24th April at 7.00pm in St. Edward’s Church Stow-on-the-Wold In a varied programme of music by Bach & Schumann Tickets in advance £8.00 (under 18s £5.00) from “Go Stow” […]

On hearing the first court nightingale: Reflections on music in Korea in the 1970s

An interesting talk later this month at the KCC: On First Hearing the Court Nightingale Reflections on Music in Korea in the 1970s Emeritus Professor Keith Pratt (University of Durham) Date & Time: Wednesday, 28th April 2010 6.30pm Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, Korean Cultural Centre Email to info@kccuk.org.uk or call +44(0)20 7004 2600 to reserve your […]