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Plus Moon’s and Hong’s plans to monitor the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office. And pushback on Ahn’s pledges for political reform.
by KOO Hee Eon · 10 MIN READ
Some Korean restaurants fall short of their matjib claims. Here’s some strategy for your online hunt.
by KOO Hee Eon · 9 MIN READ
The ongoing consequences of ineffective sex education in Korean schools.
by JEON Byung-geun from Chosun Biz · 52 MIN READ
A speechwriter for presidents Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun looks back on life in the Blue House. Also: the speeches of Park Geun-hye, his writing process, West Wing, and Korean Air’s handling of that “nut rage” incident.
by Subin KIM · 16 MIN READ
Published in 2009, The Private Life of a Nation imagined the impossible: the unification of South and North Korea. Here’s an introduction to the opinions of its author, Lee Eung-jun, and a translation of the second chapter.
by JEON Byung-geun from Chosun Biz · 50 MIN READ
From IU to Yim Jae-beom, Brown Eyed Girls to Choi Baek-ho… Kim Eana’s impact on K-pop lyrics of recent years is hard to overstate. She shares here on her origins, the music industry, and the way to a good line.
by KOO Hee Eon · 13 MIN READ
Time travel is fast becoming a staple element of Korean historical dramas. But sci-fi this is not. Our writer, from the Dong-A Ilbo, examines a case in point: Saimdang: Light’s Diary.
by YANG Heesong · 6 MIN READ
The latest census findings were published in December. Protestantism has, for the first time, become the biggest religion, with Buddhism and Catholicism in (seemingly) rapid decline. The director of a Christian think tank looks at the numbers, and the design of questions.
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Moon Jae-in is the clear frontrunner in the upcoming election. But national security has never been his strong suit. Subin Kim from Huffington Post Korea explains.
by R.H. Lee · 16 MIN READ
In his sixth book, Oh YoungWook uses his love of travel and illustration to take a fresh look at life. He talks with us about his motivations and creative process, and shares some excerpts.
by KOO Hee Eon · 18 MIN READ
Kim Eunsook is one of Korea’s most influential television screenwriters. Her early hits include Secret Garden and Lovers in Paris, which was watched by over half of the nation. And her latest—Descendants of the Sun and Goblin—were popular internationally too. Here, Koo Hee Eon from the Dong-A Ilbo traces the evolution of a key factor: Kim’s female leads.
by Hyowon KIM, Eric YOUNGSTROM · 8 MIN READ
A Korean psychiatrist and an American psychologist chat about the challenges of family communication.