Are Koreans obsessed with poop? Maybe not. But certainly, the matter, ahem, comes up often enough that one has to wonder: What’s up with all these references to poop and the blasé attitude?
For decades, the pojangmacha was a fixture of South Korean nightlife. The old and young drank soju and chatted in these often tiny, cramped tents. Most of these street tents have disappeared, now to a cultural relic and tool of nostalgic indulgence. But some tents still remain; here are the voices of those inside.
This month marks 70 years of 4.3, one of the worst cases of violence perpetrated by the South Korean state against its own citizens. A different sort of tour shows Jeju beyond the teddy bears and postcard beaches.
When you think of 'traditional Korean palace,' you won't think of this white building. The Grand Conservatory has a complex past, now open to the public.
The world's oldest known newspaper is Relation, which was first published in 1605. But a South Korean Buddhist monk may have found one that precedes it.