Stranger Than Psy: Lim Chang-Jeong is Quietly Hilarious

Perhaps we’ve all had our share Gangnam Style and Gentleman, but fortunately there’s a new weirdo in town. Say hello, or rather, yeoboseyo to K-Pop’s newest quirky star. 

The Story of a Defection: How Hyeonseo Lee Escaped From North Korea

Hyeonseo Lee managed to escape the oppressive and isolated regime of North Korea. Then she went back for her family and did it again.

Wooden Faces in the Rain: Andong’s International Maskdance Festival

Last weekend we visited the 2013 Andong International Maskdance festival, a brilliant display of color, movement, and sound. The festival continues until this Sunday.

Itaewon Burning: Early Morning Fire in Seoul’s International District

10 Magazine is reporting that a fire broke out early this morning in Itaewon, Seoul’s infamous international district. There are no reported injuries, but approximately one block of the main street has been destroyed.

City of the Damned: American Idiot in Seoul Until September 22nd

In 2004, Green Day released a concept album that would ultimately be realized as a highly successful Broadway musical. American Idiot has now packed up from the broadway stages and is on the road, in Seoul until September 22.

Accidentally, On Purpose: Korean Man Publicly Commits Suicide

In Seoul last week a male rights activist jumped off a bridge in Seoul in front of photographers and disappeared into the murky water below.

Korean Beauty Clones: It’s Not as Bad as You Think

Last month a global conversation on the prevalence of plastic surgery in South Korea was started when a Reddit user posted side-by-side images of the Miss Daegu pageant contestants and revealed an eerie set of clone-like faces.

No Moses Required: The Parting of the Sea on Jin Island

One of the most well-known bible stories is that of Moses parting the sea to allow the Jews to escape their Egyptian masters. But there’s an annual sea parting that is much lesser known that proves that you don’t need divine intervention to walk across the ocean floor.