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Wed, December 1, 2021 | 06:08
Actress Lee Young-ae donates 100 mil. won for child abuse victims
Actress Lee Young-ae donated 100 million won ($92,000) for child abuse victims and frontline healthcare workers fighting to contain COVID-19, according to Asan Medical Center in Seoul on Wednesday.
Use your evenings wisely to earn side income
“The Power of an Evening Routine” published by Dongyang Books is a guidebook for full-time workers seeking extra income. Author Ryu Han-bin encourages readers to make the most of their evenings after knocking off from their main job by working on something extra ― for money or just for fun.
When ethical lapses revealed, stars quit, politicians stay
When stars' ethical lapses are revealed, they apologize and drop out of TV shows or films they're shooting to take responsibility for their past misconduct. Sometime later - usually after a certain period of hiatus - they stage a comeback at least pretending they're sorry for their past actions.Yet these acts of repentance and taking of responsibility for past misconduct seem...
Cinema in 2021: Netflix-Disney Plus battle looming large
Amid almost all sectors of the arts and entertainment reeling from COVID-19, there's one outlier that has been thriving since the outbreak of the pandemic - streaming services. Netflix has seen a surge in subscriptions, thanks to the pandemic, stoking fears among some ill-prepared local film studios, concerned about what the dominance of Netflix means for the future of the pr...
K-movie revisited: 'Hit and Run Squad' deserves second chance
Director Han Jun-hee's 2019 crime movie “Hit and Run Squad” reminded me of an unknown singer who received the long overdue spotlight on TV Chosun's hit show “Miss Trot 2.” That singer is Kim Eui-young, a contestant who failed to make the cut in Season 1 but chose to try and prove herself again in Season 2.
Bleak Christmas [PHOTOS]
Christmas Day is the latest victim of COVID-19. On the bleak Christmas Eve, the empty Seoul downtown streets leave people cheerless. The spirit of Christmas is missing. The Salvation Army's bell ringer is solitary as there are few passers-by. Donations are hard to come by.
Despite generational rift in music, trot fandom wider than expected
The annual Gallup survey found a rare phenomenon: trot fandom is wider than expected. In general, younger people prefer trendy K-pop over any other music, whereas older people are fascinated with old-fashioned trot songs, confirming a generational rift in people's music preferences. But the annual survey also uncovered that trot fandom is wider than expected.
Same old show? 'Miss Trot 2' defies talent drain
TV Chosun's 'Miss Trot 2' hit the jackpot. “Miss Trot 2” premiered on cable network TV Chosun, Thursday night, with a stunning 28.6 percent viewership rating, nearly 5 percent higher than JTBC's sensational 2019 TV series “Sky Castle” which saw a 23.8 percent rating for its last episode.
Informed consumerism
Thanks to profit-savvy startups, consumers have various options to choose from when they're shopping. The sheer number of choices shoppers are faced with when searching for even the simplest of items can be overwhelming.This is exactly what happened to me the other day when I dropped by a department store on my way home to purchase fish oil. In the food supplements section, t...
2020 in pictures (April ~ July) [PHOTOS]
A gigantic party was born.The ruling Democratic Party of Korea swept the April 15 National Assembly elections by winning 180 seats out of the 300-member parliament.The election results were a foregone conclusion, even though the ruling party and the Moon Jae-in government were reeling from the aftermath of a series of corruption scandals involving some of its key members.