search close
Sun, December 3, 2023 | 05:56
Danish-Korean band Meejah explores transnational roots
Meejah may sound like a Korean woman's name, but that's just a coincidence, because the Danish-Korean post-rock/experimental band actually gets its name from an alternative spelling of the word “media.”
[PINNACLE'S ITAEWON] Seoul's best neighborhood for shisha
It should be public knowledge that Itaewon is the go-to place for indulging in the finest hookah experiences in Seoul. Whether you call it “hookah,” “shisha” or “the pipe,” shisha lovers in Seoul all want to know where to go to indulge in exceptional shisha experiences.
[LIFE'S OLLE TRAILS 5] Getting ice cream and umbrellas from strangers
So what, exactly, happened on the Olle Trails? Route 3-B. Typhoon weather. I was trudging along the seaside without an umbrella, staring at the fish farms. Jindo dogs observed me from their plastic houses. A Vietnamese farmer slowed down his car and pulled over next to me, sticking an umbrella out the window.
Haebangchon's dual protections fade away
There's one big factor driving changes in Yongsan District including Haebangchon (HBC), and it's something that's inevitable. The redeployment of U.S. military forces out of U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Yongsan down south to USAG Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, means that this is no longer a military area.
Richard Underwood passes away at age 96
Richard (Dick) Underwood, grandson of pioneer missionaries Horace Grant Underwood (1859-1916) and Lilias Horton Underwood (1851-1921), son of Horace H. and Ethel Van Wagoner Underwood, passed away of heart failure in Urbana, Illinois, on June 25.
Rabbithole Arcade Pub's drag shows welcome all - but watch your liver
It's the Year of the Rabbit, that quick and crafty little mammal that escapes from the Dragon King who wants to eat its liver. People entering Rabbithole Arcade Pub in central Seoul's Haebangchon (HBC) neighborhood are similarly advised to watch out for their livers.
Comedian from Poland comes to Seoul for stand-up set
Peter Szumowski, a stand-up comedian and YouTuber from Poland, is coming to Korea to take the stage at The Studio HBC this Friday. Poland may not have a stand-up scene as big as New York or London, however, Szumowski told The Korea Times that the country does have a tight-knit community of stand-up comedians.
Haebangchon contains layers of history
Throughout its history, central Seoul's Haebangchon (HBC) neighborhood has always been welcoming to migrants and the vulnerable in search of a place to call home.
[KOREA ENCOUNTERS] US Embassy evacuates Seoul in June 1950
The founding of the Republic of Korea in August 1948 brought the U.S. occupation of southern Korea to an end. As U.S. military administrators left, the new State Department-run American Mission in Korea (AMIK) was organized.
[LIFE'S OLLE TRAILS 4] Going full white lady in the woods
All right, we started this series with a secret. Do you want to know another? Initially, I wasn't going to write this editorial. The premise seemed too…“Eat, Pray, Love on Jeju Island.” And unlike Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Pray, Love fame, I wouldn't receive a $200,000 book advance to finance my spiritual awakening.
12345678 9 10