Following the Money with Ma Yinchu

By Austin Dean Who pays for what? This is an eternal source of disagreement in public administration. It’s the question …

Korea’s English Fever, or English Cancer?

By Colin Marshall  A young Korean lady walks down the street, textbooks in her arms and earbuds in her ears. …

Bringing Empress Wu Back to Life (on the Page)—A Q&A with Weina Dai Randel

By Susan Blumberg-Kason Last year, Weina Dai Randel was virtually unknown. Now she’s causing a stir in literary scenes from …

“Factory Complex”: How (But Not Why) Working Women Have it So Bad in Korea

By Colin Marshall  Last week I spent a few nights downtown at the venerable Seoul Cinema (established 1964, which more …

When Conan Came to Korea

By Colin Marshall  I first moved to Los Angeles not long after Conan O’Brien did, or more precisely, after he …

Fonzie

By Bernadette Murphy The desk of Alex, a salesman at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, features a picture of Fonzie sitting on …

Capturing Seoul’s Street Style: Michael Hurt’s Fashion Photography

By Colin Marshall  Last month we featured the work of Seoul-based Korean-black American street photographer Michael Hurt here on the …