• You Can Check in Any Time You Want, But You Can Never Leave: The First Korean “Comfort Woman” Novel, Kim Soom’s One Left

    Colin Marshall finds Kim Soom's novel at odds with recent "shoddy scholarship" on the topic of how voluntarily Korean women were sent to comfort stations.

    From Seoul to the Stars: The Journey of Indie Synth-Electro-K-Pop Queen Neon Bunny

    Colin Marshall writes on the K-pop phenom Neon Bunny (야광토끼) and her place in the Korean popular culture firmament.

    We Live in a Building-Turned-Society: The Vertiginously Satirical Sci-Fi of Bae Myung-Hoon’s Tower

    Colin Marshall discusses a recent entrant in the world of Korean science fiction by Bae Myung-Hoon.

    Hotels of Pyongyang: A New Photo Book Showcases the Magnificent Kitsch of North Korean Hospitality

    "Living in South Korea, my own fascination with the land north of the border has drifted less toward moral outrage than apathy."

    A Beloved Children’s Story Turned Psychedelic Rural Reverie: Go Yeong-nam’s The Shower (1978)

    Colin Marshall analyzes the film adaptation of the ever-popular Korean YA story "The Shower."

    King Sejong the Great: A Star Trek Writer Pays Novelistic Tribute to the Korean Alphabet’s Creator

    "For a book written in tribute to hangul and aimed at a non-Korean readership, it doesn't offer much of an opportunity to learn the alphabet."

    The Agony and Ecstasy of Learning Korean, Expressed by Memes

    Colin Marshall finds some levity among the Korean language-learning community.