• The Agony and Ecstasy of Learning Korean, Expressed by Memes

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

    Korean Provocateur: the Harrowing Films of Kim Ki-duk (1960-2020)

    For this week's Korea Blog, Colin Marshall remembers director Kim Ki-duk.

    Pansori at the Disco: Leenalchi, the New-Old Korean Musical Phenomenon of 2020, Gets Frustrated Tourists Dancing

    For this week's Korea Blog, Colin Marshall dives into the 2020 music sensation Leenalchi.

    Five Years a Seoulite: Looking Back at the Korea Blog’s First Half-Decade

    Colin Marshall looks back on changes in Korea since he began writing about it for LARB.

    Proper Travel: Island-Hopping Englishman Michael Gibb’s A Korean Odyssey

    "Even when transplanted to the other side of the world, it seems, a man from an island not known for its pleasant weather will seek out more of the same."

    Revisiting the Late Kevin O’Rourke’s My Korea, a Curious Memoir of a Land that Gets in the Blood

    Colin Marshall remembers Kevin O'Rourke's long-haul observations of changes in Korean society.

    Clarice Lispector Reborn in David Lynch’s Seoul: An Introduction to Outsider Novelist-Essayist Bae Suah

    Colin Marshall discusses the enigmatic and subtle qualities of Bae Suah's fiction.