How Korea’s Version of TED Talks Aims to Heal Korean Society

Korea's version of Ted Talks is called "Sebashi," and its most popular talks are all about helping Koreans find a better way to live.

Korean Cinema Looks Back at 1987, When Students Died and Democracy Was Born

Colin Marshall reflects on how Korea's "June Struggle" is depicted in Korean Cinema.

Why Has Korea Hired Gordon Ramsay to Be Its Big Brother?

Colin Marshall wonders why Gordon Ramsay has become the spokesperson for Korea's most boring beer.

Korea Has Started Using English Names — But When Will It Stop?

Colin Marshall considers why Starbucks employees in Korea — and many other people — adopt "English names" in place of their given ones.

Korea in the World and the World in Korea: Selections from the LARB Korea Blog’s Second Year

The LARB Korea Blog's second year has proven eventful not just within Korea but in the relationship between Korea and the rest of the world.

Yoo Jae-ha’s K-Pop Masterpiece Because I Love You, 30 Years After His Untimely Death

Colin Marshall reflects on the K-Pop song "Because I Love You" by Yoo Jae-ha, who died 30 years ago at the age of 25.

At the Intersection of Korea and Mongolia: the Uncompromising Stories of Jeon Sungtae’s Wolves

Charles Montgomery discusses Jeon Sungtae’s "Wolves," which collects 10 short stories focused on Mongolia and the Korean experience there.