Where Modern Korean Drama Began: the Heroism, Villainy, and Idealism of Yi Kwang Su’s The Soil

Charles Montgomery on where modern Korean drama began: the heroism, villainy, and idealism of Yi Kwang Su's "The Soil."

From Language Lessons to Sex Slavery: Korea’s New Comfort-Woman Comedy I Can Speak

Colin Marshall for the BLARB Korea Blog on Korea's new comfort-woman comedy "I Can Speak."

Three Recent Books, Including a Funny and Inventive Graphic Novel, On What It Means to Be a Korean

Charles Montgomery provides three recent books, including a funny and inventive graphic novel, on what it means to be a Korean.

Consumerism Is Culture: a Visit to Korea’s Lotte Department Store

Stefano Young visits Korea's Lotte department store on a trip to Korea to see his girlfriend's family.

Why K-Pop is the Same as Classic Rock

The Korea Blog's Colin Marshall argues that K-Pop is the Same as Classic Rock.

The Explorer’s Guide to Korean Fiction in Translation: The Fractured Postmodern Adventures of Jung Young Moon, Park Min-Gyu, and Other Contemporary Writers

Charles Montgomery discusses the fractured postmodern adventures of Jung Young Moon, Park Min-Gyu, and others.

The Korean Health Club: A Cultural Trial by Fire, Ice, and Nakedness

Stefano Young visits a Korean Health Club with his girlfriend's father.