• The Colors of Pyongyang, Seoul’s Shadow Self

    Much of South Korea had some or all of last week off work, owing to the chuseok fall harvest festival. …

    Talk Like a Busanian: How to Master the Ever-Trendier Dialect of Korea’s Brash Second City

    Colin Marshall on the distinctive dialect of Korea's second-largest city, Busan.

    Short Skirts and Flying Chopsticks: Revisiting the “Worst” Essay on Korea, 10 Years Later

    Colin Marshall revisits Gabe Hudson's famously bad "Urban Seoul" and discusses Reif Larson's recent New York Times essay "Finding Yourself in Los Angeles."

    A Traveler’s Video of Seoul Astonishes, while Official Promotion of Korea Embarrasses

    A video that recently hit the internet may well turn out to be the year’s most effective piece of Korea-promotion …

    What Jonathan Gold Understood About Korea

    Colin Marshall on Jonathan Gold's appreciation for Korean food and Los Angeles's Koreatown.

    The Secret Koreanness of Sticky Monster Lab, the Character Brand I Struggle to Resist

    Colin Marshall on the charm of the Korean Sticky Monster Lab products.

    Could Seoul Be the Next Great Cyberpunk City?

    Colin Marshall looks back at the great cyberpunk novels and movies and posits that Seoul might be the next site of cyberpunk.