• 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.

    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."