"On my arrival in the United States, it was the religious atmosphere which first struck me," Alexis de Tocqueville writes in "Democracy in America."
"Culture is not necessarily our destiny," wrote the high-profile Korean activist and later president of South Korea Kim Dae-jung in 1994. "Democracy is."
Colin Marshall on Kim Sagwa's novel "Mina (미나)," newly out in English translation by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton.
Colin Marshall considers gender performance and androgyny, and the Korean Instagram account The Social Uniforms Project.
Colin Marshall considers the grotesque sensory of experience of Park Chul-soo's film "301, 302."
Colin Marshall on Pierrot Shopping, Korea's "new shopping paradigm."
No matter how much of an effort I make to explore Seoul, every so often something reminds me how much …
Colin Marshall on the YouTube book vlogging channel Winter Bookstore.
Colin Marshall reflects on "Michael Palin in North Korea."
Much of South Korea had some or all of last week off work, owing to the chuseok fall harvest festival. …