Opinion & Insight
A Weighty Matter: Are Koreans Really Getting too Fat?
Korea, it seems, is in the midst of an ‘obesity epidemic.’ That’s according to the National Health Insurance...
Tharp On: The End of the Year
Chris Tharp recaps 2014, month by month, blow by blow.
When Culture Gets Too Close For Comfort
What's your personal space? When is it 'too close for comfort'?
Her Midnight Run, My Empathy
My best friend’s replacement at her hagwon pulled an infamous “midnight run” recently. Her escape wasn’t discovered until...
Korea’s Gender Imbalance: The Fight for Power
The issue of gender equality is front and center—and some don’t like that.
Danger to Democracy: The Dominionist Movement
Within standard acceptable American Christianity there has arisen a movement that has been defined as the “Dominionist Movement”...
Welcome Back to the Gilded Age and Other Dangers to American Democracy
A recent television documentary on the History channel provided much interesting information..
Gender Empowerment in the Classrooms of South Korea
While male and female students in South Korea spend years as rivals and equals in the classroom, the...
Study Asks: Will South Koreans Be Extinct in the 28th Century?
A recent population simulation shows that the current fertility rate will make for an abundance of housing in...
The K-Pop Cringe: Is the Korean Wave Living Up to the Hype?
Six high schools in three countries in three years. That was me from 1989 to 1992. Considering how...