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A Brief History of Korean Cinema, Part One: South Korea by Era

Clinton Stamatovich takes a look at the interesting and rich history of Korean filmmaking.

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Danger to Democracy: The Dominionist Movement

Within standard acceptable American Christianity there has arisen a movement that has been defined as the “Dominionist Movement” (Dominionism). Their objective is to implement their version Christian Theology directly into the US Government. There is also a smaller but just as potent group of Christian dogmatists called the Reconstructionism Movement, that want to go even […]

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50,000 Garbage Bags to be Distributed at Fireworks Festival

An official in Suyeong-gu, Busan said it plans to hold a “Taking back the garbage campaign” for spectators that visit the 10th Busan fireworks festival held around Gwangalli Beach on the 25th.

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Police Cracking Down on Gangsters

Estimates show that the intensive police crackdown on so-called village gangsters that habitually bully the defenseless, the number of people caught over the past 50 days was 240 people in Busan.

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Haps Weekend Picks October 24,25,26

Two of the cities biggest events of the year return for another year, as Halloween fever and the fireworks are once again back in Busan.

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Kristjan Järvi Absolute Ensemble to Perform With Sarah Chang

Estonian-American conductor Kristjan Järvi leads the exciting new project, Absolute Korea, featuring violinist Sarah Chang with a performance next Sunday, October 26th, at the Busan Cinema Center Outdoor Theater. Show time begins at 7 p.m. According to the group, they take familiar traditional and modern Korean songs and add a pinch of modern flavor. The Korean-inspired […]

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Review: Marat Sarulu’s ‘The Move’

Marat Surulu’s The Move, a rare film festival entry for the nation of Kyrgyzstan, is a laborious, meditative, and plodding film. Though the sedating tendencies of its pace stymie the easy enjoyment of the nearly three hour epic, The Move will crawl into one’s senses as Surulu hypnotizes the viewer with beautiful cinematography. The mise-en-scene of the […]

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BFIA Invites Expats to Join the 4th Busan Galmaetgil Walk Day

The Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA), along with the Busan Walking Federation and T-broad, will host the 4th Busan Galmaetgil Walk Day. Free registration is available for foreigners who apply to the BFIA before October 29, 2014. ○ Date & Time: November 1, 2014, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ○ Venue: Haeundae Beach (Event […]

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The Style Files: Fall Food Skin Care 101

Antioxidants are important in slowing and preventing damage from free-radicals, molecules that cause signs of aging like wrinkles, dry skin and tissue damage.

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Divorce Rate Among Long Term Marriages Surges

The divorce rate among couples married for 20 years or longer surged to a record high last year.

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The Rise of French Cuisine in Busan

The city has seen a surge in establishments offering some real French dining options.

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The Big 2014 Haps Halloween Guide

Browse our guide and start making your plans for fright-night now.

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Egg McMuffins Go On Promotion

McDonald’s Korea has cut the price of its McMorning Egg McMuffin by 900 won during its latest promotion. The breakfast special usually priced at 2,400 won is now on sale for 1,500 won through November 6th. The Egg McMuffin is one of the biggest breakfast sellers for the company and comes with Canadian bacon, egg […]

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Day Tripping: Wonderful Oedo

One of the most secretive islands in Korea’s past, Oedo (pronounced WAY-do), is a little bit of paradise less than two hours from Busan and offers nature at its best for anyone looking for a respite from the city. The small, 14.5-hectare island, just a 20-minute boat ride south of Goeje Island, gives the impression […]

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The Charms of Changnyeong County, Part I

The county’s main claims to historical fame are that a minor victory over the Japanese was scored there in 1592

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Photos: Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival

Fall in South Korea brings with it the perfect outdoors temperature to make the most of being outdoors. One of the best ways to enjoy a day in the sun is to experience a few of the abundant festivals taking place all over the peninsula. Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival runs over five days from Wednesday […]

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IPark Dominate Gyeongnam 4-0

The Busan IPark used their best offensive output of the season to easily defeat Gyeongnam 4-0 at the Asiad World Cup Stadium Sunday afternoon. With the victory, their second in a row and seventh of the seasson, the IPark moved into ninth place, one point ahead of Seongnam. The IPark are now undefeated in five […]

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Samsung Clinches Fourth Straight Reg. Season Title

The Samsung Lions clinched their fourth consecutive pennant in the top South Korean baseball league with a narrow victory on Wednesday.

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KT Defeats LG 84-79, Improves to 2-1

Five KT players scored in double digits as the new look KT Sonic Boom improved to 2-1 on the season with an 84-79 victory over last year’s league finalists LG Sakers in Changwon. Marcus Lewis and Yoon Yeo-gwan led the KT attack with 14 points each, with Lewis adding 11 rebounds. KT outscored LG 24-15 […]

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