[Weekender] Homeless animals in Korea: Finding homes for those who fall through the cracks

Emily Doran, an English teacher in Seoul, has found homes for more than 140 dogs over the past two years -- many of them “last-day dogs” from city shelters, where unclaimed strays can be killed aft...

Updated : 2018.10.25 17:12

[Weekender] Seoulites seek coexistence with stray cats

Change is taking place on the streets of Seoul for human-cat cohabitation. The Seoul city government’s stray cat policy centers on population control, but there’s more to homeless cats’ lives tha...

Updated : 2018.10.25 16:32

[Weekender] College students extend helping hands for feral cats

A stray kitten named “Popo” died after someone laced its food with rat poison and other chemicals. Another cat hid after suffering in a similar way. Last spring, there was even a couple trying to...

Updated : 2018.10.25 15:16

[Weekender] Hiking a national pastime with benefits, consequences

Hiking is a hugely popular pastime in Korea, with 32 million of the 51.6 million population said to visit a mountain at least once a year. Hiking’s popularity, and older generations’ apparently lo...

Updated : 2018.10.18 17:08

[Weekender] Keeping the mountain trails alive

Every autumn, a chunk of the population rushes to the mountains to enjoy the breathtaking hues of the fall foliage, but a number of environmentally unfriendly habits that they bring along have been p...

Updated : 2018.10.18 16:56

[Weekender] Mountaineering clothing climbs down to city life

Korea is a mountainous country with mountains taking up 70 to 80 percent of the land mass. Though downtown areas may barely hint at the presence of mountains amid the skyscrapers and traffic, there ...

Updated : 2018.10.18 15:43

[Weekender] Why BTS matters: From desert to ocean to world

In June, BTS’ “Magic Shop” blared through a crisis residential center in the central US. And it wasn’t a BTS fan who requested the song full of a hopeful message. A 20-something male survivor of ...

Updated : 2018.10.12 10:33

[Weekender] What’s behind BTS’ iconic message of ‘Love Yourself’

When BTS gave a speech themed on self-love at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in late September, fans were proud to see their idols at such a high-profile event that further propelled...

Updated : 2018.10.12 10:04

[Weekender] Rapidly-expanding universe of BTS merchandise sweeping global market

As BTS’ rising global presence sends its brand value soaring the group is putting out an ever-expanding array of merchandise. At the forefront of the endeavor is Line Friends’ BT21 -- a collection...

Updated : 2018.10.11 15:19

[Weekender] Natural, matte and rose for this fall

In line with the #MeToo movement in Korea, there have been ongoing efforts among women here to break free of their “social corsets” either consciously or subconsciously. The metaphorical corset ha...

Updated : 2018.10.04 15:27

[Weekender] Beauty from a Korean perspective

Western cosmetics giants have dominated the beauty industry for a long time, but Korean brands are increasingly setting new standards of beauty, driven by the worldwide popularity of K-pop. A growin...

Updated : 2018.10.04 14:14

[Weekender] Korean makeup companies paint new face of beauty

For beauty-trend followers around the world, “glass skin” has become a buzzword in recent years, as Korean skin care and makeup trends took social media by storm. Glass skin, a term used to descri...

Updated : 2018.10.04 14:12

[Weekender] Fall walks to art museums near Gyeongbokgung

The fall has arrived and so has the season for strolling. In downtown Seoul, the area near central palace Gyeongbokgung is the favorite haunt of locals and tourists alike looking to enjoy fine cultur...

Updated : 2018.09.27 16:53

[Weekender] Seoul spots for a stroll

Cars and people are not the only things the megalopolis is bustling with, as the fall has the Korean capital colored scarlet with falling leaves accompanying the cool breeze. There are a number of w...

Updated : 2018.09.27 16:50

[Weekender] In fall, Seoul offers bit of tradition, flair for fun

Breezy, sunny and cool, fall is arguably the best season to explore Seoul -- the capital filled with tradition, history and a flair for fun. As the fall weather is ideal for outdoor activities, the...

Updated : 2018.09.27 16:25