[Weekender] Time to dance!

From ballet to b-boy, dance is seeing a resurgence in Korea. TV shows feature dancers to grab viewers’ attention, ballet companies enjoy unprecedented ticket sales and an increasing number of fitne...

Updated : 2014.04.11 20:39

[Weekender] Burn calories, build muscle without being stuck in the gym

Many 9-to-5ers find it impossible to regularly work out at the gym, although they do want to shed some kilos and stay in shape. They may be too exhausted from work, or may have health conditions tha...

Updated : 2014.04.11 20:35

[Weekender] Dancing like K-pop stars

A quick search on YouTube will bring up hundreds of videos of K-pop “cover dances.” All over the world and here in Korea, fans of K-pop are fascinated by the dance moves of idol stars and hope to i...

Updated : 2014.04.11 20:30

[Weekender] Korean b-boying breaks new ground

The distinctive and dynamic style of break dancing was first introduced to the world by young street dancers in New York City in the early 1970s. B-boying eventually made its way to Korea about a dec...

Updated : 2014.04.11 20:26

[Weekender] Plant trees for the future

They might just stand still all day long as if they do nothing at all. But they give us more than most of us realize. They absorb toxic gases and give us fresh, cool air. They add beauty to our nat...

Updated : 2014.04.04 21:22

[Weekender] Seoul Forest: A grassy woodland with waterfront views

Looking to get a break from the metropolitan pandemonium of gridlocked streets, deafening noise and the never-ending labyrinth of mile-high concrete buildings? Now that spring is finally here and th...

Updated : 2014.04.04 21:17

[Weekender] Trees: Food source, medicine cabinet and climate saver

Trees, or at least large plants similar to modern-day trees, have been around for hundreds of millions of years. As primary producers ― organisms that produce organic matter from inorganic compounds...

Updated : 2014.04.04 21:15

[Weekender] Green Ranger leads push for conservation

For Kim Myung-jeon, the chairman of Green Ranger, a nonprofit organization that helps young people take part in environmental campaigns, planting trees goes beyond wanting to provide people with fres...

Updated : 2014.04.04 21:15

[Weekender] Korean firms expand investment in overseas forest development

A growing number of Korean companies are beginning to invest in tree-planting projects overseas as prices for wood in the global market have continued to rise. “One of the key reasons for the price...

Updated : 2014.04.04 21:13

[Weekender] Korean musicals evolve

A scene from “Kinky Boots” co-produced by CJ E&M (CJ E&M) Last year, the Broadway musical “Kinky Boots,” co-produced by Korean entertainment company CJ E&M, won a total of six Tony Awards, inclu...

Updated : 2014.03.21 20:20

[Weekender] For better or worse? K-pop stars flood the stage

While Broadway is certainly no stranger to shows led by big-time Hollywood talent, the trend of Korean musicals casting K-pop stars has gotten to the point where it’s now almost routine in a large p...

Updated : 2014.03.21 20:17

[Weekender] Global blockbusters in store for Korean audience

This year will see a rush of hit musicals in Korea following the footsteps of successful foreign-licensed shows such as “Wicked,” “Three Musketeers” and “Elisabeth.” Starting with “Le Roi Sol...

Updated : 2014.03.21 20:15

[Weekender] ‘It’s time for global K-musical’

Korean musical producers should go global with universal themes, storylines, characters and crew, according to the managing director of CJ E&M, the country’s leading cultural corporation. “You hav...

Updated : 2014.03.21 20:09

[Weekender] Renault Samsung’s SM3 Z.E. leads market

SM3 Z.E. Renault Samsung Motors’ endeavors to go electric appear to be paying off. The company now expects to sell more than 4,000 units of its representative electric car, the SM3 Z.E., this year....

Updated : 2014.03.14 21:08

[Weekender] Kia Soul defends Korea’s pride in EV market

Kia Motors, an affiliate of Hyundai Motor, has debuted the full-electric version of its hot-selling Soul compact, joining the heated competition in the nation’s nascent EV market. Its Korean sales w...

Updated : 2014.03.14 21:07