“True Beauty,” “My ID is Gangnam Beauty” and “All of Us Are Dead” — if these titles sound familiar, that’s because they’re the names of television shows that have brought Korean culture to the forefront of modern entertainment. “All of ...

In December 2020, a 31-year-old Cambodian migrant worker named Nuon Sokkheng was living in a greenhouse without proper heating when she passed away on a farm in Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Unfortunately, Sokkhen’s death was not an isolated incident, ...

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – It’s a humid night in Itaewon, Seoul’s touristy hotspot packed with restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The street is filled with party-goers and food vendors; nightlife has seemingly made a full recovery from the stringent social distancing ...

On March 9th, Yoon Suk-yeol, South Korea’s former chief prosecutor, was elected as the next president in the country’s tightest presidential race yet. Yoon beat his opponent, Lee Jae-myung of the Democratic Party of Korea, by merely 0.08%. Leading up ...

For many, the January 2021 inauguration of President Joe Biden restored faith in Washington’s ability to repair its global leadership. Former President Donald Trump’s aggressively protectionist attitude toward North Korea, in particular, has tarnished the U.S.’ image as a benevolent ...

The resurgence of COVID-19 cases in South Korea has not only posed huge health challenges but also revealed deep political divides within the country.  Once citing fewer than 10 COVID-19 cases a day, cases have risen to triple digits since ...

An influencer sits in front of a table. Beside her are dozens of baby back ribs, a whole rack of lamb and a large bowl of noodles. In front of her is a large plate of shrimp, and surprise: another ...

19,000 seats, with more than two-thirds empty — this was the scene at President Donald Trump’s June rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This poor turnout was largely attributed to the organizing efforts of K-Pop fans in the digital space, who had ...

There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening democracy in a world where freedom has already been withering away. According to Freedom House’s annual report, 2019 marks the 14th year in a row where freedom is declining — ...