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Pop Culture & Society
Korea just got a little pornier
by | October 29, 2007 | 11 Comments
Newsen reports that Penthouse is coming to Korea. Porn lovers rejoice! Penthouse Media Group has made a contract to enter into an exclusive license with Korea’s own adult media corporation, N Tree Media. This new media enterprise between the two groups marks a first step in advancing into the large potential Asian adult entertainment market,... More »

Pop Culture & Society
Just a quickie…
by | October 11, 2007 | 25 Comments
…cuz it’s funny, even if it’s in an I-feel-guilty-for-laughing sort of way. South Korea’s hosting an international condom conference this week on Jeju Island, in attendance by the world’s top condom experts (and no, that’s not a euphemism for the everyman, although it should be). Two interesting points: they’ve concluded that condom sizing matters, ergo... More »

Pop Culture & Society
Happy Chuseok!
by | September 24, 2007 | 38 Comments
  Tomorrow is Chuseok, also called Hangawi, which is the Korean version of Thanksgiving and one of the largest (perhaps the largest) holidays in the Korean calendar. That means a break from work, lots of traditional food, including the customary Chuseok songpyun dduk (a type of sticky pounded-rice cake with a sweetened sesame center), family... More »