Category: Pop Culture & Society
  • Miss Korea hopefuls walk the runway
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    Miss Korea hopefuls walk the runway

    Prospective Miss Koreas lined up on August 1 to participate in the 2008 Miss Korea Hanbok Fashion Show & Cultural Performance. The event, which took place in the Grand Ballroom of Seoul's Namsan...

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  • Mad as hell over mad cow
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    Mad as hell over mad cow

    Thirty thousand citizens gather for the "Candlelight Vigil Protesting U.S. Beef Imports." Some sentiments: "I'm not anti-American. I wear Nike shoes, Adidas tees, and I eat McDonalds. But having...

  • Modernizing the hanbok
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    Modernizing the hanbok

    I don't really care about fashion much, and I don't blog about it, but I saw various mentions on the interwebs of Canadian actress Sandra Oh's above tribute to the...

  • Is celebrity education really education?
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    Is celebrity education really education?

    (Singer-actor Eugene) Shortly after posting this entry about Tim's educational background, I saw the following (edited) transcription of the "Star News report" (you can watch the video clip of the...

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  • Korea just got a little pornier
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    Korea just got a little pornier

    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,...

  • Just a quickie…
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    Just a quickie…

    ...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...

  • Happy Chuseok!
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    Happy Chuseok!

      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...