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Urban Training: Get Your Beach Body on the Beach

For many of us it's a little late to get into beach shape. So why not get your beach body while you're on the...

Surfing the New Korean Wave


BUSAN, South Korea -- It has become almost clichéd to say that hard work is ingrained in contemporary Korean culture. Though unseated last year by Mexico as the hardest working country in the world, the average Korean annually puts in nearly 2,200 hours on the job—far outdistancing Japan, the US, the UK and Canada by about 500 hours per year.

Interview with H&M’s Hans Andersson

Male and female shoppers alike will be pleased with the wide range available at the Centum City store, which includes not only casual and evening wear, but also bags, jewellery and footwear.

L.A. Billboard: Even if You Look Like Kim Jong-un, You Can Still Have an Affair


LOS ANGELES, California -- AshleyMadison.com, a US online dating firm that introduces people who are bored with love between the marital sheets and are looking for an extramarital hook up, has placed a billboard at the Los Angeles International Airport featuring North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, with the caption reading:

'Affairs Now Guaranteed! Even if you look like him.'

BIKI Opening and Closing Films Selected


BUSAN, South Korea - The 7th Busan International Kid’s Film Festival will be held July 20-24, 2012 at Busan Cinema Center. The opening and closing films for the 7th Busan International Kid's Film Festival have been selected.
 
The opening film is “The Great Bear” (original title: Gadkiy Utyonok). It is a 73 minute Danish animated feature film which was directed by Garri Bardin. The Great Bear is an animated fantasy inspired by Scandinavian nature and indigenous storytelling.

The closing film is “The Ugly Duckling” (original title: Den kæmpestore bjørn), directed by Esben Toft Jacobsen from Russia. It is a 75 minute stop-motion animation on color paper inspired by The Ugly Duckling of Hans Christian Anderson’s story.

Tickets to the 7th Busan International Kid’s Film Festival are on sale from July 9th. All films will be subtitled in English.

Interview: Fashion’s Controversial Star Charlie le Mindu

To say 26-year-old Charlie le Mindu has a certain je ne sais quoi is like saying Lady Gaga has a flair for the subtle.

Tharp On: Summer

It's summer here on the peninsula – or, as I like to refer to it, The Great Gush – that time of year when sweat pours forth through my pores like a fat guy trekking in the Congo.

Free Open Air Cinema at the Busan Cinema Center


BUSAN, South Korea -- Starting this week, the Busan Cinema Center has started offering free outdoor movies every Tuesday at 8 p.m. Ten classic movies, including Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Wizard of Oz, will be shown at the outdoor theater, where people can enjoy the relaxed Open Air Cinema atmosphere throughout the summer season with great movies screened on the big outdoor screen. The BCC opened during last year's Busan International Film Festival, and has become a hot spot for short film festivals and concerts ever since.

Footpath Between Oncheoncheon Stream and Suyeong River Finally Connected

Recently, Busan City has completed the 685 meter long stretch of footpath from Oncheoncheon's Allak-gyo Bridge, Allak-dong, Dongnae-gu to the stream's confluence with the...

Brian Aylward on Comedy, Korea and Injecting Ham in His Toes

For many of us, Korea is just too damn much fun. We live fast and hard and wild and keep responsibility at an arm's length, putting it off until the eventual migration home, where we skulk back into the confines of ‘real life'.

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