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A journey through death in Yoo Sun-hoo’s After 4: Over the Moon

http://www.seeingdance.com/after-4-15082017/ Published: August 15, 2017 A journey through death in Yoo Sun-hoo’s After 4: Over the Moon ZOO Southside, Edinburgh August 9, 2017 David Mead ★★★★ The Fringe has the lovely habit of coming up with the unexpected, shows that … Continue reading

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Mind Dramaturgy: Lee Kyung @ Edfringe 2017

http://vilearts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/mind-dramaturgy-lee-kyung-edfringe-2017.html Lee K. Dance – supported by Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Korea Mind-Goblin UK Premiere Award-winning Korean choreographer Lee Kyung Eun exorcises the spirit of our confusing world in her intense and visceral solo piece Dance Base, 16 … Continue reading

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WSJ Trump Interview Excerpts: China, North Korea, Ex-Im Bank, Obamacare, Bannon, More

https://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2017/04/12/wsj-trump-interview-excerpts-china-north-korea-ex-im-bank-obamacare-bannon/ The Wall Street Journal held a wide-ranging interview with President Donald Trump on Wednesday , in which he talked about tying a trade deal with China to Beijing’s North Korea policy, addressed where things stand on a health overhaul, … Continue reading

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As Sunken Ferry Is Finally Raised, Documentary Explores What Comes After the Sewol

By Bruce Harrison in The Diplomat A new documentary attempts to uncover the factors behind one of South Korea’s greatest tragedies. The makers of a documentary about the sinking of the ferry Sewol could not have anticipated their film’s release … Continue reading

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Neighboring Country’s Mean Behavior: Written by Jong Phil

#NorthKorea accuses #China of “dancing to tune of US” re sanctions. #DPRK‘s most explicit attack on #PRC yet Newstream Pyongyang, February 23 (KCNA) — The DPRK made a complete success in the test-fire of surface-to-surface medium to long-range strategic ballistic … Continue reading

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Choigate: A Conservative-Christian Witch Hunt?

With so many rumours flying around about this extraordinary situation, let me throw one into the mix: Is the current situation driven by old-guard conservatives, right-wing Christians, the ChoJoongDong, and the anti-Park branch of Saenuri? Some background which prompted this … Continue reading

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The Irrational Downfall of Park Geun-hye

http://askakorean.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/the-irrational-downfall-of-park-geun-hye.html President Park Geun-hye is deep trouble. The stories have been out for a few days now, and even the English-language papers have caught on. Park’s confidant has been running a massive slush fund, as she extorted more than $70 … Continue reading

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Park Geun Hye Group Accused of Their Moves to Suppress Progressive Persons of Literature and Arts

Rodong Sinmun http://www.rodong.rep.kp/en/index.php?strPageID=SF01_02_01&newsID=2016-10-22-0003 Oct. 22, Juche 105 (2016) Saturday A spokesman for the Central Committee of the General Federation of the Unions of Literature and Arts of Korea released a statement Friday in connection with the disclosure of the fact … Continue reading

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A memoir: Shin Sang-ok, Choi Eun-hee and I

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/10/180_215463.html By An Hong-kyoon My phone rang. The caller was the press officer at the Korean Embassy in Washington. “Mr. Shin Sang-ok and Ms. Choe Eun-hee are scheduled to hold a press conference. Our embassy wants you to act as … Continue reading

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Open letter to the people of Busan supporting the work of Busan International Film Festival Director Lee Yongkwan

THE ATTACKS ON BIFF Tony Rayns http://filmalert101.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/tony-rayns-writes-open-letter-to-people.html As one of BIFF’s foreign advisors, I’ve spent the past year in London watching events in Busan with mounting disbelief. My incredulity began when Busan Metropolitan City Council demanded that a documentary essay-film … Continue reading

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