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War of Words over the State of South Korea
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May 23, 2016

Pleasures of Seoul

To paraphrase a common sentiment among overseas Koreans, where they live might be called "a boring paradise, but Seoul is an exciting hell.”
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May 18, 2016

My Search for Religion

South Korea’s hyper-growth winds down. Fewer people I know hold a rosy view of the future. Ranks of disillusioned spiritual seekers grow.
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May 17, 2016

Changes at Famed Noryangjin Fish Market Ignite Struggle

Allegations of coercion, vandalism and a casino plan. Seoul's popular Noryangjin Seafood Market faces a crisis as merchants and the developer face off.
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May 9, 2016

Finding Remnants of Colonial Architecture

Surviving colonial architecture in South Korea invites visitors, only if they knew where to look.
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