Dongdaemun has long been one of the central marketplaces in Seoul. How has it changed over the years? Who shops there now? Here's a summer postcard.
Compared to Seoul, Busan or Gyeongju, Gwangju seems to have little to offer. But Gwangju, where "May 18" happened, is a beacon of democracy.
Seoul's city wall has failed to win UNESCO world heritage designation. That's not necessarily a tragedy.
The world's oldest known newspaper is Relation, which was first published in 1605. But a South Korean Buddhist monk may have found one that precedes it.
A history lecturer is scandalized for saying that Korea's historical heroes visited a room salon. Not the same one as Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.
On a vacation to Cuba, I did not expect to be picked up by a granddaughter of Jeronimo Lim, a Cuban Revolutionary who also happened to be Korean.
Adoptees are often pitied as victims, or told they are lucky. Korean adoptees living in South Korea challenge assumptions about who they are.
More than 70 years since Korea’s independence from Japan, having a collaborator as one’s ancestor still brings great shame.