Can there be an even more democratic form of book sharing than the public library? Chang Woong, founder of book sharing startup Bookoob, believes the answer is yes.
For decades, the pojangmacha was a fixture of South Korean nightlife. The old and young drank soju and chatted in these often tiny, cramped tents. Most of these street tents have disappeared, now to a cultural relic and tool of nostalgic indulgence. But some tents still remain; here are the voices of those inside.
South Korea has one of the lowest obesity rates in the world. By what standard? Here's a breakdown of the mainstream measurement of obesity and how it intensifies the stigma surrounding fat.
CJ CGV is offering discounts to moviegoers on April Fool's. Dress like a foreigner, or speak in a foreign language. Is this delightful and funny, or a pandora's box of cultural appropriation?
Jeju Island is one of South Korea's most popular tourist destinations. But mainland 'settler's on the island say discrimination against them is rampant. Islanders being insular isn't new. But Jeju's painful history offers another insight into the insularity and suspicion.
Beyond the Paralympics, interest in actual quality of life for disabled people is low. Recently, the South Korean government finally proposed to remove the long-contested rating system for disabled people. Activists say there is a long way to go.
Meet 'errand men,' the thugs-for-hire providing the muscle that helps South Korea's powered classes get their way. Is the Moon Jae-in administration serious about clamping down on them?
Jeong Myeong-seok is the founder of a notorious cult that encourages beautiful female followers to have sex with the messiah (Jeong) to cleanse Original Sin. In a quirky twist of fate, his recent release from 10-year imprisonment coincides with the spreading of the #MeToo campaign in South Korea.