South Korea

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The Rise of South Korea’s Sex Shop Industry

Koreans are becoming more comfortable with the idea of shopping for sex toys, and how—even as the number of adult stores grows—there’s still work to be done to make sex less of a taboo in the country.
VICE Staff
2 days ago
Music

K-Pop’s Red Velvet Discuss Their Evolution, Public Scrutiny and Secret Dreams

As they lead the way for South Korean girlbands with a US tour, we catch up with Irene, Wendy, Yeri, Joy and Seulgi.
Taylor Glasby
2.5.19
Music

An Eclectic Mix From Our Favourite New Seoul DJ, Park Hye Jin

“Let’s dance all night long!”
Frankie Dunn
2.4.19
the year that was 2017

What It Was Like to Spend 2017 Living on North Korea's Doorstep

Australian photographer Ashley Crowther reflects on a year living 60 kilometers from the 38th parallel.
David Allegretti
1.29.19
NORTH KOREA

South Korea Supplied Oil to North Korea and Didn’t Tell Anyone

The revelation comes amid a standstill on denuclearization talks between Washington and Pyongyang.
David Gilbert
1.24.19
korea

Soju-Wasted in South Korea

Charlet Duboc travels to Seoul to investigate the fascinating history and etiquette of soju drinking, and in the process, ends up wildly wasted at karaoke and a silent disco.
Charlet Duboc
1.21.19
Culture

A Dish-by-Dish Guide to Seoul’s Finest Traditional Food

Korean food is about more than the barbecue
Claire Handleman
1.2.19
video

Inside The Billion Dollar Korean Beauty Industry

In i-D’s latest video series, tattoo artist and activist Grace Neutral explores how younger generations are challenging traditional views around beauty and body image across the world. Through a number of dramatic body modifications, Grace has evolved...
i-D Staff
12.30.18
Art

This Korean Artist Is Using Her Dreamlike Digital Art to Subvert the Male Gaze

Ram Han talks about sexual fantasies and feminism in South Korea.
Zio Barritaux
12.27.18
Photography

An Rong Xu Photographs Asian Couples In Love

'In America, it’s rare to see Asian Americans in love. Are we not supposed to be in love with each other?'
Keshia Naurana Badalge
12.21.18
prison

South Koreans Are Sending Themselves to a Fake Jail to Escape Daily Life

Thousand of people are locking themselves up as a way to get out of work.
Gavin Butler
12.21.18
adventure

Inside North Korea’s Mass Games, The Strangest Show on Earth

The DPRK wants you to know that they come in peace.
Tristan Kennedy
12.17.18
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