korea

Vice Guide to Right Now

South Korea Trials Lasers on Road Crossings to Distract People From Their Phones

The country has one of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the developed world.
Edoardo Liotta
3.20.19
Grime

How Grime Grew From London into a Thriving International Entity

Worldwide scenes have been popping up for years. Now, with some weight behind them, they’re gaining a cultural foothold in their areas.
Jesse Bernard
1.3.19
New music

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Faithfully Cover David Bowie's "Oh, You Pretty Things"

Recorded for a Sirius XMU session, it stays true to the original, right down to the apocalyptic undertones.
Alex Robert Ross
6.15.18
history

How Kimchi Was Used As Political Leverage in the Vietnam War

The story of LBJ, the president of South Korea, and a $2 million annual supply of fermented cabbage.
Myles Karp
4.6.18
korean food

A Brief Taxonomy of All the Different Ways that Korean Food Can Be Spicy

There are nuanced distinctions between irritatingly spicy, deliciously spicy, or refreshingly spicy.
Vivian Song
3.8.18
beer

How Two Brothers in Miami Stole the Name of North Korea's State Beer

This is trolling via trademark law.
Dave Minsky
2.15.18
Music

Meet Year of the OX, the Korean-American Rappers Who Want You to Stop Gentrifying Kimchi

In their new song "A-Zn Foods," the rap duo takes on the appropriation of the foods that they grew up with.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.15.18
fishing

How Trump Is Threatening Kent’s Sea Snail Business

South Korea is one of the largest importers of whelks, an edible sea snail native to the British coastline. But with Trump’s military threats exacerbating tensions on the peninsula, orders are down.
Josh Barrie
10.19.17
High Seas

We Asked an Expert Why America's Naval Vessels Keep Crashing

A veteran guided-missile destroyer commander weighs in on the latest US navy accident—and what it means for the North Korea situation.
Matt Taylor
8.22.17
Munchies

I Visited Seoul's Most Insane Pet Cafes, from Capybaras to Meerkats

In Korea, you can eat waffles while petting sheep, and some smoothies come with a side of meerkats.
Spencer R. Morrison
8.4.17
Essays

Seo Taiji & Boys Pioneered Socially Conscious K-Pop for Groups Like BTS

BTS’s trajectory leads fans to seek deeper meaning in their music, just as Seo Taiji did 25 years ago.
Blanca Méndez
8.2.17
What If

What Would Happen in the Minutes and Hours After the US Attacked North Korea?

A timeline of a disastrous end to one of the world's longest-simmering crises.
Mike Pearl
4.6.17
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