korea

Munchies

Man Acquitted on Charges He Tried to Fatten Himself Up with Fried Chicken to Avoid Army Service

Prosecutors argued that the 22-year-old Korean man intentionally gorged himself on chicken and booze before his physical exam.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.15.19
broadcasting

Korean Sportscaster Doesn't Seem to Mind the Blood Flowing Out of His Nose

SpoTV sportscaster Jo Hyun-il's barely flinched when his nosebleed reached well past his mouth, but his cohost definitely noticed.
Liam Daniel Pierce
12.7.18
The VICE Guide to Sex

The Rise of South Korea’s Sex Shop Industry

Thanks to changing attitudes toward sex and new laws governing adult toys, South Korea’s sex shops are moving out of the shadows and into the mainstream.
VICE Staff
8.21.18
Music

The World's First Non-Korean K-Pop Group

We met up with the members of EXP Edition to find out why they’re trying to become the genre’s next breakout stars.
VICE Staff
7.19.18
World Cup

Mexican Soccer Fans Carry Korean Fans on Their Shoulders for World Cup Assist

Korea knocked out Germany and sent Mexico through to the round of 16.
Sean Newell
6.27.18
Munchies

South Korean Court Rules Killing Dogs for Meat Illegal

A precedent that could lead to the outright ban nationwide.
Ian Burke
6.21.18
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
6.14.18
korea

Japan Is Pissed About the Dessert Being Served at the Korean Summit

Japan's grievance surrounds a tiny, 'antagonistic' map printed on the mango mousse.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.27.18
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
4.5.18
Skateboarding

Hell and Marble: Inside South Korea's Skate Scene

Just 35 miles from the DMZ, skateboarding in Seoul is thriving.
Sander Hölsgens
4.3.18
Broadly

Endearing Portraits of South Korea's Elderly Female Freedivers

South Korea's first woman underwater photographer has documented the dwindling community of Korean women who freedive for sea food well into their seventies.
Christine Ro
3.12.18
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
3.7.18
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