South Korea


Making Sense of the Corruption Scandal Bringing Down South Korea's President

A soap opera–esque scandal centered around the alleged antics of a "shadow president" has revealed deeper problems in South Korean society.


How Scared Should I Be of North Korea?

Is Kim Jong-un a threat, or just a lunatic with a weird haircut?


Doing Nothing Has Become a Sport in South Korea

The Space Out Competition, held in South Korea every year, is a contest to see who can stare off into space the longest without losing focus or dozing off.


Inside the South Korean Rehab Clinic that Treats Gaming Addicts With a German Sci-Fi Novel

In a country where 14 percent of teens are addicted to electronic media, an emerging rehab industry is finding new ways to reintroduce people to the real world.


A Tale of Two Mothers: Joel Peterson's Autobiographical Novel Takes on Love, War, and Adoption

Peterson's Dreams of My Mothers is an autobiographical novel, following his life from his childhood in South Korea to his adolescence as an adopted son in Minnesota.


Today in North Korea: Kim Jong-un Is Planning to Establish His Own Timezone

North Korea is often seen as being backwards, but now Kim Jong-Un is literally turning the clocks back.


Photos from Inside Seoul's Plastic Surgery Clinics

Ji Yeo's It Will Hurt a Little is an exhibition of photographs documenting South Korea's cosmetic surgery craze.


The Canadian Military Is Playing War Games Aimed at Russia

At a time when the spectre of the Russian military is high on the minds of European countries fearful of the next Ukraine, Canada's Department of National Defence is playing tough with President Vladimir Putin.


Visiting Seoul's Artificial Limb District

There's a street in the Garwol-dong neighbourhood lined with shops selling handcrafted prosthetic arms, legs, toes, fingers, eyes, breasts, lips and every other body part imaginable.


Nazi Chic: The Asian Fashion Craze That Just Won't Die

For years, young people from Indonesia to China have been dressing up like Nazis, buying Hitler-adorned merchandise and embracing "swastikawaii."


The South Korean Love Industry

Exploring Seoul's purpose-built sex motels and a penis park in South Korea's most romantic honeymoon spot.


Watch the Video for Rust & Dust's "Lago" ft. Mito

Melancholic deep house, in a video possibly inspired by South Korean cinema.