[Book Review] Practical Korean by Samuel E. Martin

I have been trying to learn the Korean language ever since I first watched City Hunter without subtitles. I got the idea of what was happening but if you were to ask me what they were saying, I wouldn’t be able to tell you specifics. Enter “Practical Korean”. A…

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Seoul court overturns police ban; Pride Parade will go ahead as planned

After a long battle with Seoul Metropolitan Police, the Korean Queer Culture Festival have finally won the right to stage the Korean LGBT Pride Parade on the 28th of June.

The police force had earlier disallowed the parade from going ahead on the grounds that it was a threat to…

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Yoo Seung Jun?

How do you solve a problem like Yoo Seung Jun (now mostly known by the name Steve Yoo)? That question came to mind after reading about the former Korean American idol and his infamous controversy. To figure it out, I tried to put myself in his shoes. How would I…

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Seoul Police ban upcoming Korean Pride Parade

The future of this year’s Pride in Seoul is looking uncertain after a notice banning the parade in the planned route was issued by Seoul Metropolitan police.

The police issued the ban on the grounds that there were too many rallies planned for the same time, including opposing anti…

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