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Pop Culture Imports: An Iconic Bollywood Western, A K-Drama Procedural With a Time Travel Twist, Sion Sono’s Latest, and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) The Western has long evolved out of its uniquely American trappings, and we get to see two shining examples of that in this week’s Pop Culture Imports. The first is Sholay, a genre-mixing ’70s “Curry Western” classic widely considered the best Bollywood movie of all time, and the second is a 2018 Belgian film comprised of even more genre influences, with spaghetti westerns, hard-boiled I...
Tags: Amazon, South Korea, Japan, Movies, France, Features, Netflix, Paris, Korea, Belgium, Hitler, Signal, Mediterranean, James, Tarantino, Sam Peckinpah

Voices in AI – Episode 98 – A Conversation with Jerome Glenn

[voices_in_ai_byline] About this Episode On this Episode of Voices in AI Byron speaks with futurist and CEO of the Millennium Project Jerome Glenn about the direction and perception of AI as well as the driving philosophical questions behind it. Listen to this episode or read the full transcript at Transcript Excerpt Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI brought to you by GigaOm, and I’m Byron Reese. Today my guest is Jerome Glenn. He has for 23 years been the Director and CEO...
Tags: Elon Musk, Blog, Seo, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Korea, Machine Learning, Ai, Vikings, Byron, Futurist, Copernicus, Jerome Glenn, Byron Reese, Kuwait Oil Company, millennium Project

Funny Caption 60: Kim Jong-Un on White Horse

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Tags: North Korea, Funny Caption, Humour, Kim Jong Un, Korea, Francis, Joke, Kim Jong, Funny Photo

‘It was like war’: S.Korea slams N.Korean players’ aggression in black-out clash

Seoul (AFP) – South Korea’s Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min said the historic World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang was a “very aggressive” match that made him fear injuries, with North Korean players even swearing at... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: South Korea, Sport, Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur, Korea, Seoul, Pyongyang, Afp, Son Heung

Chairman’s Note* Universal – South Korea Expanding Countrywide!

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Universal is proud to announce our newest location covering all airports in South Korea! With this new agreement, Universal will be partnering with UBJet, headquartered in Seoul, and will cover all airports in South Korea, providing full FBO Ground Services!   Mr. Jaeseong Lim, CEO of UBJet, has many years of experience in aviation in Korea and is an expert on the ins and outs of getting in and around the country.  As our newest Universal Aviation Certif...
Tags: South Korea, Korea, Tokyo, Aviation, Las Vegas, Seoul, Lim, Seoul South Korea, Incheon, NBAA, Universal News, Greg The, 2020olympics, Colleagues Universal, Jaeseong Lim, South Korea Consider South Korea

Sulli Death: K-Pop Industry Mourns Singer, Cancels Events

Concerts, promotional operations, and press events in Korea were cancelled Tuesday, following the sudden death on Monday of prominent singer-actress Sulli. Sulli, real name Choi Jin-ri, was 25 when she was found dead at home near Seoul. Sulli’s manager said that Sulli, formerly part of girl group f(x), had recently suffered from depression. While no […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Korea, Artists, FX, SM Entertainment, K-pop, Sulli, Sulli Sulli, Choi Jin ri, Seoul Sulli

Koreas meet in historic World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas are set to meet in an historic soccer World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang, but the match has been cast into media darkness in the South, with the North disallowing South Korean reporters and spectators and refusing a live broadcast from Kim Il Sung Stadium. The Seoul-based Korea […]
Tags: News, Sports, Soccer, Nation, Korea, Pyongyang, South, Koreas, Seoul South Korea, Nation & World, Kim Il Sung Stadium The Seoul

Project xCloud Public Preview Is Now Live

Microsoft has started the public preview for the Project xCloud game streaming service that it first announced in late 2018. Thurrott reports: "The Project xCloud Preview is now officially live in the US, UK and Korea," a Microsoft representative told me today. "This preview serves as our opportunity to test, improve and garner feedback. It's critical we bring gamers with us on this journey so we can learn more from them and their experiences in a wide variety of real-world environments and use-...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Korea, US UK

Stacey Dooley announces big news during trip away – and Kevin Clifton is excited too!

Stacey Dooley has had an exciting few days in Korea, and on Tuesday evening the former...
Tags: Korea, Kevin Clifton, Stacey Dooley

Gheex Beauty: We Bring Korea to Your Doorstep

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K-pop star found dead in her home

Police in Korea are investigating the death of 25-year-old K-pop star Sulli, who was found by her manager inside her home.
Tags: News, Korea, Stories, Sulli

25-year-old K-pop star found dead in her home

Police in Korea are investigating the death of 25-year-old K-pop star Sulli, who was found by her manager inside her home.
Tags: News, Korea, Stories, Sulli

Here’s how boy band BTS inspired a school in South L.A. to teach Korean culture

Two years ago, Ruben Hernandez didn’t know what the Korean boy band BTS was. But his students at the Los Angeles Academy Middle School in South Los Angeles surely did. They asked him to play the band’s songs over speakers at lunchtime. “When I put on the songs, I could hear the screaming,” said Hernandez, the school’s principal. Zeiry De Leon, left, and Belinda Marcos during their Korean culture class at Los Angeles Academy Middle School in Los Angeles, CA, on Thursday, Oct 10, 2019. (Photo ...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Korea, Seoul, Orange County Register, South Los Angeles, Hernandez, Los Angeles CA, Sung Kim, Koreatown, Ruben Hernandez, Hacienda Heights, Anaheim Union High School District

Korean Law To Limit Film Releasing Monopolies

The Korean government is to make it illegal to show a single film on more than 50% of screens nationwide. The move is intended to prevent “screen monopolies by blockbuster films” and to “address unfair competition practices in the film industry.” The Ministry of Culture announced on Monday that it will revise the existing Promotion […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Korea, Lotte, Ministry of Culture, CJ

Sulli Korean Pop Star Found Dead at 25

K-pop star Sulli, real name Choi Jin-ri, was found dead at home near Seoul on Monday. Choi’s manager found her body and alerted the police. The manager said that Choi suffered depression, and police said that they are working on the assumption that she committed suicide. Initial investigations found neither any sign of criminal offence, […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Korea, Artists, Seoul, FX, CHOI, K-pop, Sulli, Choi Jin, Sulli Korean Pop Star Found Dead

Korean Pop Star Sulli Dies at 25

K-pop star Sulli, real name Choi Jin-ri, was found dead at home near Seoul on Monday. Choi’s manager found her body and alerted the police. The manager reported that Choi suffered depression, and police said that they are working on the assumption that she committed suicide. Initial investigations found neither any sign of criminal offence, […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Korea, Artists, Seoul, FX, CHOI, K-pop, Sulli, Choi Jin

S. Korea football team departs for World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang

Beijing (AFP) – South Korean footballers departed for Pyongyang on Monday to play a World Cup qualifier against North Korea amid deadlocked talks over the North’s nuclear arsenal. The teams — with Tottenham’s star forward... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: North Korea, Sport, Beijing, Soccer, Tottenham, Korea, Pyongyang, Afp

Korea Box Office: ‘Joker’ Remains on Top, ‘Gemini Man’ Lands in Fourth

Warner Bros.’ “Joker” remained on top of the South Korean box office in its second weekend. The American psychological thriller earned $5.71 million from 768,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday, for a total of $28.3 million from 3.85 million admissions after two weekends. It accounted for 46% of total weekend box office in the country. […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Korea, Box Office, Warner Bros, Joker, Gemini Man

Life with the Samsung Galaxy Fold

Avoid pressing hard on the screen. Tap lightly to keep it safe. Your Galaxy Fold isn’t water or dust resistant. Don’t allow any liquids or foreign objects to enter it. Don’t attach anything to the main screen, such as a screen protector. So begins your journey. It’s the story of one of the most fascinating product releases in recent memory. It’s also the story of the most polarizing product I’ve ever reviewed…twice. The Galaxy Fold is at once a hopeful glimpse into the future a...
Tags: Reviews, Mobile, Hardware, Samsung, San Francisco, Tech, Smartphones, Netflix, Korea, Mlb, Cvs, Cnet, Flexpai, Foldables, Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Fold

An Scrappy Version of a Korean Thimble

My son's family sent me Korean thimble, while they were stationed in Korea. I love that thimble. Fits my finger and stays on, the best thimble ever. Only problem was I would lose it, and eventually it would show up. I stopped using it because I was afraid, I would lose it permanently. I found you co...By: craftknowitallContinue Reading » [Author: craftknowitall]
Tags: Korea, Lifehacks, Craftknowitall

China Hit by EU Tariffs as High as 66%

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. The European Union imposed tariffs as high as 66.4% on steel road wheels from China, targeting manufacturers such as Zhejiang Jingu Co. and Xingmin Intelligent Transportation Systems Co.The duties punish Chinese exporters of steel wheels for vehicles including cars, tractors and trailers for allegedly having sold them in the EU below cost, a practice known as dumping. The European ma...
Tags: News, Indonesia, China, Eu, European Union, Korea, Poland, Brussels, China Taiwan, Germany France Spain, Ben Sills, EU Tariffs, Bloomberg Terms of Trade, Zhejiang Jingu Co, Xingmin Intelligent Transportation Systems Co, Association of European Wheel Manufacturers

South Korea bans men with history of abuse from marrying foreign women

Legal amendment brought in after footage of man beating his Vietnamese wife sparked outcrySouth Korea is to enact legislation that will ban men with a history of domestic violence from marrying foreign women, the justice ministry has confirmed.The ministry said the change was prompted by national outcry over footage that emerged in July showing a 36-year-old South Korean man physically and verbally assaulting his Vietnamese wife in front of their young child. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Asia Pacific, Korea, Vietnam

N. Korea threatens to resume nuke, long-range missile tests

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is calling an outside condemnation of its weapons launches a “grave provocation” and threatening to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests. Thursday’s warning by Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry followed the weekend breakdown of North Korea-U.S. nuclear negotiations in Sweden, the first such talks between the countries in more than […]
Tags: News, Sweden, North Korea, Korea, Pyongyang, Foreign Ministry, Seoul South Korea, Nation & World

Good Molecules Instant Cleansing Balm Review

Good Molecules Instant Cleansing Balm ($15) is a new solid facial cleansing balm that launched a few weeks ago at As you may or may not know Good Molecules is Beautylish’s house brand of affordable skincare much like the Ordinary or the recently launched Inkey List the brand focuses on inexpensive serums, potions, and lotions with minimal yet effective ingredients. I’ve actually tried most of the line when I initially picked up the Super Seven Set which was the original release ...
Tags: US, Beauty, Korea, Skincare, Cleanser, Toner, Clinique, Ulta, Etude House, Banila Co Clean It Zero, Beautylish, Coconut Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm Review, Glyceryl Triisostearate Polyethylene PEG, Isostearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate Cetyl Ethylhexanoate PEG

Trump Administration Missteps Weaken U.S. Hand Entering Chinese Trade Negotiations

On Thursday, Chinese vice premier Liu He will arrive in Washington for the first high-level trade talks with American officials since July. With new tariffs on virtually all Chinese exports to the U.S. slated for December 15, these negotiations may be the last chance to prevent a sharp escalation.A White House press briefing Monday stated that discussion would pertain to a wide range of topics, including “forced technology transfer, intellectual property rights, services, non-tariff barriers, ag...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, News, Washington, White House, China, India, America, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Korea, World Trade Organization, Kennedy, Trump

South Korea: Renewal Of Jointly-Owned Trademarks Will Soon Be Less Cumbersome In Korea - NAM & NAM

An amendment to the Trademark Act, effective from October 24, 2019, will remove the current stipulation that all owners of a jointly-owned trademark registration must apply for renewal together.
Tags: South Korea, News, Korea, NAM

Joel Edgerton Praises Korea’s Top Film Directors

Joel Edgerton, star of “The Great Gatsby” and “Star Wars,” heaped praise on South Korea’s top film directors Tuesday during a visit to the Busan International Film Festival. Edgerton, Timothee Chalamet and director David Michod are in Busan for a public screening of Michod’s “The King.” They were accompanied by producer Dede Gardner. Edgerton said […]
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Korea, Busan, Joel Edgerton, David Michod, Busan International Film Festival, Michôd, Timothee Chalamet, Edgerton Timothee Chalamet, Dede Gardner Edgerton

Is China the Country of the Future?

Opinion Is China the Country of the Future? USA – -( “Who Lost China?” With the fall of the Nationalist government of Chiang Kai-shek, the defeat of his armies and the flight to Formosa, that was the question of the hour in 1949. And no one demanded to know more insistently than the anti-Communist Congressman John F. Kennedy: “Whatever share of the responsibility was Roosevelt's and whatever share was (General George) Marshall's, the vital interest of the United States in the i...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Guns, China, Russia, India, America, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Nato, Middle East, Korea, John F Kennedy, South Asia

Korea Box Office: ‘Joker’ Dominates Weekend Ahead of ‘Crazy Romance’

Opening on Wednesday (Oct. 2), “Joker” landed on top of the South Korean box office. The Warner Bros. Korea release earned $16.2 million from 2.2 million admissions over opening five days, including $9.57 million earned over the weekend proper. Showing on 1,418 screens nationwide, the Joaquin Phoenix-starring psychological thriller accounted for 52% of the weekend […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Korea, Box Office, Joaquin Phoenix, Joker, Warner Bros Korea, Crazy Romance

‘Princess Aya’ Director Says Korean Animation can go Further

Lee Seong-gang, one of Korea’s most experienced and successful animation directors, says he was forced into experimentation with his fourth feature “Princess Aya,” which plays this week at the Busan International Film Festival, in the Cinema Today-Panorama section. “There were some investments we could secure only if we make it as a ScreenX movie. It […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Spotlight, Festivals, Korea, AYA, Busan International Film Festival, Lee Seong-gang, Princess Aya, Lee Seong