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N.Korean Leader's Sister Warns Seoul Against Military Drill With Washington

SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said on Sunday that if South Korea carries out a planned joint...
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Where to buy a PlayStation 5 - Sony has sold more than 10 million PS5 consoles but stock remains hard to find

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Sony's PlayStation 5 remains hard to find months after its release. Sony Sony's PlayStation 5 launched with two models- the $500 standard PS5 and a $400 digital edition. The PS5 has been consistently sold out since release, but retailers have been restocking regularly. For detailed thoughts on the PS5's performance, you can read our full PlayStation 5 review. Table of Contents: Masthead Sti...
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A missile race is heating up all across Asia

Chinese DF-26 ballistic missiles in a parade for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, in Beijing, September 3, 2015. Andy Wong/Pool via REUTERS The apparent growth of China's ICBM force has received international attention in recent weeks. That growth is only one facet of China's rapid and ongoing military expansion. That expansion worries China's neighbors, which are now expanding their own missile arsenals. See more stories on Insider's business page. Recent r...
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Watch the Live TV Adaptation of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Most Controversial TV Drama of Its Time (1954)

“Wife Dies as She Watches,” announced a Daily Express headline after the broadcast of Nineteen Eighty-Four, a BBC adaptation of George Orwell’s novel. The article seems to have attributed the sudden collapse and death of a 42-year-old Herne Bay Woman to the production’s shocking content. That was the most dramatic of the many accusations leveled against the BBC of inflicting distress on the viewing public with Orwell’s bleak and harrowing vision of a totalitarian future. Yet that same pu...
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Craft Aerospace’s novel take on VTOL aircraft could upend local air travel

Air taxis may still be pie in the sky, but there’s more than one way to move the air travel industry forward. Craft Aerospace aims to do so with a totally new vertical-takeoff and landing aircraft that it believes could make city-to-city hops simpler, faster, cheaper, and greener. The aircraft — which to be clear is still in small scale prototype form — uses a new VTOL technique that redirects the flow of air from its engines using flaps rather than turning them (like the well-known, infamously ...
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The Sounds of Space: An Interplanetary Sonic Journey

There are those of us who, when presented with dueling starships in a movie or television show, always make the same objection: there’s no sound in outer space. In the short film above, this valid if aggravatingly pedantic charge is confirmed by Lori Glaze, Director of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate’s Planetary Science Division. “Sound requires molecules,” she says. “You have to be able to move molecules with the sound waves, and without the molecules, the sound just doesn’t move.” S...
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LG Chem's Q2 Profit Handily Beats Estimates on Lawsuit Money

SEOUL (Reuters) - LG Chem Ltd posted a four-fold surge in second-quarter profit that trumped market expectations, helped by settlement payments...
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Once a Covid success story, South Korea sweats through summer of Delta surge

As infections soar to record highs and the vaccine rollout languishes, some fear there is no end in sight for the pandemicSee all our coronavirus coveragePark Eun-sun is facing the most challenging set of circumstances since going into business for herself in August of 2020.Having kicked off Nostimo, her restaurant in southern Seoul, during the coronavirus pandemic, Park has had to work harder to attract customers who were reluctant to eat out during a public health crisis, while complying with ...
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Tony Hawk Breaks Down Skateboarding Into 21 Levels of Difficulty: From Easy to Complex

Thirty or so Christmases ago, I received my first skateboard. Alas, it was also my last skateboard: not long after I got the hang of balancing on the thing, it was run over and snapped in half by a mail truck. There went my last chance at Olympic athleticism, though I couldn’t have known it at the time: it debuted as an event at the Summer Olympics just this year, and its competitions are underway even now in Tokyo. This is, in any case, a bit late for me, given the relative… maturity of...
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The Latest: S Korea Sets Another New High for Daily Cases

South Korea is reporting a new daily high for coronavirus cases a day after authorities enforced stringent restrictions in areas outside the Seoul capital region seeking to slow a nationwide spread of infections.
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Frida Kahlo: The Complete Paintings Collects the Painter’s Entire Body of Work in a 600-Page, Large-Format Book

Most of us who know Frida Kahlo’s work know her self-portraits. But, in her brief 47 years, she created a more various body of work: portraits of others, still lifes, and difficult-to-categorize visions that still, 67 years after her death, feel drawn straight from the wild currents of her imagination. (Not to mention her elaborately illustrated diary, previously featured here on Open Culture.) Somehow, Kahlo’s work has never all been gathered in one place. That, along with her enduring appeal ...
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Quotes: North, South Korea Restore Hotlines, Pledge to Improve Ties

SEOUL (Reuters) - South and North Korea have restored hotlines that were severed last year and the two countries' leaders have agreed to rebuild...
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South and North Korea restore hotline after a year on hold

Communication channels have been restored after being severed when cross-border ties soured and Trump summits failedSouth and North Korea have restored their once-severed hotline and the two countries’ leaders have agreed to rebuild trust and improve ties, Seoul’s presidential Blue House has said.North Korea’s state media outlet, KCNA, also said all inter-Korean communication channels were reopened at 10am on Tuesday, in line with an agreement between the leaders. Continue reading...
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What Makes Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks a Great Painting?: A Video Essay

“Even though you may live in one of the most crowded and busy cities on Earth, it is still possible to feel entirely alone.” Though hardly a novel sentiment, this nevertheless makes for a highly suitable entrée into a video essay on Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks. Its creator is gallerist and Youtuber James Payne, whose channel Great Art Explained has already taken on the likes of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa, Michelangelo’s David, Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych, and Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of ...
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Tokyo diary: South Korea and Japan turn back the clock

The two countries revived Olympic tradition and former colonial tensions with politically charged gestures• With early coverage of the Games inevitably focused on coronavirus, geopolitical tensions have barely had a look-in. But South Korea and its former colonial ruler Japan are doing their best to revive the Olympic tradition. They have clashed over politically charged banners hanging from the South Korean team’s balconies, while a planned appearance by the country’s president, Moon Jae-in, wa...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Media, Sport, Asia Pacific, Tokyo, Olympic Games, Seoul, Yoshihide Suga, Moon Jae, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Coronavirus


The Latest: SKorea to Extend Distancing Rules in Seoul Area

South Korea says it’ll extend the toughest distancing rules imposed on the greater Seoul area for another two weeks, as it’s battling its worst coronavirus outbreak.
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Discover The Grammar of Ornament, One of the Great Color Books & Design Masterpieces of the 19th Century

In the mid-17th century, young Englishmen of means began to mark their coming of age with a “Grand Tour” across the Continent and even beyond. This allowed them to take in the elements of their civilizational heritage first-hand, especially the artifacts of classical antiquity and the Renaissance. After completing his architectural studies, a Londoner named Owen Jones embarked upon his own Grand Tour in 1832, rather late in the history of the tradition, but ideal timing for the research ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, England, Design, London, College, Spain, Turkey, Britain, Victoria, Seoul, Ornament, Jones, Granada, Owen Jones


Coronavirus live: Dutch and Czech athletes in Tokyo test positive; South Korea reports record daily cases

More Olympic athletes confirmed to have Covid; Seoul considering new restrictions amid one of worst outbreaks to dateStark silence in Tokyo speaks volumes about Olympic fearsChina refuses further inquiry into Covid-19 origins in Wuhan labAustralia PM says sorry for vaccine failures amid Sydney lockdownFiji records its highest number of weekly deaths from CovidUK coronavirus updates – live 10.25am BST A Czech beach volleyball player has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 (see 10:11 and 0...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Science, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul, Wuhan, Reuters, Czech Television, Coronavirus, COVID, Marketa Nausch Slukova


Coronavirus live: two more Tokyo athletes test positive; South Korea reports record daily Covid cases

Seoul considering whether to expand restrictions amid one of South Korea’s worst outbreaks to date; Tokyo Olympics officials say there are now 87 positive casesStark silence in Tokyo speaks volumes about Olympic fears‘Never thought this would happen in France’: day one of vaccine passFiji records its highest number of weekly deaths from CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.22am BST UK business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has said a “very narrow” list of sectors whose workers will be exempt f...
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What dodging North Korean missiles taught me about shooting down Kim Jong Un's growing arsenal

A photo of what North Korea's government said was the August 29, 2017, test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile. Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP A North Korean missile launch in August 2017 sent people in South Korea and Japan scrambling to bunkers. The missile broke up and fell into the Pacific, but North Korea's growing missile arsenal remains a concern. The US, South Korea, and Japan all have missile defenses, but stopping an incoming...
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The 24 most popular books of 2021 so far, according to Goodreads members

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Goodreads members added books like "The Four Winds," "Crying in H Mart," and "The Push" to their "Want to Read" lists. Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Goodreads is a platform where users rate and review books. Every July, Goodreads releases a list of the most popular books of the year so far. This list includes the 24 most popular fiction and nonfiction books of the first half of 2021. Goodreads is the...
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The Aesthetic of Evil: A Video Essay Explores Evil in the Films of Bergman, Hitchcock, Kubrick, Scorsese & Beyond

Movies have heroes and villains. Or at least children’s movies do; the more sophisticated the audience, the hazier the line between good and evil becomes, until it finally seems to vanish altogether. Not that cinema directed toward genuinely mature audiences dispenses with those concepts entirely: rather, it makes art out of the ambiguity and interpenetration between them. This is true, to an extent, even in some of the recent wave of big-budget superhero movies, in the main exerci...
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'Donation of the century': South Korea unveils late Samsung boss' 23,000-strong art collection

Two Seoul museums have unveiled some of the 23,000 artworks donated by late Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee's relatives as they seek to settle an inheritance tax bill of over 12 trillion won ($10.4 billion).
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The Meaning of Hieronymus Bosch’s Spellbinding Triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights

Hieronymus Bosch was born Jheronimus van Aken. We know precious little else about him, not even the year of his birth, which scholar Nicholas Baum guesses must have been right in the middle of the fifteenth century. But we do know that the artist was born in the Dutch town of ‘ s-Hertogenbosch, better known as Den Bosch, to which his assumed name pays tribute. It is thus to Den Bosch that Baum travels in the The Mysteries of Hieronymus Bosch, the 1983 BBC TV movie above, in search...
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New US Trailer for Korean Survival Thriller 'Escape from Mogadishu'

"The people in Seoul don't even know what's happening to us, right?" Well Go USA has released an official US trailer for a Korean film called Escape from Mogadishu, originally known as just Mogadishu. This is debuting in early August in the US in select theaters, just a few weeks after it opens in Korea first, which is a quick turnaround for a Korean film. Based on a true story: as civil war rages in Mogadishu, rival North and South Korean diplomats are left trapped. With no aid from either ...
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An Introduction to Japanese Kabuki Theatre, Featuring 20th-Century Masters of the Form (1964)

The English language has adopted kabuki as an adjective, applied to situations where exaggerated appearances and performances are everything. Business, politics, media: name any realm of modernity, and the myriad ways in which its affairs can turn kabuki will spring to mind. A highly stylized form of dance-drama originating in the seventeenth century, it continues to stand today as a pillar of classical Japanese culture — and indeed, according to UNESCO, one piece of the Intangible...
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S.Korea Says Moon's Japan Visit, Summit With Suga 'Still Uncertain'

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in's Japan visit and summit with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is "still uncertain",...
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I went to American Dream, the behemoth New Jersey mall with 2 theme parks and ski slope, and saw the devastating effects of the pandemic on retail

Inside the American Dream mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Thomas Pallini/Insider American Dream opened in October 2019 after more than 20 years of planning and development. Just after it opened, however, the pandemic hit, and the mall was forced to close. I visited American Dream and saw how badly retail has been hit during the pandemic with the rise of e-commerce and the fall of in-person shopping. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the shadow of New York City...
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Japan, S.Korea Leaders Summit in Limbo Amid Uproar Over Sexual Innuendo

By Chang-Ran Kim and Jack KimTOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) -Plans to hold the first in-person summit between the leaders of Japan and South Korea have hit...
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S.Korea to Expand Curbs on Private Gatherings Beyond Seoul

By Joori RohSEOUL (Reuters) -South Korea will expand tougher COVID-19 restrictions on private gatherings to outside the Seoul metropolitan area, as...
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