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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Seoul Extends Suspension of Performances Through April 22

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, two cast members of the production of The Phantom of the Opera at Blue Square in Yongsan-gu, Seoul tested positive for COVID-19. According to The Korea Herald, the production has extended its suspension through April 22. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Seoul, Korea Herald, BWW News Desk, Yongsan gu Seoul, Blue Square


Did a Scottish Poet Invent the F-Word? A 1568 Anthology Compiled Under Plague Quarantine Suggests So

"Wan fukkit funling": as an insult, these words would today land a minor blow at most. Not so in Scotland of the early 16th century, in which William Dunbar and Walter Kennedy, two of the land's well-known poets, faced off before the court of King James IV in a contest of rhyme. The event is memorialized in the poem "The Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedie," one of 400 anthologized in what's known as the Bannatyne Manuscript. Compiled in 1568 by an Edinburgh merchant named George Bannatyne, stuck at...
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Pop Culture Imports: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire,’ ‘Itaewon Class,’ ‘The Platform,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) As this quarantine wears on, I know you’re all bored enough that you will give a foreign film a try. And with studios releasing some of their biggest theatrical and festival hits on digital platforms early, now is never a better time. Neon’s romance for the ages, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, hit Hulu early last week, while Netflix has some word-of-mouth hits on its hands with the electric...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Movies, France, America, Spain, Netflix, Korea, Kim, Hulu, Seoul, William Golding, Snowpiercer, Moises Arias, Rachel, Marianne


Classic Songs Re-Imagined as Vintage Book Covers During Our Troubled Times: “Under Pressure,” “It’s the End of the World as We Know It,” “Shelter from the Storm” & More

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, how many of us sought solace from the turbulent 21st century in cultural artifacts of bygone eras? Our favorite records by the likes of the Beatles, Queen, David Bowie; our favorite novels by the likes of Raymond Chandler, Ian Fleming, Philip K. Dick: all of them now possess a solidity that seems lacking in much current popular culture. The work of all these creators has its own kind of artistic daring, and all of it, too, also came out of times troubled in th...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Books, Music, Etsy, College, Current Affairs, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Seoul, Lucy, Facebook Twitter, Planet Earth, Alcott, Colin Marshall


The Latest: New Zealand: Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy essential

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— New Zealand declares Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy as essential workers— Japan preparing Tokyo hotel for patients with little coronavirus symptoms— India to lift ban on export of hydroxychloroquine, other drugs after Trump threat— New Zealand health minister...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, London, News, France, White House, China, India, New York City, Africa, Narendra Modi, Toronto, Taiwan, World


COVID-19 crisis spurs triple-digit growth for refurbishing startup Back Market

Eva Yoo Contributor Eva Yoo is founder of Seek Road, the project wherein she cycles from Seoul to London while interviewing startups on the Silk Road. More posts by this contributor How this Kazakhstan internet giant built success on ideas from Russia and China While a number of startups have been hard hit by efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, refurbishing firm Back Market is showing increased growth globally. The Paris ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, Gadgets, Ecommerce, Column, Europe, London, Hardware, France, China, Russia, Samsung, Tech, Smartphone, Paris


128 Members of PHANTOM Team in Seoul Test Negative For COVID-19, After Two Cast Members Tested Positive Last Week

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, two cast members of the production of The Phantom ofthe Opera at Blue Square in Yongsan-gu, Seoultested positive for COVID-19. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Seoul, BWW News Desk, Yongsan, Blue Square


Customize Your Zoom Virtual Background with Free Works of Art

Limitations stimulate creativity. While that phrasing is credited to business-management scholar Henry Mintzberg, the idea itself has a long history. We know we work more fruitfully when we work within boundaries, and we've known ever since our capabilities were limited in ways barely imaginable today. With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic having temporarily redrawn the boundaries of our lives, many of us have already begun to rediscover our own creativity. Some have even done it on Zoom, the t...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Technology, College, Venice, Getty, Seoul, Seinfeld, Van Gogh, Carrie Bradshaw, Facebook Twitter, LA County, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Colin Marshall


Palm Sunday and a home wedding: best photos of the weekend

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world, from baseball in an empty stadium in Seoul to Palm Sunday celebrations and police enforcing social distancing Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, World news, Seoul


HBO Is Streaming 500 Hours of Shows for Free: The Sopranos, The Wire, and More

We live, one often hears, in a golden age of television. But when did this age begin? Scholars of prestige TV drama — a field that, for both professionals and amateurs, has expanded in recent years — tend to point to The Sopranos, which premiered in 1999. In its eight-year run, David Chase's series about a depressed New Jersey mafia boss, a protagonist analyzed in the Behind the Curtain video essay above, set new standards in its medium for craft and complexity. To understand how much of...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hbo, Television, College, America, Barack Obama, United States, New Jersey, Silicon Valley, David Chase, Seoul, Trump, David Simon, Facebook Twitter, Scott Fitzgerald


8,578 Audience Members of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Seoul Will Be Monitored After Two Cast Members Test Positive For COVID-19

The Seoul City government will monitor all 8,578 audience members who attended a performance of The Phantom of the Operaat Blue Square in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, after two members of the cast tested positive for COVID-19. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Seoul, Seoul City, BWW News Desk, Operaat Blue Square, Yongsan gu Seoul


Pandemic Literature: A Meta-List of the Books You Should Read in Coronavirus Quarantine

Describing conditions characteristic of life in the early 21st century, future historians may well point to such epidemic viral illnesses as SARS, MERS, and the now-rampaging COVID-19. But those focused on culture will also have their pick of much more benign recurring phenomena to explain: topical book lists, for instance, which crop up in the 21st-century press at the faintest prompting by current events. As the coronavirus has spread through the English-speaking world over the past month, pa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Books, London, College, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, History, Literature, Guardian, Margaret Atwood, Albert Camus, Seoul, Florence, Michael Crichton


Spurs’ Son set for military training during virus shutdown: report

Seoul (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-min will report to a marines boot camp later this month to fulfil military service duties, a report said Thursday. All able-bodied South Korean men are... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur, Seoul, Afp, Son Heung


Watch Online 75 Short Films from 2020’s South by Southwest Festival

South by Southwest, one of America's biggest cultural events, won't happen this year. The cause, of course, is the coronavirus pandemic, its own status as an event unprecedented in our age evidenced by the fact that South by Southwest has never in its 33-year history been canceled before. When SXSW, as it's now known, launched in Austin, Texas back in 1987, it did so purely as a music festival; cinema came in 1994, when it became the "SXSW Film and Multimedia Conference." Since then quit...
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BTS’ Label Big Hit Entertainment Enjoys Record Profits

Big Hit Entertainment, the Korean music label which represents pop sensation BTS, recorded bumper profits in 2019. The Seoul-based company saw revenue nearly double to $508 million, and operating profit grow by 28% to $85.4 million. The diluted profit margin was explained by moves to diversify the company away from its reliance on BTS, through […]
Tags: Asia, News, Finance, Global, Seoul, Bts, Big Hit Entertainment


U.S., South Korea Near Tentative Troop-Funding Deal, Yonhap Says

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. and South Korea have tentatively reached a military cost-sharing agreement, the Yonhap News Agency reported, potentially ending months of bickering over the Trump administration’s demands for a massive increase.The announcement could come as early as Wednesday, the Seoul-based news service reported, citing a South Korean government official it didn’t identify. The two sides agreed to sign a multiple-year contract rather than another stopgap one-year deal, it said.The seve...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, Washington, North Korea, China, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, State Department, Donald Trump, Seoul, Esper, Trump, National Assembly, U S Defense, Yonhap


Trump gets Seoul population wrong by 28 million after boasting he knows South Korea 'better than anybody'

Donald Trump misstated the population of South Korea's capital city by around 28 million people, moments after telling a news conference he knew the country "better than anybody". The US president was responding indignantly to a question about coronavirus testing capacity from PBS NewsHour reporter Yamiche Alcindor, when he questioned her about her knowledge of Seoul. "I know South Korea better than anybody," he said.
Tags: South Korea, News, US, World, Donald Trump, Seoul, Trump, PBS NewsHour, Yamiche Alcindor


U.S. Base Workers Set for Furlough in Blow to South Korea Alliance

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. military is set to put almost half of its 8,500 South Korean civilian workers on furlough, as the two sides bicker over the Trump administration’s demands for a massive increase in troop funding.About 4,000 workers have been told not to report to American military bases in South Korea as of Wednesday, if the two countries can’t find some way to extend a cost-sharing deal that expired Dec. 31. A breakthrough seems unlikely with President Donald Trump asking for as much as ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, Washington, North Korea, China, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, World, Korea, State Department, Kim, Donald Trump, Seoul, East Coast, Pyongyang


Take a 3D Tour Through Ancient Giza, Including the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx & More

Imagine the pyramids of ancient Egypt, and a vivid image comes right to mind. But unless you happen to be an Egyptologist, that image may possess a great deal more vividness than it does detail. We all have a rough sense of the pyramids' size (impressively large), shape (pyramidical), texture (crumbly), and setting (sand), almost wholly derived from images captured over the past century. But what about the pyramids in their heyday, more than 4,500 years ago? Do we know enough even to beg...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, College, History, Harvard, Architecture, Egypt, Nile, Seoul, Giza, Facebook Twitter, Khufu, Great Pyramid Of Giza, Khafre, Colin Marshall


Trump attacks journalists for asking 'snarky' questions on coronavirus testing in US – video

Donald Trump said that federal physical distancing guidelines might be toughened as he urged Americans to help fight the coronavirus with tough measures through April. Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, said more than 1 million Americans had been tested for the coronavirus, which he called a milestone. But when questioned about testing per capita in the US, Trump wrongly claimed that the population of Seoul in South Korea was 38 million people (it is actually closer to 10 million p...
Tags: South Korea, Media, White House, US, World news, US news, Cnn, US politics, Donald Trump, Seoul, Trump, US Trump, Coronavirus outbreak


Trump accused of using coronavirus briefing as corporate advertising spot

President’s press event features leaders from Honeywell, Procter & Gamble, and MyPillow as US cases climbDonald Trump was accused on Monday of turning his daily White House coronavirus briefing into an advertising spot for corporate allies, even as the number of US cases topped 160,000.The president paraded several company leaders in the White House Rose Garden, starting with Mike Lindell, the chief executive of MyPillow, who has become a regular cheerleader for Trump at his campaign rallies.Tru...
Tags: South Korea, New York, News, White House, US, America, Cnn, Italy, Seoul, Abbott, Trump, Mike Pence, Mike, Lindell, United Technologies, Food and Drugs Administration


The Cork-Lined Bedroom & Writing Room of Marcel Proust, the Original Master of Social Distancing

Many of us now find ourselves stuck at home, doing our part to put a stop to the global coronavirus pandemic. Some of us are taking the opportunity to write the ambitious works of literature we've long intended to. Such an effort of creativity in confinement has no more suitable precedent than the life of Marcel Proust, who wrote much of his seven-volume masterpiece In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu) in bed. The Paris Review's Sadie Stein quotes Proust's biographer Diana Fus...
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Trump tried to flex by asking a reporter about the population of Seoul. Then he got it wrong by 28 million.

After trying to steamroll a reporter by asking, "Do you know how many people are in Seoul?" Trump overshot the South Korean capital's population.
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Watch 3,000+ Films Free Online from the National Film Board of Canada

What, exactly, is Canada? The question sometimes occurs to Americans, living as they do right next door. But it might surprise those Americans to learn that Canadians themselves ask the very same question, living as they do in a country that could be defined by any number of its elements — its vastness, its multiculturalism, The Kids in the Hall — but never seems defined by any one of them in particular. Many individuals and groups throughout Canadian history have participated in the pro...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Film, College, Canada, Margaret Atwood, Montreal, Jack Kerouac, Seoul, Leonard Cohen, Morgan, Facebook Twitter, National Film Board of Canada, NFB, Colin Marshall, John Grierson


Exploding the myths behind K-pop

Bright and irresistible, K-pop provides the beat to South Korea’s youth culture. But behind the perfect smiles and dance routines are tales of sexism and abuse As students wait outside an exam room in Seoul’s affluent Gangnam district, the air is tense. A girl in a school uniform rocks a guitar back and forth in her hands next to a boy who stares nervously into his fringe. Another girl sitting on a nearby bench adjusts her crop top. But in a neighbourhood filled with English and maths crammers, ...
Tags: South Korea, Music, Culture, Pop and rock, Seoul, Bts, Lee, Kevin Lee, K-pop, Gangnam, Mudoctor Academy


North Korea fires two missiles as Seoul condemns ‘inappropriate’ timing

Latest in flurry of launches draws particular criticism amid coronavirus pandemicNorth Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the ocean off its east coast on Sunday, the latest in an unprecedented flurry of launches that South Korea decried as “inappropriate” amid the global coronavirus pandemic.Two “short-range projectiles” were launched from the coastal Wonsan area and flew 230km (143 miles) at a maximum altitude of 30km (19 miles), South Korea’s joint chiefs o...
Tags: South Korea, North Korea, World news, Asia Pacific, Korea, Seoul, Wonsan, Coronavirus outbreak


North Korea fires two 'ballistic missiles' into sea: Seoul

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Sunday, the fourth such launch this month as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic. Two projectiles were fired eastwards from the port city of Wonsan and flew 230 kilometres (143 miles) into the Sea of Japan -- also known as the East Sea -- at a maximum altitude of 30 kilometres, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. "Such military action by North Korea is an extremely inappro...
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, Seoul, Joint Chiefs of Staff, East Sea, Wonsan, Sea of Japan


The National Emergency Library Makes 1.5 Million Books Free to Read Right Now

The coronavirus has closed libraries in countries all around the world. Or rather, it's closed physical libraries: each week of struggle against the epidemic that goes by, more resources for books open to the public on the internet. Most recently, we have the Internet Archive's opening of the National Emergency Library, "a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training ...
Tags: Google, Books, Abc, College, US, United States, Internet Archive, Paris, Libraries, Army, Alvin Schwartz, Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murakami, Albert Camus, Seoul, Kafka


How to Teach and Learn Philosophy During the Pandemic: A Collection of 450+ Course Videos Free Online

The term philosophy, as every introductory course first explains, means the love of wisdom. And as the oldest intellectual discipline, philosophy has proven that the love of wisdom can withstand the worst human history can throw at it. Civilizations may rise and fall, but sooner or later we always find ways to get back to philosophizing. The current coronavirus pandemic, the most frightening global event most of us have seen in our lifetimes, doesn't quite look like a civilization-ender,...
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How to Teach and Learn Philosophy During the Pandemic: A Collection of 450+ Philosophy Videos Free Online

The term philosophy, as every introductory course first explains, means the love of wisdom. And as the oldest intellectual discipline, philosophy has proven that the love of wisdom can withstand the worst human history can throw at it. Civilizations may rise and fall, but sooner or later we always find ways to get back to philosophizing. The current coronavirus pandemic, the most frightening global event most of us have seen in our lifetimes, doesn't quite look like a civilization-ender,...
Tags: Google, Greece, College, Online Courses, Philosophy, Jackson, Albert Camus, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Steinberg, Hume, Nietzsche, Weinberg, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Liz Jackson