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PHOTOS: Sexy South Korean gay guys emerge from the shadows

On a recent trip to Seoul, a city of ten million, the talented photographer captured a bunch of regular gay guys hanging out in the coolest ‘hoods, showing off their best street styles.
Tags: South Korea, Lifestyle, Seoul, Gaycities Link


Trump, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to hold 2nd summit

By MATTHEW LEE and DEB RIECHMANN | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear program, the White House announced Friday. News of a second meeting with the reclusive North Korean leader came after Trump met at the White House for 90 minutes with a North Korean envoy, Kim Yong Chol, who had traveled to Washington to discuss denuclearization talks. Trump and Ki...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Obama, California, Washington, North Korea, White House, China, Singapore, Sport, World news, Beijing, Soccer, Kim Jong Un, Associated Press


Trump Meets With North Korean Envoy To Resume Stalled Denuclearization Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met with a North Korean envoy Friday as the two sides worked to resume stalled efforts to end the North’s nuclear weapons program by arranging a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un. Trump and former spy chief Kim Yong Chol were to discuss relations between the two countries and continued progress on what White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said was “North Korea’s final, fully verified denuclearization.” Kim Yong Chol earlier held talks ...
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Hear the Sounds of the Actual Instruments for Which Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, and Handel Originally Composed Their Music

When we go to a concert of orchestral music today, we hear most every piece played on the same range of instruments — instruments we know and love, to be sure, but instruments designed and operated within quite strict parameters. The pleasing quality of the sounds they produce may make us believe that we're hearing everything just as the composer originally intended, but we usually aren't. To hear what the likes of Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, and Haydn would have had in their head as they...
Tags: Google, Music, London, College, History, Beethoven, Seoul, Mozart, Facebook Twitter, Bach, Haydn, Handel, Hieronymus Bosch, Colin Marshall, Facebook Hear, OAE


6 Books in Translation to Read in January

Several years ago (and probably more years ago than I realize), I started not just reading books in translation but seeking them out. I don’t know how or why I developed my interest, but if I had to guess, I’d blame Scandinavian crime fiction for turning my attention away from the English-speaking world. I love the perspective and the themes of translated fiction and nonfiction, and by stepping outside my own cultural sphere, I’m broadening my horizons. Here are six books in translation t...
Tags: Europe, Books, Kim, Madrid, Seoul, Palermo, Jules, Nuuk, Greenlandic, Grove Press, Beth F, John Cullen, Benedict Wells, Niviaq Korneliussen, Charlotte Collins Penguin Books, Anna Halager


Review: Burning

— by RON WILKINSON — Three people form a modern love triangle echoed in the cold city streets of Seoul. The farm boy falls hopelessly in love with the girl from his home town, now compromised by the overwhelming modernity of the big city. The city boy has made it big but has somehow traded […]
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Seoul, Ron Wilkinson, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jun, Chang-dong lee, Ah-in yoo


An Animated History of Cheese: 10,000 Years in Under Six Minutes

We can now eat cheese nearly anywhere in the world, and most world cuisines seem to have found — to varying degrees of success — ways of working the stuff into their native dishes. But if cheese has gone and continues to go global, from where did its journey begin? The TED-Ed video above can tell you that and more, having been written by University of Vermont professor of nutrition and food sciences Paul Kindstedt, author of Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and its Place in Wester...
Tags: Google, Facebook, College, Food & Drink, Seoul, Leo Tolstoy, Mediterranean, University Of Vermont, Facebook Twitter, BCE, Fertile Crescent, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Paul Kindstedt, Kindstedt


Day 51 Out and About in the City

Things to remember about Seoul in December cold I hate cold buy lots of coffee for outdoor sight seeing. We started walking part of the Seoul City Wall. Seoul was small back at the end of the 1300s and they built a series of wall out of mostly stone and
Tags: Travel, Seoul, Seoul City Wall Seoul


Day 50 Merry Christmas from Seoul

This may go on record of the longest day of my life. We left Kathmandu last night and our first play had a movie station for each seat. Now normally I am not the movie person but after 2 months of almost no tv I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. I en
Tags: Travel, Kathmandu, Seoul


ReKTGlobal nets $10.8 mln Series A

ReKTGlobal, the parent company of esports company Rogue, has secured $10.8 million in Series A funding. Nick Gross, founder of Gross Labs, led the round. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK CITY – January 16, 2019 – ReKTGlobal, the parent company of Rogue, today announces a $10.8-million Series A funding round. The global esports venture company’s financing was led by Nick Gross, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and musician, who is founder of entertainment and media company Gross Labs and will now join the b...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Gross, New York City, Trends, Fifa, North America, Seoul, Shah, Berlin Germany, Benjamin, National TV, Lupo, Las Vegas NV, Derek Nelson, North America Europe


SoftBank Ventures Asia recruits Lee as CFO

SoftBank Ventures Asia, SoftBank Group‘s early-stage investment vehicle, has hired Seung Lee as chief financial officer. Lee’s background includes working for more than 15 years at Morgan Stanley‘s Hong Kong and Seoul office. PRESS RELEASE SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — SoftBank Ventures Asia, the early-stage investment vehicle of the SoftBank Group, has hired a chief financial officer. Seung Lee, the new CFO, will be responsible for the management of the global funds and the l...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Softbank, Trends, People, Silicon Valley, Morgan Stanley, Seoul, Stanford University, Yale University, Lee, Seoul South Korea, SoftBank Group, BEIJING SINGAPORE, Seung Lee, JP Lee


An Ancient Egyptian Homework Assignment from 1800 Years Ago: Some Things Are Truly Timeless

Every generation of schoolchildren no doubt first assumes homework to be a historically distinct form of punishment, developed expressly to be inflicted on them. But the parents of today's miserable homework-doers also, of course, had to do homework themselves, as did their parents' parents. It turns out that you can go back surprisingly far in history and still find examples of the menace of homework, as far back as ancient Egypt, a civilization from which one example of an out-of-classroom as...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Education, Writing, College, History, Egypt, Seoul, British Library, Turin, Livescience, Facebook Twitter, Colin Marshall, Jason Daley, 21st Century Los Angeles, Egypt Mesopotamia China


Capital Dynamics wraps up new fund

Zug, Switzerland, Capital Dynamics, a private asset manager, has closed its new fund at 208 million euros, beating its initial target of 200 million euros. Capital Dynamics Future Essentials LP will focus mostly on mid-market buyout and growth capital funds, with additional allocation to co-investment funds and secondaries transactions. PRESS RELEASE Zug, Switzerland – January 15, 2019 — Capital Dynamics, an independent global private asset management firm, has held a final close of Capital Dyna...
Tags: Asia, Trends, Munich, Funds, Fund, Seoul, ESG, Liechtenstein, Europe North America, Zug, Martin Hahn, Zug Switzerland, Dach, Capital Dynamics, Germany Austria Switzerland, Environmental Social and Governance ESG


New BTS Concert Film Set for Biggest-Ever Event Cinema Release

Korean pop band BTS is on track to set another big-screen record with their latest concert film, “BTS World Tour Love Yourself in Seoul,” which will have the widest event cinema release in history. The film will hit 3,800 cinemas across 95 countries as part of a one-day release on Saturday, Jan. 26. Pathe Live has […]
Tags: News, Global, Seoul, Bts, Burn The Stage: The Movie, Love Yourself in Seoul


Download Vincent van Gogh’s Collection of 500 Japanese Prints, Which Inspired Him to Create “the Art of the Future”

Vincent van Gogh never went to Japan, but he did spend quite a bit of time in Arles, which he considered the Japan of France. What made him think of the place that way had to do entirely with aesthetics. The Netherlands-born painter had moved to Paris in 1886, but two years later he set off for the south of France in hopes of finding real-life equivalents of the "clearness of the atmosphere and the gay colour effects" of Japanese prints. These days, we've all seen at least a few examples of tha...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, Microsoft, College, France, Paris, Netherlands, Seoul, Arles, Van Gogh, Vincent, Simon Schama, Facebook Twitter, Vincent Van Gogh, Theo


Football: S. Korea seek to lift ‘curse of the fake gold’

Seoul (AFP) – South Korean football officials have presented the children of four dead players with gold medals in what is being seen as an attempt to lift a supposed curse on the team at... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Korea, Seoul, Afp


Dressing for Dream Destinations: South Korea

How to dress when visiting South Korea's ancient sites and urban jungles alike. Pexels "Dressing for Dream Destinations" is a travel series that takes us across the world to daydream about what we'd wear to various locations.South Korea is emerging as one of the top tourist destinations in Asia for a good reason. The exciting cities, food scene, and plethora of historical sites makes for an unforgettable vacation. Cities like Seoul and Busan are known for being home to very fashionable and tre...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, College, Inspiration, Korea, Vacation, Busan, Seoul, Packing, Jeju, Jeju Island, Outfits, SEOUL Seoul, Busan Busan, Jeju Island Jeju Island


A New Edition of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 That’s Only Readable When You Apply Heat to Its Pages: Pre-Order It Today

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, a novel of a nearly bookless dystopian future in which "firemen" go around burning any last volumes they can find, lends itself well to highly physical special editions. Last year we featured an asbestos-bound, fireproof version, 200 copies of which were published at the book's first printing in 1953. The year before we featured an experimental edition perhaps even more faithfully reflective of the story's premise, one whose all-black pages only reveal the ...
Tags: Google, Books, College, Ray Bradbury, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Electric Literature, Bradbury, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Read Ray Bradbury, Radio Drama Based, Facebook A New Edition of Ray Bradbury


In Seoul, It’s Called ‘Clock Alley’

Yeji-dong has focused on the sale and repair of watches and clocks since the early 1960s. But no one is sure about its future.
Tags: News, Seoul, Watches And Clocks, Shopping and Retail, Seoul (South Korea


The K-pop lover's guide to Seoul

A trip to Seoul is the only way to truly experience K-pop. Here's your guide to the top places where you can get your South Korean music fix.
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Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun: Saudi teenager fleeing family arrives in Canada after being granted asylum

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family this week saying she feared for her life arrived in Toronto on Saturday after Canada granted her asylum. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun grabbed international attention this week after she barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room to resist being sent home to her family, which denies any abuse. Qunun refused to meet her father and brother, who arrived in Bangkok to try take her back to Saudi Arabia. Qunun arrived at Toronto's Pearson Internatio...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Toronto, Canada, United Nations, Seoul, Bangkok, Korean Air, Kuwait, Reuters, Suvarnabhumi, Pearson International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Chrystia Freeland, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun, Rahaf Mohammed


Saudi woman fleeing family flies to Canada after gaining asylum

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, fled to Thailand last week accusing her family of abuseA Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family would kill her has been granted asylum in Canada and is on her way to the country, Thai officials have said.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, boarded a Korean Air flight from Bangkok to Seoul on Friday night, they added. She is due to board a connecting flight to Canada from Incheon airport in Seoul. Continue reading...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, World news, Australia news, Thailand, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Refugees, Seoul, Bangkok, Korean Air, Justin Trudeau, Incheon, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun


Net-zero home is designed to blend in with its natural, protected landscape

Located adjacent to designated wetlands, the Tung House by Seoul-based firm Project Architecture is a net-zero home that combines conscientious landscape design with energy efficiency. Along with a large photovoltaic array and solar water heater panels to provide power and heating, the home uses a number of passive features to achieve its net-zero energy use. At 2,900 square feet, the Tung House is a fairly large structure but relatively small in comparison with other homes in the area. One of...
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Saudi woman fleeing family leaves Thailand for Canada

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, fled to Thailand last week accusing her family of abuseA Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family would kill her has been granted asylum in Canada and was on her way there, Thai officials have said.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, boarded a Korean Air flight from Bangkok to Seoul on Friday night, the officials said. She is due to board a connecting flight to Canada from Seoul’s Incheon airport. Continue reading...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Americas, World news, Australia news, Thailand, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Refugees, Seoul, Bangkok, Korean Air, Incheon, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun


Canadian prime minister confirms Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun to be granted asylum

A Saudi woman who fled to Thailand fearing her family would kill her has been granted asylum by Canada, Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, confirmed on Friday. On Friday night Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, was said to be en route to Canada, where she would be granted asylum.    "Canada has been unequivocal that we'll stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world," Mr Trudeau said. "When the United Nations made a request of us that we grant Miss al-Qunun's asy...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Toronto, Thailand, Canada, United Nations, Un, Seoul, Bangkok, Justin Trudeau, Reuters, Trudeau, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun, Surachate, Qunun, Al Qunun


Marie Kondo v. Tsundoku: Two Japanese Philosophies on Whether to Keep or Discard Unread Books

By now we've all heard of Marie Kondo, the Japanese home-organization guru whose book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up became an international bestseller in 2011. Her advice about how to straighten up the home, branded the "KonMari" method, has more recently landed her that brass ring of early 21st-century fame, her own Netflix series. A few years ago we featured her tips for dealing with your piles of reading material, which, like all her advice, are based on discarding the items t...
Tags: Google, Books, Japan, Washington Post, College, Netflix, Seoul, Tupperware, Facebook Twitter, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Colin Marshall, Ron Charles, Anakana Schofield, 21st Century Los Angeles, Schofield Charles


Marie Kondo v. Tsundoku: Competing Japanese Philosophies on Whether to Keep or Discard Unread Books

By now we've all heard of Marie Kondo, the Japanese home-organization guru whose book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up became an international bestseller in 2011. Her advice about how to straighten up the home, branded the "KonMari" method, has more recently landed her that brass ring of early 21st-century fame, her own Netflix series. A few years ago we featured her tips for dealing with your piles of reading material, which, like all her advice, are based on discarding the items t...
Tags: Google, Books, Japan, Washington Post, College, Netflix, Seoul, Tupperware, Facebook Twitter, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Colin Marshall, Ron Charles, Anakana Schofield, 21st Century Los Angeles, Schofield Charles


UN expert: N.Korea nuclear talks should include human rights

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.N. rights investigator says negotiations on North Korea’s denuclearization must also include its abysmal human rights situation. Tomas Ojea Quintana told reporters in Seoul on Friday that he wants North Korea to accept his call for a dialogue on its human rights conditions. He says the human rights issue […]
Tags: News, North Korea, Nation, Korea, Un, Seoul, Seoul South Korea, Nation & World, Tomas Ojea Quintana


South Korean taxi drivers are setting themselves on fire in protest of a proposed ride-sharing app

South Korean taxi drivers are protesting a new ride-sharing app from popular tech company Kakao.  They say the app would make it impossible to make ends meet.  Two taxi drivers have reportedly died after setting themselves on fire to protest the app.  Up to tens of thousands of South Korean cab drivers have been protesting in Seoul for months against a ride-sharing service called Kakao T Carpool . Cabbies said Kakao T Carpool, which would be a ride-sharing app similar to Uber,  would underc...
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Artist Hand-Cuts an Intricate Octopus From a Single Piece of Paper: Discover the Japanese Art of Kirie

At first glance, the octopus in the video above might appear to be breathing. A second look reveals that it isn't actually breathing, nor is it actually an octopus at all, but seemingly just a highly detailed drawing of one. Only upon the third look, if even then, does it become clear that the octopus has been not drawn but intricately cut, and out of a single large sheet of paper at that. The two-dimensional sea creature represents a recent high point in the work of Japanese artist Masa...
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