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Behold the Glass Armonica, the Unbelievably Fragile Instrument Invented by Benjamin Franklin

We’re all familiar with keyboard instruments. Many of us have also heard (or indeed made) music, of a kind, with the rims of wine glasses. But to unite the two required the truly American combination of genius, wherewithal, and penchant for folly found in one historical figure above all: Benjamin Franklin. As we’ve previously noted here on Open Culture, the musically inclined Franklin invented an instrument called the glass armonica (alternatively “glass harmonica”) — or rather he re-inv...
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Three BTS Members Sell $8 Million of HYBE Shares, All Seven to Quarantine After U.S. Concerts

Three members of K-pop group BTS have sold some of their shareholdings in Hybe Corporation, the management company that launched them, netting them a combined $8.4 million. All seven idols are expected to miss the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMAs) awards show in Seoul, following the reintroduction of health restrictions in South Korea due to […]
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Three BTS Members Sell $8 Million of HYBE Shares, All Seven Set Quarantine After U.S. Concerts

Three members of K-pop group BTS have sold some of their shareholdings in Hybe Corporation, the management company that launched them, netting them a combined $8.4 million. All seven idols are expected to miss the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMAs) awards show in Seoul, following the reintroduction of health restrictions in South Korea due to […]
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, Global, Musicians, Seoul, Bts, HYBE Corporation, Omicron Variant


Get Unlimited Access to 3,000+ Courses for $1: Sign Up for Coursera’s Black Friday Special (Available Until December 4)

The pandemic has lessened the appeal, such as it was, of going out to shop on Black Friday. Of course, for a while there, it precluded the possibility of going out for any reason, even an educational one. Thus the past year or two has seen many all over the world discover the appeal of online learning. Of the platforms already active in that sector, Coursera has perhaps most enthusiastically collaborated with established universities and other educational institutions. The site offers, as previ...
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K-pop boyband BTS members cash out $8.5 million worth of shares in their management agency, Hybe

K-pop band BTS.The Chosunilbo JNS Hybe founder and chairman Bang Si-hyuk gifted company shares to all 7 BTS members before it went public.  Share prices of Seoul-based Hybe hit a record high of 421,500 won ($359) on Nov. 17 — triple its IPO offer price of 135,000 won ($115) a share in October 2020. The K-pop sensation is currently in Los Angeles where they are holding in-person concerts for the first time since the pandemic started. Three members of K-pop boyband BTS have sold around 10 billi...
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What Movies Teach Us About Mozart: Exploring the Cinematic Uses of His Famous Lacrimosa

In the annals of surprisingly impressive IMDb pages, few can surpass that of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Despite having died a century before the birth of cinema, he has racked up and continues to rack up more composer credits each and every year. Many of these owe to the use of one piece, indeed one movement, in particular: the Lacrimosa from his Requiem, which contains the very last notes he ever wrote. “We should probably expect some of these uses to have a somber, funereal quality, and ...
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Lana Cho Inks Overall Deal With 20th Television, Joins ‘American Born Chinese’ as Co-Executive Producer

Lana Cho, a writer and producer whose credits include “I Know What You Did Last Summer” for Amazon Prime Video and the upcoming “American Seoul” for Hulu, has signed a multi-year overall deal at 20th Television. Cho will create her own comedies and dramas for all platforms while supervising series from other writers. As her […]
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Host S.Korea Shifts U.N. Peacekeeping Meet Online Amid Omicron Concerns

By Hyonhee ShinSEOUL (Reuters) - A U.N. peacekeeping conference expected to draw more than 700 people to Seoul next week from 155 nations will now...
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U.S. Military Leaders in S.Korea for Talks Over N.Korea, Alliance

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and other top military officials were set to gather in South Korea on Wednesday to discuss...
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Watch Paul McCartney Compose The Beatles Classic “Get Back” Out of Thin Air (1969)

In its nearly eight-hour runtime Peter Jackson’s new documentary series The Beatles: Get Back offers numerous minor revelations about the world’s favorite band. Among the filmmaker’s avowed aims was to show that, even on the verge of acrimonious dissolution, John, Paul, George, and Ringo enjoyed stretches of productiveness and conviviality. Much else comes out besides, including that the catering at Apple Corps headquarters was miserable (amounting most days to toast and digestive biscuits...
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Hear Haruki Murakami Play Beatles Covers on His Radio Show, Murakami Radio

Now ramping up to a wide release is a film that will draw in no few fans of Haruki Murakami around the world: Drive My Car, adapted by filmmaker Ryusuke Hamaguchi from Murakami’s short story of the same name. That name itself comes, of course, from the Beatles song, their knockout opener to Rubber Soul. It wasn’t the first time Murakami had borrowed a title from the Fab Four. The novel that made him a household name, in his homeland of Japan and subsequently the rest of the world, was ca...
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LG Energy Solution Gets Preliminary Approval for IPO

SEOUL (Reuters) - Battery maker LG Energy Solution (LGES) has received preliminary approval for what has been widely tipped to be South Korea's...
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Samsung to Supply New Advanced Auto Chip to Volkswagen

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics on Tuesday revealed new auto chips targeting demand for advanced chips in cars, including one mounted in...
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Watch John Cage’s 4’33” Played by Musicians Around the World

Make sure to watch the video above with the sound on. In it musicians from around the world all play a well-known composition: 4′33″ by John Cage. “I spent weeks asking strangers on the internet to send me their radically different interpretations, and boy did they deliver,” writes the video’s creator Sam Vladimirsky. “ My inbox filled with adaptations by an Austrian death metal band, a marimba player, a bunny rabbit, the Museum of Musical Instruments in Phoenix, a middle school music te...
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S.Korea Exports Seen Growing for 13th Month; CPI Rate Near Decade-Peak: Reuters Poll

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean exports likely grew for a 13th straight month in November, a Reuters poll showed on Monday, while the pace of...
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Where to buy a PlayStation 5 — sign up for a chance to buy one directly from Sony during the holidays

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.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 remains difficult to find, but retailers like Walmart, Best Buy and GameStop restock regularly. Though discounts are not expected, some stores may have PS5 stock allocated for Cyb...
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‘Hellbound’ Creator Yeon Sang-ho Details Season 2 Plans, Teases Third Zombie Movie in World of ‘Train to Busan’

Netflix’s latest genre offering from Korea, dark sci-fi thriller “Hellbound,” doesn’t waste any time in getting straight to the action. In the first minutes of the pilot, giant, billowing demons — think The Hulk meets an evil Michelin Man — erupt into the heart of Seoul to torture and scorch to death one of the […]
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Widow of former South Korean dictator Chun Doo-hwan offers ‘deep apology’ for brutal rule

During the final funeral service Lee Soon-ja says sorry for the pains suffered during her husband’s reign The widow of South Korea’s last military dictator has issued a brief apology over the “pains and scars” caused by her husband’s brutal rule as dozens of relatives and former aides gathered at a Seoul hospital to pay their final respects to Chun Doo-hwan.Chun, who took power in a 1979 coup and violently crushed pro-democracy protests a year later before being jailed for treason in the 1990s, ...
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Widow of SKorean Dictator Issues Apology Over Brutal Rule

The widow of South Korea’s last military dictator has issued a brief apology over the “pains and scars” caused by her husband’s brutal rule as dozens of relatives and former aides gathered at a Seoul hospital to pay their final respects to Chun Doo-hwan.
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The Drugs Used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans

Many of us living in the parts of the world where marijuana has recently been legalized may regard ourselves as partaking of a highly modern pleasure. And given the ever-increasing sophistication of the growing and processing techniques that underlie what has become a formidable cannabis industry, perhaps, on some level, we are. But as intellectually avid enthusiasts of psychoactive substances won’t hesitate to tell you, their use stretches farther back in time than history itself. “For ...
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Korea Selatan menaikkan suku bunga karena inflasi memanas, Berita Ekonomi & Berita Utama

SEOUL (REUTERS) – Bank sentral Korea Selatan menaikkan suku bunga kebijakannya pada Kamis (25 November), seperti yang diperkirakan secara luas, karena kekhawatiran tentang meningkatnya utang rumah tangga dan inflasi mengimbangi ketidakpastian seputar kebangkitan kasus Covid-19.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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5 Reasons Squid Game Fans Should Watch Hellbound

2021 was quite the year for Korean media. The demand for South Korean shows, music and movies has grown exponentially over the years, with critically-acclaimed films like "Oldboy," "Parasite," and "Train to Busan" drawing more allure to the industry than ever before. That appeal only compounded with the viral success of Netflix's "Squid Game," which introduced the concept of the k-drama to millions more. Hwang Dong-hyuk's sadistic spin on children's playground games is paving the way for other d...
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The Last Duel And Colossal Are Both Brutal Deconstructions Of The Fragile Male Ego

Grumpy genius grandpa of the cinema space Ridley Scott is rocking a big 2021, with two films — "The Last Duel" and "House of Gucci" — hitting theaters mere months apart. "The Last Duel" flopped at the box office, for which Scott blames Millennials — and if your instinctive reaction is one of anger, remember how much more boring the film world would be if Scott developed a filter in interviews and/or started giving a flying f*** about what Twitter thinks of him. Whether Scott going old-man-yells-...
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South Korea: cult whose leader ‘heals’ by poking eyes at centre of Covid outbreak

At least 241 people linked to religious community test positive for virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA little known sect led by a pastor who pokes eyes to heal is at the centre of a Covid outbreak in South Korea, as the country reported a new daily record of 4,116 cases and battles a rise in serious cases straining hospitals.In a tiny, rural church in a town of 427 residents in Cheonan city, south of Seoul, at least 241 people linked to the religious community tes...
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Read 800+ Thanksgiving Books Free at the Internet Archive

On Thanksgiving Day, Americans make the (sometimes arduous) effort to gather for an enormous traditional meal and for many, a now equally traditional viewing of televised football. But even when stretched to their maximum length, these activities occupy only so many hours. What to do with the rest of the day? You might consider heading over to the Internet Archive and filling it with some holiday-appropriate reading. Last year that site’s librarian Brewster Kahle tweeted a suggestion to “check ...
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In 1997, Wired Magazine Predicts 10 Things That Could Go Wrong in the 21st Century: “An Uncontrollable Plague,” Climate Crisis, Russia Becomes a Kleptocracy & More

Hydrogen-powered cars. Biological, then quantum computing. Gene-therapy cancer treatments. An end to the War on Drugs. Reliable automatic translation. The impending end of the nation-state. Man setting foot on Mars. These are just a few of the developments in store for our world by the year 2020 — or so, at any rate, predicts “The Long Boom,” the cover story of a 1997 issue of Wired magazine, the official organ of 1990s techno-optimism. “We’re facing 25 years of prosperity, freedom, and a bette...
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Samsung Elec Picks Taylor, Texas as New $17 Billion U.S. Chip Plant Site

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday it had picked Taylor, Texas as the location for a new $17...
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The 24 most popular books of 2021 so far, according to Goodreads members

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.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. We rounded up the most popular fiction and nonfiction books published in 2021, based on Goodreads. Want more books? Check out the best books of the year, ...
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Wired Magazine Predicts the Troubles of the 2020s Back in 1997: “An Uncontrollable Plague,” Climate Crisis, Russia Becomes a Kleptocracy & More

Hydrogen-powered cars. Biological, then quantum computing. Gene-therapy cancer treatments. An end to the War on Drugs. Reliable automatic translation. The impending end of the nation-state. Man setting foot on Mars. These are just a few of the developments in store for our world by the year 2020 — or so, at any rate, predicts “The Long Boom,” the cover story of a 1997 issue of Wired magazine, the official organ of 1990s techno-optimism. “We’re facing 25 years of prosperity, freedom, and a bette...
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Former South Korean dictator Chun Doo-hwan dies aged 90

Chun ruled for eight years after seizing power in a coup in 1979, and presided over the infamous 1980 Gwanju student massacre Former South Korean president, Chun Doo-hwan, who presided over the infamous Gwanju massacre during his iron-fisted eight-year rule, has died aged 90.Chun had multiple myeloma, a blood cancer which was in remission, and his health had deteriorated recently, his former press secretary Min Chung-ki told reporters. He passed away at his Seoul home early in the morning and hi...
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