A Korean social worker who dedicated her life to helping build families through international adoption has died at 83.
What happened: Hyun Sook Han, affectionately known by friends and family as Mrs. Han, passed away from kidney cancer in her home in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Nov. 5, according to The New York Times. Her funeral was attended by a crowd of adoptees and parents whom she helped during her service to her community.
“Squid Game” star Park Hae-soo will take on a leading role in the South Korean version of the Spanish crime drama “Money Heist” (“La Casa de Papel”), Netflix announced on Tuesday.
Who he’s playing: Park, who won fans as Cho Sang-woo in “Squid Game,” will play Berlin in the upcoming adaptation. He is the first cast member to be announced for the series, Deadline reported.
‘Are we proud?’: South Korean food critic makes waves for saying Korean fried chicken is truly American
A popular South Korean food writer has been actively vocal against Korean-style fried chicken, claiming that its meat is too small to be tasty.
Fowl play: Food columnist Hwang Kyo-ik urged Korean consumers to demand better chicken from local restaurants that sell small, expensive ones, reported Korea Times.
BTS expressed heartfelt emotions about their return to stage for their live concert as well as their sentiments on Asian hate and the challenges facing Asian artists.
“Is this really reality, or is this a dream?”: The K-pop band shared their enthusiasm for their first in-person concert after two years at a global press conference held on Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, reported The Korean Herald.
Two years after their last in-person concert, South Korean mega group BTS kicked off a four-day concert at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium on Saturday.
The boys are back: The Saturday event marked the first time BTS, consisting of members RM, Jin, V, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin and Jungkook, held an in-person concert since their 2019 Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour.
In a time when identity can be divisive, Joanne Lee Molinaro has curated a space to bring people together: Korean, vegan or otherwise.
The first time I encountered Molinaro, also known as the Korean Vegan, it was through her TikTok. The app’s algorithm, always uncannily certain of the type of content I would want to watch, delivered me a video of hers. It eludes me now which one I saw first, exactly — but I remember immediately going to her profile and scrolling through dozens more.
Blackpink’s production company announced Lisa’s positive COVID-19 test results in a press release.
The statement: Lalisa Manoban, better known as Lisa, was diagnosed with coronavirus earlier this afternoon, according to YG Entertainment via Soompi.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in tweeted a congratulatory message for BTS after they won the 2021 “Artist of the Year” award at the American Music Awards (AMAs).
Korea’s soft power: President Moon celebrated the K-pop band’s historical AMAs win by congratulating and thanking BTS on his official Twitter account on Nov. 22.
British luxury brand Burberry has installed an eye-catching mirrored mountain structure on South Korea’s volcanic Jeju Island, the first of a planned series of global pop-ups from the fashion house.
Shining bright: The structure, which was designed to evoke how the digital and physical worlds collide, will house an art installation and a café until Dec. 12.
Kim Hyung-rok, a computer graphics supervisor from South Korea-based Gulliver Studios, recently revealed how much of the “Squid Game” set was made up of computer-generated imagery (CGI) created by his team.
VFX: The hit Netflix show “Squid Game” drew the attention of millions of viewers, but Gulliver Studios revealed that not all is real by releasing a video of the show’s visual effects breakdown.
The K-drama horror-thriller “Hellbound” is officially available to stream on Netflix today.
The new world: After the hit show “Squid Game” became Netflix’s most-watched original series, the platform followed up with a new Korean series.
A time capsule from K-pop supergroup BTS is now on display at a museum dedicated to modern and contemporary history in Seoul.
A piece of modern history: Visitors of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History can now view the modern “relic” that the seven-member boy band presented to President Moon Jae-in during the first Youth Day event on Sept. 19, reported Korea Herald.