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K-pop boy band Beast’s comeback record breaks new ground

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YANG Yoseob, wearing World Cup shirt, and Beast executing what Billboard calls “the most athletic and impressive showing yet from K-pop dance.”

The comeback record of leading Korean pop (K-pop) boy band Beast, “Good Luck,” is sweeping the Hallyu music charts for its tuneful dynamism and video that has intrigued many for its cross-cultural references.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Wear it Gangnam style

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TYPICAL scene at Garosu-gil, where young artists gather

If you want to spot the latest trends among Seoulites, then Garosu-gil in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, is the place to be, aptly named for its beautiful tree-lined street in the middle of the city, adorned with gingko trees. (Garosu-gil means “tree-lined street” in Korean). It has a wealth of shops, from budget-friendly street brands to expensive [...]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in 2BU,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Korean TV dramas give Asian shoppers urge to splurge

In a photo taken on June 12, 2014 visitors pose for photos before an exhibition featuring the set of popular South Korea television drama 'My Love From a Star' in central Seoul. AFP FILE PHOTO

The export success of South Korea’s TV dramas has spawned a hard-selling world of branded entertainment that uses product placement to push everything from smartphones to lipsticks.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Where to ‘jam’ with Big Bang, 2NE1, Psy

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GO IN the evening and see why the Starry Garden’s view is a favorite among photography enthusiasts.

Dongdaemun in Seoul is one of South Korea’s most popular shopping districts, while Gangnam draws many people who hope to get a glimpse of their favorite K-pop stars.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Korean fashion brand features the season’s most wearable trends

MULTICOLOR checkered shirt and pastel-orange chino pants

Korean fashion brand Basic House makes summer official with its latest collection of casual clothing, a summary of the season’s most wearable trends anchored on the brand’s simplicity and comfort.

Posted: May 9th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

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