Posts Tagged ‘korean war’

Reviewed: 71: Into the Fire

Korean cinema has come a long way. Of the three principal exports of the decade-old “Korean wave” (hallyu) of pop culture–the other two being music and television–South Korea’s movie industry is the one that strives most for critical as well as mass appeal, tackling once-taboo subjects such as prostitution and developmental disabilities.  This contrasts with [...]

Art Installation at Capitol Calls for Peace with North Korea

Sixtieth birthdays are momentous occasions in Korea, commemorated with lots of bowing and alcohol, and for wars it’s no different.  This year marks the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, and various groups have organized tributes – most notably in D.C., a controversial children’s concert arranged by the Unification Church in June.  [...]

Why Are Area Koreans Incensed by a Children’s Dance Concert? (Hint: The Rev. Sun Myung Moon)

For the past month, the Fairfax, Va., office of the Chosun Ilbo, one of the three major Korean-language newspapers in the Washington area, has been flooded with angry phone calls. Readers have demanded to know why the paper is sponsoring a four-day concert at the Kennedy Center that begins tonight and features a Korean children’s [...]