Korea's Brightest Sports Stars
Kim Yu-na, Park Tae-hwan, Park Ji-sung and Park Chan-ho all ranked high in Gallup Korea's annual athlete of the year poll from 2007 to 2012, proving themselves as the nation's biggest sports stars.
New Governments in Countries Worldwide
Amidst changes in global leadership and a new president in Korea, the year 2013 presents new challenges for the Korean Peninsula. The year 2012 saw elections in many parts of the world.
Pick Your Favorite Version of 'Gangnam Style'
Psy's "Gangnam Style" has been setting new records in the history of Korean and global pop. In September, it came in at No. 64 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart before taking the second spot for seven weeks running.
The Styles and Personalities of Korea's First Ladies
The fashion style favored by a country's first lady can serve not only as a gauge of her country's economy and culture but also her own personality. A capable first lady can play a crucial role in a successful government as a companion to the president who can provide sharp insight when necessary.
A History of Korean Girl Bands
K-pop girl groups have been captivating the public with simple, catchy lyrics and fancy choreography. Since the mid-2000s, thanks to the Korean Wave and K-pop fever, they have been admired elsewherein Asia and beyond.
Imagine Royal Life at Seoul's 5 Palaces
Seoul is home to five royal palaces from the Chosun Dynasty. They generally consist of a host of buildings with the throne hall and royal council hall at the center. Behind the throne hall, where major state events were held, are the sleeping quarters, and to the east is the crown prince's residence.