Kingston resident Yvonne Sewell works to make sure artists are treated with respect.
In the 1960s and 70s, Max’s Kansas City was New York City’s most buzz-worthy nightspot, drawing an eclectic, electric crowd of stars, creatives, and counterculture celebrities.
House of Hummingbird, which won prizes at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival, the Seoul Independent Film Festival, and the 69th Berlin Film Festival, can soon be seen at the Tribeca Film Festival.
When DramaFever suddenly shut down without notice on October 16, 2018, viewers and site contributors were confused. The streaming site abruptly went black with a message saying that the sudden closure was due to “a variety of business reasons.”
Author Lisa See had wanted to write about the haenyeo for a decade when she realized that time was running out. If she waited much longer there might not be many women left to interview.
Won Dong Yeon, producer of Masquerade and the first two films of the Along With The Gods franchise, spoke at The Korea Society in New York City on the day after the 2019 Academy Awards. While discussing the Korean film industry, he was asked what he thought of the Netflix film Roma winning foreign film and cinematography Oscars and what that might mean for Korean filmmakers.
If you can’t get enough of zombie dramas, you’re in luck. The second season of Kingdom, the zombie drama, set in medieval Korea, starts filming this month.
Han Ji Min’s transformation into the character Baek Sung Ah seems even more skillful when you meet the actress in person. Gracious and glamorous, Han is emphatically unlike the unsociable ex-con she plays in Miss Baek, the film that opened the 2019 New York Asian Film Festival Winter Showcase.
Wait for the light to change on a busy Seoul sidewalk and, as in any city, you’ll notice commuters checking their phones. For some this quick check monitors more than messages. It's a chance to watch a web drama, with webisodes from two to 15 minutes; just long enough for a light to change or a short commute.
Miss Baek, starring Han Ji Min, will open the New York Asian Film Festival’s first-ever Winter Showcase in New York City. Titled Crazy Broke Asians, the name of the February event plays off the successful 2018 film Crazy Rich Asians.
Since the Hallyu or Korean Wave first brought Korean television dramas to foreign audiences in the 1990s, fans have paid homage to their favorites by visiting filming locations throughout Korea. Given the sets of some recent productions, such drama tours might also involve stops in other countries.
When Yoo Ah In appeared on the New York Times Best Actors of 2018 list, some of the paper’s readers may have wondered who he was or why the South Korean actor was listed alongside familiar celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke and Glenn Close.
A Hurley resident tells the tale of Markle’s formerly homeless beagle, now happily “at home” in Buckingham Palace.
As soon as the leaves begin to flutter and fall, I start my holiday ritual. I fan out forks, knives, and spoons in a shining arc, like soldiers ready for inspection, then hunt for rags and silver polish.