Psy Fans Gallop To Gangnam District (And Why I’m Not Happy About It)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

You might assume that most global citizens have had enough of Psy, the infamous rapper who, if he didn’t invent his signature “gallop” dance, certainly resurrected it. You may think this genius of a man has been transformed into something even more obsolete than a teeny-bopper’s “so over” description: gasp, a meme. Though Psy has […]

This Is Why You Want To Experience Seoul’s Nightlife

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Quite simply, it rocks and will probably suck you in. On a recent trip to the Korean capital, my friends and I found it utterly impossible to break the cycle of pre-dinner drinks, delicious Korean food, bars and street food, followed by an early afternoon wake-up call. We had every intention of sightseeing-filled days, a […]

Seoul: The Old, The New, The Perfect

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Korea, like an onion (or Shrek), is steeped in layers. Ancient history and tradition hold fast as trendy and progressive thinking prevail. It has an interesting dynamic of old and ultra-modern, most likely due to an age-old history of invasion. The fiercely held traditions are entwined within a country that is, literally,  freshly built. Nowhere is the gap more dramatic than in the country’s capitol of Seoul. Perhaps that […]

When Has Your Meal Had A Story Like This?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

So much more than the “leeks, onions, garlic, and other greens” that swim amidst the odd presence of sliced hotdogs and Spam, one of Korea’s favorite dishes, Budae Jjigae, is a stew with a backstory not likely associated with most meals, as’s own Jon Wick finds out in this piece. Arising out of the […]

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