Although gun-related violence and school shootings are issues that may seem unfamiliar to us here in Korea, for other countries around the world, it is a festering problem with no easy solution in sight. With the recent shootings in Christchurch and Utrecht, there seems to be an alarming global trend of an increase in gun-related deaths. An unsettling uneasiness about some potentially imminent danger looms over the heads of many.
Best known as AC/DC’s co-founder and rhythm guitarist, Australian musician Malcolm Young was born on January 6, 1953 in Scotland. According to Young himself, “All the males in our family played,” and this musical background led the brothers to indeed start careers in music later on in their lives.
The genre of jazz caught the attention of the American public, took it by storm, and has held the value of one of the most influential forms of music in history. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino, better known for his stage name “Fats Domino”, was instantly exposed to the groovy musical genre of jazz.
At the International Congress of Mathematicians held in 2014 in Seoul, Stanford mathematics professor Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman honored with the prestigious Field’s Medal. Born in Tehran in 1977, she died of cancer this July, aged only 40. Her daughter was six years old.
Just before the Oscars, movie fans were stunned to learn of the sudden death of the beloved actor Bill Paxton. According to a statement the 61-year-old’s family made, he died due to complications from heart surgery. Bill Paxton was the star of some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters from the 1980s and 1990s. In the starring role in the cutting edge 1996 film The Twister, he drove us throu
Without the cause of death being given, itwas reported that Edward Franklin AlbeeIII, the prominent US playwright and three-times winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, has left thestage on September 16 at Montauk, New York. Sincethe emergence of American theater into worldwideprominence after World War II through the writingsof Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, EdwardAlbee was one who had fo
Kenny Baker, the man best known for the Star Wars character R2-D2, passed away at the age of 81 on August 13 due to a lung condition he was suffering from for the past few years. Kenny Baker was found dead by his niece Abigail Shield at his home. She said that “it was expected, but it’s sad nonetheless,” continuing that “he had a very long and fulfilling life... [that] brought lots of happiness to