Afghanistan, a country landlocked in South and Central Asia, has grown in importance in terms of global politics. But did you know that the country, which is now one of the world’s poorest nations, was once the hub of human migration along the Silk Road and chronic conflict between the Pashtuns and Hazaras, and the Sunnis and Shias? The Kite Runner, which is the first novel written in Englis
Summer. Can’t you feel the excitement just by looking at that word? Especially after a grueling semester, everyone has at least something to look forward to during the summer vacation, whether it is sleeping in all day long or traveling to a foreign country. For me, it was this year’s Jisan Valley Rock Festival.Held at the Jisan Forest Resort in Icheon City, this year’s festival
At KAIST, it’s not uncommon to find yourself working day after day, constantly fulfilling each task just for more to pile up again. It’s not that you feel so bad that you want to throw it all away; you’re just bored and tired of the seemingly endless routine that has become your life. If this is the case, perhaps Beirut’s The Flying Club Cup could be the fresh breeze you ne
Autumn Vacation is a Korean independent band formed in 2009 with Gyepy and Bobby Chung, vocalists from Broccoli You Too and Sister’s Barbershop, respectively. Bobby Chung writes the songs and performs the guitar for Autumn Vacation while Gyepy provides the vocals. Their first album, released last October, was an instant hit in the independent music community.
Any person with the most basic knowledge of the Cold War will realize that most historical analyses are fixated on the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union. Most of what it is written is also from a nauseatingly repetitive American, or “Western,” perspectives.
Though any long-time fans are bound to be well aware of this, the Young the Giant are no newcomers to the music scene. Releasing their eponymous debut album online late last year may have given off such impressions, but they are in fact the band that was formerly known as The Jakes who, after undergoing several changes to their lineup, have caught music fans’ attention with new name and songs.
Perhaps the one word that best describes Life in Cartoon Motion, the debut album of the British singer, Mika, would be “unique.” Covered in an imaginative musical world of his own creation, he is one of the few British male pop stars who doesn’t run with the crowd. Mika’s song is undeniably catchy, jubilant and strangely addictive. Mika shows a nicely balanced mix of pop and glam rock.
“Too good to be true” was written on the poster for the MGMT show in Korea. Since the release of their debut album Oracular Spectacular, MGMT has gained much exposure in a very short period of time. Not only did the band open for Paul McCartney’s shows but they also toured the UK as a supporting act for Radiohead.
They might not be popular among the KAIST student body, but every morning, breakfast television shows wake up the sleepy nation with the latest news from around the globe. In these daily morning shows, news hosts broadcast live with stories for all demographic groups, from students to stay-at-home moms.
Author John Grisham has often captivated many adoring readers with his thriller novels that deal with the legal system, crime and everything in between. Grisham, who holds the distinction of being one of only three authors to sell two million copies on a first printing, has already built a legacy to last through works such as The Firm, The Rainmaker and The Testament.
A body fished out of a lake. A spate of unexplained high-profile murders. An oppressive totalitarian state following your every move. A beautiful female accomplice. A trusted friend who betrays you to the authorities. Admittedly, this all does sound like elements of any stale thriller novel, capable of being procured by any mug overdosed on Enemy of the State or 007 (Dan Brown did write Angels and
After eating the cuisine offered by cafeterias at KAIST for a while, you might feel the urge for something more; – something more delicious, something more that stimulates our eyes, nose and tongue at the same time. When I realized that the restaurants in Eoeun-dong couldn’t satisfy my cravings, I had to expand my scope to Gung-dong. There, I found the perfect solution for all my needs
Jack’s Mannequin is a side project of Andrew McMahon, who used to be part of a garage-band-gone-famous group called Something Corporate. His old band dealt with the endless hardships of being a teenagers in high school (kissing drunk girls, waking up in cars, calling your girlfriend “punk rock princess” and yourself her garage band king, etc.,and all the usual things). However, M
“An action movie with a guy who can’t move”; these are the words that acclaimed director Danny Boyle used to describe his latest work, 127 Hours. And truer words were never spoken for this biographical film that depicts what must be one of the most traumatic 5 days anyone has ever had to endure and live to tell the tale.The plot of 127 Hours can be summed up as follows: canyoneer
My worrying issues range from the stain on my newly bought shoes to even my obscure and completely unpredictable future. Most people have the experiences of worrying about things that are in fact mere trifles and wasting their valuable time on them. Dale Carnegie gives a clear and effective solution in his book, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.
Even in recent days, Japan is often regarded as an “enemy” of Korea due to the deeply rooted historical rivalry between the two nations. But as time passes and generations change, Korea and Japan have grown respect for each other and become close countries that have similarities but hold distinct cultures of their own.
One thing I love about walking around in a city is that you can always find new places to go to. As I was strolling down the streets of Myeong-dong, this time searching for the pair of shoes I’ve been preying on all winter, I stumbled upon something different instead. When I saw that Sophocles’ famous tragedy Oedipus was playing at the Myeong-dong Theater, I knew I had to go see it.
Facebook. If Facebook were a country, it would be the third most populous nation on the planet. Consisting of over half a billion users, the social networking hub which began in a Harvard dorm room has grown to be the definitive social network of this age with a net worth of over $20 billion, and in the process, has made founder Mark Zuckerberg the youngest billionaire alive.
Awarded an Oscar for the 2010 Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) is an Argentinean crime thriller that brings murder, romance and drama together in a rich plot on human nature. With an intricate plot, the movie brings out the darkest end to a criminal through the persistent disposition of a man who finds peace through personal justice.