A friend suggested Rebecca — a number one musical running for the fourth time in Korea. I was told that the show would not disappoint; the acting, the music, and the story were to be top notch. What’s more, the Sunday night shows were offered at a discount. This was it, I thought. Importantly, the show exceeded expectations.
While others rushed into cinemas for the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I had my eyes fixed on the classic eighties science-fiction sequel by one of my favorite directors, Denis Villeneuve. His filmography so far is nothing short of spectacular, consisting of unique movies that are not only visually stunning but also intellectually challenging. Prisoners, Enemy, and Arrival, three movies that you should definitely take the time to watch, are a few examples. But enough fanboying for now — let’s take a look at Blade Runner 2049.
As an international student new to Korea, last month’s long Chuseok was a good opportunity for me to escape from what was beginning to feel like a pretty repetitive and hectic freshman life here at KAIST. I want to take every chance to experience different aspects of Korean culture. Hence, I booked a couple of nights for myself through the Templestay program.
The mighty EDM, future-pop duo, The Chainsmokers, has hit the Korean stages again. Visiting Korea for the third time since performing at the 2014 Ultra Pool Party and 2015 Global Gathering Korea, the duo successfully filled two concert locations in Busan and Seoul for their own tour this time round.
In Korea, people call autumn the season of reading. While the act of reading has not change much, what we read has changed drastically as technology has advanced. Although there will always be those who prefer a hard copy and the feel of the physical book itself over a digital copy, one just cannot simply overlook the strength of eBooks that their original forms do not have: portability. So for this month’s App Comparison, I will be comparing and contrasting two book apps from two tech giants: Google’s Play Books and Amazon’s Kindle.
If you have seen any of Edgar Wright’s previous films, you would have been looking forward to his latest movie, Baby Driver. If you have yet to see it, what are you waiting for? This wild, 120-minute action-comedy ride will have you clenching onto your seat, begging for a seatbelt.
Long-loved by many KAISTians over the years, 1114 has closed down and united with its brother, 1117. However, it’s not just sad news for various gourmets of KAIST that haunt Eoeun-dong for delicious cuisine. Replacing 1114, is Moelleux, selling fresh pastry everyday. Its modest and minimalistic appearance is unrevealing and in first sight, it’s hard to tell what it’s selling. But
For Korea, the past few years have been a time of much turbulence. Political scandals burst out almost everyday, conflicts amongst Korean citizens brew everywhere, even in the internet, and life is getting harder for the average Joe. In such turbulent times, the author of The Samurai that coveted Chosun Gwanghoon Lee writes about what Korea might need to take a step forward. This book, published o
Back in 2014, not many people considered Guardians of the Galaxy a success — after all, it was difficult to take seriously a superhero movie featuring a raccoon and a speaking tree. However, Guardians turned out to be one of the best and definitely most original movies of the Marvel Universe. In fact, the movie was so successful that producers gave a green light for the sequel’s produc
The highly anticipated British rock band Coldplay hit the stage with “A Head Full of Dreams Tour” on April 15 and 16 at Jamsil Olympic Stadium. An audience of 90,000 gathered from all over Korea and even from neighboring countries to witness its visit. There was an outburst of anticipation when Coldplay’s visit was first announced last November; it had never visited Korea before.
Tra-la-laaaa! Make way for the one and only Captain Underpants, for he is about to hit the screens for the first time! This March, DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox revealed the first trailer for Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, causing a buzz among numerous fans that spent their childhood with this ridiculously underdressed superhero. After two months of anticipation, finally the
On April 30 and May 7, tvN’s popular TV show Problematic Men aired a KAIST special with KAIST students as guests. Problematic Men is a show in which cast and guests solve puzzle sets and compete for the title of “Problematic Man” of the episode. The regular cast includes Hyun-moo Jeon, Seok-jin Ha, Ji-seok Kim, Jang-won Lee, Tyler Rasch, and Kyung Park.The students who appeared i
This year’s NCAA Basketball Tournament was definitely one of the tournaments that had many upsets. The favorites Villanova and Kentucky were eliminated in the early stages of the tournament alongside teams with a rich history, Duke and Kansas. The last time that a player rated best overall in the rookie class got to be featured in the tournament finals was when Anthony Davis’ Kentucky