Moon Bloodgood brings love of sci-fi to Spielberg’s ‘Skies’
Ever since she was a child, Bloodgood has been a fan of science fiction and horror.
That’s why she starred in “Terminator Salvation,” “Journeyman” and “Day Break.” It also explains why she wasn’t interested when she first heard about “Falling Skies.”
“I’m always going to love science fiction. That’s just a part of my personality. But I had done so much of it, and I was itching to do something else,” she told the Herald in a recent telephone interview from her Los Angeles home.
4 Killed, 1 Hurt in South Korea Shooting
AP via Time.com
A corporal in South Korea’s marine corps went on shooting rampage Monday, killing four fellow marines and wounding another on a Yellow Sea island base near the country’s tense border with North Korea, officials said.
The corporal was taken into custody on Ganghwa Island, about 40 miles (70 kilometers) west of Seoul, but his motive remained unknown, and the shooting was being investigated, Defense Ministry officials said.
South Korea plans to convert all textbooks to digital, swap backpacks for tablets by 2015
South Korea announced this week that it plans to spend over $2 billion developing digital textbooks, replacing paper in all of its schools by 2015. Students would access paper-free learning materials from a cloud-based system, supplementing traditional content with multimedia on school-supplied tablets.
North Korean defector learns to live outside the world’s biggest prison
The Guardian (U.K.)
Rhee Kyeong-mi used to struggle to find enough food. Now she is finding it hard to adjust to abundance and choice in South Korea.
4 South Koreans Missing After Apparent Suicide Attempt
AP via New York Times
Four South Koreans were missing and one was hospitalized Sunday after they jumped into a rain-swollen river in an apparent group suicide attempt first conceived online, police said.
South Korea hails return of books looted by France
The Korea Herald
Korea celebrated the return of nearly 300 copies of its ancient royal documents that were looted by French troops 145 years ago with welcome ceremonies and performances in Seoul and Ganghwa Island on Saturday.
The ceremonies came after the final batch of 297 volumes of Uigwe arrived in Seoul from Paris late last month. The books have been shipped back to Seoul in four separate installments since April 14.
Korean pop groups hold first concert in Paris
The Korea Herald
K-pop fans throughout Europe descended upon Paris last Friday and Saturday to attend the first-ever Korean pop music concert in Europe.
Popular acts TVXQ, Girls‘ Generation, Super Junior, SHINee and f(x) put on a three-hour performance at Le Zenith de Paris concert hall, singing a total of 44 songs for the fans, who had come from all parts of Europe, including France, Spain, Italy and Poland.
About 100 teenage fans spent the night outside the concert hall on Thursday, while more than 1,000 people crowded outside the hall five hours prior to the start of the show. Even rain was not enough to drive away fans who stood waiting for the concert to start as they sang Korean pop songs and danced to their music.
The Korea Herald reported that only two percent of the audience was Korean, according to promoters.
The Wall Street Journal explored the business side of a potential European expansion for Korean music.
“Thanks to the Cannes Film Festival, many Korean directors, actors, and actresses have found French acclaim can lead to international fame,” said Bernie Cho, chief executive at DFSB Kollective. “Hopefully, Korean bands, singers, and musicians can now follow in their footsteps.”
South Korean University President Dead in Apparent Suicide
The Associated Press
A South Korean university president and former agricultural minister reportedly under a corruption investigation was found dead Monday in an apparent suicide, police said.
Police found the body of Sunchon National University President Lim Sang-gyu along with burned charcoal and a suicide note in a parked car in the southern city of Suncheon, officer Yang Byung-wu said.
Lim apparently killed himself with carbon monoxide gas from the charcoal sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning, Yang said.
Actress Diane Farr writes amazing book on interracial romance, Kissing Outside the Lines (with video!)
China, long lax on drunken driving, begins crackdown after string of fatal crashes
This article is pretty crazy. Find out what “My father is Li Gang!” means.
On some nights, driving along Beijing’s bar districts feels roughly on a par with sharing the road with an entire nation of newly licensed teens all weaving their way home from a pledge party.
Bringing Home the Wrong Race
The New York Times
Californication’s Diane Farr talks about the complexities of dating a Korean American. (HT Eugene Choi)