Steven Yeun of The Walking Dead Thinks You’re Watching the Show Wrong
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Steven Yeun says the body count of characters is not the point of the post-apocalyptic show The Walking Dead.
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An Island Marred by a Ferry Disaster and Sustained by Dogs
“Before a deadly ferry sinking in April, the South Korean island of Jindo was known largely for one thing: its dogs, famous for their loyalty and homing instinct.”
Mr. Sulu Wants to be Batman: The Rise of the Asian American Superhero
Paula Lee discusses possibilities of mainstream Asian American actors being casted as superheroes in blockbuster films.
K-pop Pioneers: Rare Photos of The Kim Sisters
Fifty years ago, before K-pop became a global sensation, three young Korean women formed an ensemble that shook America’s music scene.
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22 Asian Actors Who Deserve to be the Romantic Lead
Buzzfeed compiled a list of Asian American actors who have the acting chops and charm to be a romantic leading man in film/TV.
Korean Drama Tackles Taboo Subject of Mental Illness
South Korea has one of the world’s highest suicide rates and very few Koreans talk openly about mental heath. However, a recent TV drama titled “It’s Ok, That’s Love” may open a dialogue on the taboo subject. Taking place in a mental health ward of a hospital, the drama follows the story of a psychiatrist who bonds with a successful novelist with schizophrenia and OCD.
Tong Yang Chief Gets 12-year Jail Term for Fraudulent Debt Sale
Hyun Jae-hyun, Tong Yang Group’s chairman, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraudulently selling debt products and inflicting huge losses on thousands of investors.
Michelle Wie Says Long Injury Layoff Was a Blessing in Disguise
Despite missing most of the LGPA season, Michelle Wie states that her time off has helped her regain focus for her upcoming tournaments.
DramaFever Bought by Japan’s SoftBank Corp.
DramaFever, an online distributor of Korean dramas and other international shows, was recently bought by SoftBank, a Japanese telecommunications and Internet corporation, for an undisclosed amount.
Lisa Ling: What I Learned as an Average Student
In the latest episode of Lisa Ling’s series This is Life, she explores the results of Robert Graham’s controversial project from the 80s, in which he tried to improve the intellectual capacity of the human gene pool by creating a sperm bank that recruited from some of the most intelligent men in the world. After meeting a couple of the offsprings from Graham’s experiment, Ling reflects on her own childhood as an average student.
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Park Meets Pope, Wraps Up Visit to Italy
South Korean president Park Geun-hye met Pope Francis in Vatican City on Friday, reciprocating his memorable visit to South Korea (he arrived in a Kia Soul) in August.
U.S. Army Generals and South Korean Army Representatives Lay Wreath at Memorial
“U.S. Army generals and representatives of the Republic of Korea and its Army, laid wreaths at the Korean War Memorial here, today, to commemorate those who fought in the three-year-long conflict in that country.”
Marvel Reveals Asian American Female Superhero Silk
At New York Comic Con, Marvel introduced a female Asian American superhero with spider powers named Silk, aka Cindy Moon.
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