Posts tagged "Korea"
The Ch'eat Sheet: 5 Good Eats at a Mailbox Near You

The Ch’eat Sheet: 5 Good Eats at a Mailbox Near You

Introducing The Ch’eat Sheet, a Chincha column devoted to savoring food and drink in the Seoul area. The Ch’eat Sheet is written for foodies or hungry people eating out or hoping to make something of their apartment kitchens. What’s a good concert without a good meal, glass of wine, or bowl of patbingsu beforehand, anyway?...
Global Seoul, Global Lives

Global Seoul, Global Lives

Global Lives will soon launch a 24-hour-long film following a day in the life of a Seoul odd-job man, as part of a worldwide project aiming to bring a wider cultural understanding to its viewers. Chincha speaks to Sam J. Queen, director of the locally-shot documentary, as he talks projects, goals and some rather interesting...
A Citybreak in Seoul: Day Two

A Citybreak in Seoul: Day Two

This is a review of day two of Citybreak, the new midsummer rock festival in Seoul. Click the link for a review of day one. The heat only intensified on day two, which added to the fury of the first band to grace the Super Stage, Apollo 18. Their invigorating thrash metal and grizzly vocals...
A Citybreak in Seoul: Day One

A Citybreak in Seoul: Day One

A tall purple sky and a coliseum of heat-warped white brick stretched ahead of me at the entrance to the Hyundai Card Citybreak festival. The number of people outside belied the soon-to-swell mass that heaved in Jamsil’s Sports Complex for the two-day rockathon. Don’t sweat if you missed it — because you certainly would have...
Chincha Presents: Summer 2013 Future Shorts Pop-up Film Festival

Chincha Presents: Summer 2013 Future Shorts Pop-up Film Festival

So summer is here in monsoon-soaked Seoul, bringing with it flashes of lightning bolts and thunderous rapture. But not to worry. The sunshine will be back permanently soon, and if it doesn’t return we’ll be celebrating summer anyway on Platoon Kunsthalle’s fake grassy floor, while watching the newest selection of films pop-up festival Future Shorts...
2nd Korea Style Week 2013: Aug 8 to 11, 2013 at COEX, Seoul

2nd Korea Style Week 2013: Aug 8 to 11, 2013 at COEX, Seoul

Korea Style Week (KSW) is a biannual affair with a focus on clothing and accessories, promoting a varied range of Korean fashion — from street clothing fads to eminent designer brands. Korea Style Week Korean fashion has been receiving a lot of attention recently with the rise of the Hallyu Wave, the name given to the...
Events in Seoul This Week: July 25 - 31

Events in Seoul This Week: July 25 – 31

With summer holiday season beckoning and the end of the monsoon season in sight, there’s reason to be happy. And what better way to celebrate than to go to some ruddy good events? Take a look at what’s in store. ONGOING ALPHONSE MUCHA EXHIBIT @ Seoul Art Center Not only is the Seoul Arts Center...
6 Gripping Films from PiFan 2013 Worth Watching

6 Gripping Films from PiFan 2013 Worth Watching

This year’s Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan), in its 17th year, served up an eclectic mix of new and classic films by auteurs from varied nationalities and walks of life. Featured film series like “Urban Cult: Dark Side of the City” and “The Catcher in Korean Film: KAFA in 30 Years” confronted the audience...