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Jessica Adel (Seoul Players, Seoul Shakespeare Company)

Jesse Watt (EBS)

Charles Montgomery (Korean Modern Literature in Translation)

 

NEWS

Kenneth Bae Is No ‘Bargaining Chip,’ North Korea Says – NYTimes.com

From Clinton to Carter to… Rodman?

Dennis Rodman says heading back to North Korea

Int’l hacking group claims to have attacked N. Korean Web sites

N. Korea replaces hawkish armed forces minister


@YonhapNews WTF?–South Korean Newspaper May Have Just Printed the Worst Photoshop Ever

Park tells Obama they share ‘blessed’ names

U.S. extends visa waiver program for S. Korea


Park sacks spokesman Yoon for sexual harrassment

Some more info– Blue House Spokesman Sacked, Suspected of Sexual Assault in U.S.

Another bad Photoshop–or a great one!

Fired Aide to South Korean Leader Denies Improper Conduct

And he gets sleazier– Dismissed presidential spokesman admits to groping woman during Cheong Wa Dae investigation

“At the time, we could not tell the truth.”

SKorea sexual assault fiasco: Attacks on the victim and an SNL parody

 

Japan WWII ‘comfort women’ were ‘necessary’ – Hashimoto


Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Official Logo Released

South Korean Olympic logo is ‘risk-y business – NY Daily News

 

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO WHAA?

GUV’MENT AND JUSTICE

Police investigates 악플러s (internet commenters who leave abusive comments) against “Little Psy” – includes racial abuse

 

Gmail users are communists

 

WTF– Police criticized for waiting an hour and WATCHING during a sexual assault

 

South Korea Seeks Arrest of Podcaster Choo Chin-woo

 

Effed up– Father of school bullying victim pleas to delinquents with gifts “Please don’t hurt my child”

 

NAUGHTY CHAEBOL

Suicide of Saleswoman Prompts Boycott of Lotte Conglomerate


Foul language and brutual sales tactics lead to anti-Namyang Yutong (dairy company) campaign

Namyang’s Spilt Milk

Namyang apology doesn’t go down well

Food makers toughen sales rules

 

Samsung responsible for recent hydrofluoric acid leak: gov’t

DOH– Samsung executive apologizes for gaffe

 

Five killed in furnace gas leak at steel plant


Food makers frown at Lotte’s copycat behavior

 

A LITTLE HYPER-NATIONALISM DOESN’T HURT ANYBODY

What geographic features are there on Dokdo?


Hangeul Museum to open next year


Got sucked into the comments– One-woman Anti-Multiculturalism Protest Ignites Debate

 

Instant Ramyun Sales Rankings: Chapaguri (Chapagetti + Noguri) beats Shin Ramyun | The Marmot’s Hole

http://feedly.com/k/YGC5YO

 

EDUCATION

SAT Cancelled in Korea Due to Continued Leaking of Questions, the Academic Odyssey Continues

South Korea cheating scandal hits university bids

 

Native English teacher head count continues decline: As regional programs continue phaseouts, competence of Korean teachers called into question

English teacher training program struggles

 

Corporal Punishment Banned In Korean Schools

 

Atlanta represent– Atlanta English School Linked To Korean Prostitution Ring

 

ENTERTAINMENT


Comments– Gay director Kim Jo Kwang Soo announces marriage plans

 

Psy responds to being called ‘herpes of music’ by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong

 

Witnesses report a different story to Nichkhun’s drunk driving scandal

 

EXPAT COMMUNITY

American wanted for sex crimes against children found to have taught in Korea for the last 8 years

Update on the ‘wanted teacher’ case

Comparison of articles about sex crimes by Korean teachers and the most recent case

 

Kukmin Ilbo editorial demands stricter government controls over foreign English teachers

 

History is relevant today– One politician’s take on foreign English teachers in 1997

Kim Han-gil: “Elementary school students are defenseless before things like AIDS”

 

Something smells fishy– German diplomat probed over alleged assault during dog-bite row

 

Two foreign English teachers died in Incheon over the weekend

Fundraising for teacher who fell to his death in Incheon


HABO: Help out 3-year-old Hannah Warren of Seoul get a new trachea

 

TIME WASTERS

Random Gwangju – Snoop Dogg (Lion)


47 Cringeworthy Tattoos Being Regretted As We Speak

 

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