Tag: south korea

‘Parasite’ First Non-English Language Film to Win Best Picture Oscar

Korean director Bong Joon-ho made history last night as his film Parasite was the first film in language other than English to win Best Picture. The film, which is a comedy-horror-thiller drama, also won three other awards, Best Original Screenplay, Best International Film, and Best Director. This comes after last fall, when Bong Joon-ho criticized the Academy and stated,...

Korean Royal Code

The new crown prince of Korea, tech entrepreneur Andrew Lee, a Korean-American, owes his royal title to a plan to create a free coding school for Koreans, inspired by the story of how his ancestor, King Sejong the Great (1397–1450), profoundly impacted Korea’s history by creating Hangeul, the phonetic writing system for the Korean language, in order to make...
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