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Day: March 31, 2020

Culture
Yun-ha Byun

Lighting the Darkness

Early humans harnessed fire and drove back the darkness. By bringing light to the night, they could extend the span of their activities and accelerate the development of culture. A wide range of lightening devices has since been developed. As in other parts of the globe, oil lamps and wax candles were the primary means to lighten the dark hours in traditional Korean society. They were long familiar to Koreans at night until the introduction of modern sources of illumination, such as petroleum lamps and electricity.

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Culture
Yun-ha Byun

“Areum Married”

The form is lo-fi and personal like a diary in the Korean Areum’s captivating film about gender roles, bodies, and femininity, with her own family life as the raw material.

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