FX Excursions

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June 2024
June 2024
Jun 11, 2024

Seoul Garners Good Fortune on a Wave of Cultural Popularity

First came the musical mega-hit, “Gangnam Style,” in 2012, leading the band PSY to the top of the charts, only to be followed by other beloved K-pop bands like BTS. Then, in 2020, Parasite became the first non-English-language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. The following year, the latest in a long line of Korean television shows or K-dramas, Squid Game became Netflix’s most watched series and the most watched program in 94 countries. Add the rise of Korean fine dining around the globe along with the demand for K-beauty products and high fashion, often influenced by the traditional Korean garb called hanbok, and you arrive at the cultural phenomenon called hallyu, or the Korean Wave. Indeed, South Korean popular culture, with Seoul at its epicenter, reached such a status Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts installed a hallyu exhibition, currently on display through July, which originated at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

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June 2024
Jun 10, 2024

California Gold: San Francisco Buzzes with Renewed Energy

There’s something magical about the City by the Bay. San Francisco casts a spell. The Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street (the world’s crookedest street), Golden Gate Park, Pier 39, Legion of Honor, Coit Tower, cable cars and Yerba Buena Gardens are just some reasons you might fall in love with the city. The gastronomy (the city boasts 50 of the 87 Michelin-starred California restaurants), art and music scenes will settle the matter.