Jekyll and Hyde World Tour: Masterpiece Put to Test

Se Eun Kim, ‘19   “Korea’s favorite musical”— this is the title that “Jekyll and Hyde” has held for 13 years. The enormous success of the musical holds an era-defining significance in the brief but vibrant history of the Korean musical industry. Not only has it started a trend of musical thrillers and established the…

Power of Time

Jean Kwon, ‘19   Everyone in the world has probably wished that they could rewind the time to certain moments. It could be the moment when you messed up your final exam, or it could be when you woke up late in the morning and found out that you were totally late for school. People…

Language, Thought, and Arrival

Language, Thought, and Arrival Jungmin Bae, ‘19   In an archetypal ET moment in the film Arrival, linguist Louise Banks puts her hand to the glass separating the humans from the extraterrestrial heptapods. A moment later the heptapods do the same. This gesture conveys an instantaneous understanding, a psychological connection that allows the two remote…

Healing Korean Musical 빨래

Healing Korean Musical 빨래 Jean Kwon, ‘19   Musicals have become a familiar form of entertainment in Korea. Not long ago, a majority of Koreans felt some distance from musicals, as they only thought of huge productions such as Les Miserables and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. These pieces have foreign backgrounds and unfamiliar plots…

Moana’s Escape From Cultural Stereotypes: Did It Succeed?

Moana’s Escape From Cultural Stereotypes: Did It Succeed? Se Eun Kim, ‘19   Disney has made significant efforts over the last few years (a period of Disney animation that is often called the “Disney Revival Era” or the “Second Disney Renaissance”) to eliminate much of its previous stereotypes. It had portrayed an African-American princess Tiana…

HOW A BUNNY FIGHTS CRIME

Only a few amongst us would have ever come across an animation crime-thriller film, considered almost an oxymoron for most individuals. This prejudice was recently broken by Disney’s latest film, “Zootopia,” released on February 17. The film is based in a world where mammals have finally created a civilisation, much like the one humans live…

BOOK REVIEW: WELCOME TO THE MONKEY HOUSE BY KURT VONNEGUT

The year is 2081, and everyone is finally equal in every way. Beautiful faces are covered with hideous masks, and intelligent men are required to wear a radio that sends out noise. It is a world where no one is uglier or stupider. This is the starting point of “Harrison Bergeron”. Or perhaps a story…