The People Vs. Nan-Hui Jo: Domestic Violence Victim Becomes Criminal

In the late afternoon on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, a petite Korean mother of one walked into the lobby of the Yolo County Jail wearing army fatigue pants, with tears streaming down her face. Convicted by a jury in February, she’d been locked up in the Northern California holding facility for a total of nine months. In… »6/11/15 3:10pm6/11/15 3:10pm


S. Korean Surgeon 'Going to Hell' for Sex Reassignment Surgeries

Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun is known as the "father of South Korean transgender people," and he is the leading surgeon performing sex reassignment surgeries in South Korea. Despite his own strong Christian beliefs, he says he has come to the decision that performing SRS for his patients is the right thing to do, even if it… »4/19/14 6:12pm4/19/14 6:12pm

Plastic Surgeon Fined for Displaying Towers of Jawbones in His Office

File this under your "South Korea obsessed with plastic surgery" Google alert. A doctor who specializes in removing or shaving down women's jaws to make their faces more V-shaped has been displaying the excess pieces in his office. After photos of his jawbone towers went viral, Seoul's Gangnam District local police… »1/28/14 5:15pm1/28/14 5:15pm

What K-Pop Has to Do With South Korea's Plastic Surgery Obsession

Almost the entirety of the non-white world is plagued with the never-ending desire to appear as "western" as possible. Whether that means whitening creams in India, blond hair in Egypt, or eyelid fold procedures in South Korea, the western (read: caucasian) beauty standard has permeated across virtually all… »6/25/13 2:20pm6/25/13 2:20pm

Chinese and Korean Papers Tricked By Onion Article Declaring Kim Jong Un 'The Sexiest Man Alive'

Two weeks ago, The Onion published a satirical article declaring North Korean despot and king of the butt-shaped haircut Kim Jong Un the "Sexiest Man Alive." And yesterday, a Chinese state newspaper reprinted the piece in its entirety, completely without sarcasm, along with a 55-image slide show of Kim Jong Un posing… »11/27/12 11:20am11/27/12 11:20am

A Penis Enlargement Technique That Works—And Is Only Kind of Terrifying

Things are looking up for guys in the market for a penis enlargement. It appears some researchers from Korea University have found a method that is actually effective—and you don't even have to reply to some sketchy spam email to get it. The results of their research were recently published in the Journal of Sexual… »2/03/12 12:15am2/03/12 12:15am