Asiana Airlines Headline Called “Racist” and “In Bad Taste”

This weekend, tragedy struck. Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed in San Francisco. Over 180 people are injured, and two are dead. Nineteen passengers are still hospitalized, with six still in critical condition. Two thirds of the passengers were Asian, which is why the Chicago Sun-Times's headline is angering some… » 7/08/13 7:55am 7/08/13 7:55am

Hyundai Ex-CEO Wins South Korean Presidential Election

And we thought it was only here in 'merica where folks are willing to set aside allegations of fraud and wrongdoing against our choices for high political office. The same's true in South Korea, where the people have just elected former Hyundai CEO Lee Myung-bak as the new President-Elect of Korea's better half. This… » 12/19/07 10:30am 12/19/07 10:30am

Motoring in North Korea

Posse up with Li'l Kim and his Il Sung of a dad as Bloomberg takes a look at North Korea's automotive industry and culture since the fifty-four-forty-or-fight mess of the 1950s. Roughly 20-25,000 cars exist in the totalitarian state; less than one for every thousand North Koreans. And while the government tends to… » 7/09/07 6:30pm 7/09/07 6:30pm

Hyundai Plans 110-Story Building To Serve As Headquarters And Korean…


I love it when big corporate entities get involved in building big buildings in downtown city centers. It always ends up becoming this big ol' phallic power trip on their part as they try to make their building more grandiose than the competition who've done something similar. Or in the case of Hyundai's recent report … » 10/16/06 9:45am 10/16/06 9:45am