About ATK Magazine
Welcome to ATK Magazine!
I know what you’re thinking, what’s “ATK” stand for? “ATK” stands for “All Things Korean”. We’re an online magazine about Korean culture based in Toronto, Canada. Our goal is to bring you a wide variety of articles showcasing all aspects of Korean culture – from traditional to modern culture, from Korean events in Toronto to travel & sightseeing in Korea; from Korean food to Korean music, film & drama reviews.
While our name and look is new – we relaunched in February 2013 as ATK Magazine – you’ll notice we have a lot of older articles. We existed beforehand as a blog – Life’s an Adventure 2 – but grew into something bigger and hopefully, better. The blog was founded in 2005 by Cindy Zimmer (our founder & editor) as a personal blog about living and teaching English in Korea and continued as a Korean culture blog in 2010. But it was time to grow again and hence, ATK Magazine was born in 2013.
To showcase all the wonderful Korean culture that exists in Toronto and beyond. Our writers come from a variety of backgrounds – both non-Korean and Korean – and are united in the desire to share fun, interesting, informative and often funny articles about the broad spectrum of Korean culture and pop culture (often known as Hallyu or the Korean Wave). We all love Korean culture and want to share it with you through reviews, recommendations and editorials.
We are based in Toronto and as such will focus on the many Korean events, festivals, restaurants, shops and more that you can also explore. But don’t worry if you’re reading from outside of Toronto or even outside of Canada, there will be lots about Korean films, dramas, food, culture and of course, music too!
What you will see on ATK Magazine
Mondays: News, Promos and Editorials – Want to know what we think of something – ask us a question and we’ll answer them here. This is also when the editor will write editorials and promos.
Tuesdays: Drama & Film – Reviews on movies & dramas. More & more Korean films are being shown in Toronto (and the world) and with DramaFever (and other sites) it’s becoming easier to watch Korean dramas in North America. Here we’ll talk about them.
Wednesdays: Korean Food (cooking Korean, Korean alcohol, Korean restaurants, Korean cookbooks, etc.) – This day is about Korean food and will include our Korean cooking video posts. Want us to make a particular recipe, send us a request!
Thursdays: Korean Music – K-pop, hip hop, indie and other Korean music rocks and we want to share it with you. Music reviews, band interviews, concert information… if it’s about music, you’ll find it here.
Fridays: Korean Culture and Language – Want to learn about Korean culture or language from a foreigner’s perspective? Check back on Fridays! Questions & suggestions welcome!
Saturdays: Reviews – Sometimes so much is happening we need another day just to keep up on the reviews. Saturday is that day. We won’t always have a new post on Saturdays but when things get busy, you’ll find something new here.
Sundays: Next Week’s Events – If there’s something happening in Toronto we think you should know about, expect a brief listing of Korean events on Sunday. All events, concerts, festivals, or pretty much anything Korean that’s open to the public will be announced. Want your event or concert included? Send an email to our editor, Cindy, at Cindy(at)atkmagazine(dot)com.
ATK Magazine doesn’t always follow the schedule but it’s a good guideline for what to expect.
What to know something about Korean culture?
We love requests so if there is anything you think we should write about, we’ve created an “Ask Us” page for your requests. Have a question? Go to the “Ask Us” page and tell us what you want to know. We’ll do our best to answer. We can’t wait for the first question or request!!
Want us to review a product or attend an event? Want to advertise on ATK Magazine? Just want to say Hi? Feel free to contact us!