Closing out what’s been an, umm, eventful week, here are just a few notable news items to peruse before another summer weekend begins. Stay safe and hydrated, and we’ll see you on Monday.
Seoul moves to ban subterranean dwellings following deadly flooding
Officials in Seoul are mulling a ban on basement-level and semi-basement-level homes following a historic rainstorm that unleashed catastrophic flooding across large swaths of the South Korean capital city. Known as banjiha flats, Seoul’s subterranean abodes represents roughly 5 percent of the city’s total housing stock. Emblematic of rampant economic inequality, Banjiha homes gained international attention thanks in part to Parasite, Bong Joon-ho’s genre-spanning, Oscar-winning
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