Though Kim Jong Un’s world might seem glamorous, it turns out that the life of a despotic, human rights-violating dictator is stressful. Because since ascending to the throne in 2012, Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un has put on nearly 100 pounds.
Suki Kim, a journalist who risked imprisonment and possibly her life to go undercover in North Korea, has written a piece for the New Republic about how her book was received. The publisher insisted it be soft-marketed as a “memoir,” while reviewers condescendingly called her “deceptive” for “betraying” the students…
Otto Warmbier, a 21-year-old student at the University of Virginia who was visiting North Korea, has been given 15 years hard labor for crimes against the state after trying to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel.
Can you think of anything more fun than absolutely shredding a fiery guitar solo in honor of your Supreme Leader?
Radio Free Asia is reporting that North Korea has implemented a new policy forbidding doctors from performing abortions or implanting birth control devices like IUDs. It’s part of an effort to stem the country’s falling birth rate, according to the news agency.
Former Arkansas Governor and current contender for grouchiest Cabbage Patch Doll Mike Huckabee spent last night’s Democratic debate on a tear, tweeting rather unreservedly about the issues. It was eye-opening, at least for anyone not already aware of his penchant for terrible metaphors.
In a series on life inside North Korea, NK News has been asking defectors about the customs and traditions they observed before they fled the country. This week, the questions were all about weddings, receptions, and honeymoons. It’s all predictably grim, but also fascinating. And, if you hate bouquet tosses, the good…
An international group of female peace activists crossed the heavily militarized border between North and South Korea earlier today. The group of about 30 members, called WomenCrossDMZ, included notable women like Gloria Steinem and Nobel Peace laureates, Leymah Gbowee and Mairead Maguire.
Gloria Steinem wants North and South Korea reunified and is proposing a walk in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) to prove it. It’s called WomenCrossDMZ.org and organizers are hoping to gather 30 women for the walk in this, the 70th year of division.
In an effort to strengthen their military forces, North Korea announced that it will make military service mandatory for women.
After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, Sony has decided to allow the release of The Interview (in a few theaters, anyway). Good for them. But now that it's an option, do you really want to shell out ten or more real American dollars to see a movie about a couple of goofballs assassinating a living head of state?
North Korea is ready to declare war over a Seth Rogen movie.
Pick-up artists are nothing if not resourceful. After being cockblocked by all those independent, assertive feminists in Western countries, they've set their sights on distant lands - namely North Korea, where authoritarianism or other socioeconomic realities make them into the ultimate forbidden fruit.
The origins of some movies are the stuff of legend—Gone With the Wind, Citizen Kane, Apocalypse Now, etc.
Clutching a badly frayed passport and a Nike duffel, former rebounding legend and Michael Jordan acquaintance Dennis Rodman entered a rehab facility in New Jersey. The trip to rehab comes after the latest of Rodman's slumber parties with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and an ugly meltdown in front of CNN reporter …
North Korea has one of the worst human rights records of any country in the world. There is no free press, citizens have no right to free speech and live constantly under the threat of arbitrary arrest, imprisonment and torture. Over 200,000 North Korean men, women and children live in prison camps where they're…
The concept of a standup comic in North Korea seems fairly puzzling: while the American media love to make fun of how bafflingly and absurdly out-of-touch and unbelievably, repressively terrible Kim Jong-un (and the late Kim Jong-il) are as dictators, its obvious that North Korean comedians don't have that right —…
CAPE TOWN, South Africa—This is what a North Korean postgame press conference sounds like:
Well, it looks like we finally found the intersection on the Venn diagram for North Korea and tween girls from the 1970s. Both, as it turns out, are super into unicorns. And making things up.