| Mar 14, 2015
| 7:30 PM
The textile factories producing "made in China" goods from compounds just across the Yalu River from North Korea offer a glimpse into a hidden world that is helping North Korea's economy to thrive.
Operated by North Koreans, the factories produce...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 7:29 PM
The U.S. ambassador to South Korea struggled with pain as he recovered Friday from a knife attack, while police searched the offices of the anti-U.S. activist who they say slashed the envoy while screaming demands for Korean reunification.
| Feb 18, 2015
| 7:30 AM
In publishing, as in showbiz, timing is critical. Serendipity seems to have smiled on author Paul Fischer and his new book, "A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress and a Young Dictator's Rise to...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:13 AM
Three potential Republican presidential contenders parried on issues including Cuba policy and the qualities necessary to win the White House during a Sunday night panel discussion that also afforded an unprecedented, if limited, peek into the workings of...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 12:46 PM
Sunday night's Golden Globes saw hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler take on the sexism of Hollywood and the rape allegations against Bill Cosby, but a recurring gag about North Korea with Margaret Cho playing an army general / HFPA member has fallen flat with...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:45 AM
The Golden Globes honored the new and the socially progressive in TV on Sunday, with top awards going to two freshman series, Amazon's transgender comedy "Transparent" and Showtime's extramarital drama "The Affair."
Offering thanks for the comedy...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 4:14 PM
North Korea has discovered that not only is the pen mightier than the sword, but malware may be more powerful than its nuclear deterrent.
For decades, North Korea's propaganda machine (dubbed by a colleague of mine, Aidan Foster-Carter, the Great...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:40 PM
There are myriad ramifications to the hacking of Sony's computers and the domino effect of its yanking "The Interview," in the wake of a murky threat from the North Korean cyber underground. Putting it in perspective is Douglas Thomas' turf. The USC...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Leave it to the Canadians to get us into trouble on Christmas.
Seth Rogen, a Vancouver native, is a co-director and star of “The Interview,” a film that was pulled from its Christmas Day launch.
The premise of “The Interview”...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Well, what a year, huh? Crazy stuff in politics, in sports, in entertainment. Really crazy in entertainment.
Let's take, for example, the explosion of the Sony computer-hacking scandal into an international event with the pulling of the comedy "The...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 3:08 AM
North Korea on Wednesday marked the third anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong Il, ending a traditional period of mourning and setting the stage for his son Kim Jong Un to further entrench himself as the country’s unchallenged leader....