| 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 3, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's office on the Sony Pictures lot is a lot like you might imagine it to be. A glass marijuana pipe sits on the desk beside Rogen's computer along with an ashtray filled with the butts of half a dozen joints. An arsenal of Nerf...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Everyone loves El Sistema, Venezuela's revolutionary music education program — which serves hundreds of thousands of students, many in the barrios — and produced Gustavo Dudamel. Its founder, José Antonio Abreu, has been heralded as a national...
| 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....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:09 AM
During six months in 2011, journalist Suki Kim taught English at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) to the sons of North Korea's most elite families while secretly taking copious notes about what she saw and learned. Kim hid her...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:16 PM
The younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has assumed a senior position in the ruling Workers' Party, state media reported on Thursday, consolidating a third generation of Kim family rule in the secretive state.
Kim Yo Jong, who is believed...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:12 PM
It was a news story that read like the plot of a Peter Sellers or Mike Myers picture: Vertically challenged dictator of a starving populace, overweight and addicted to imported Swiss cheese, falls off his high heels and breaks both ankles. He is sent...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 7:51 AM
South Korea’s main spy agency believes that a mysterious long absence by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can be explained by surgery he had in September to remove a cyst from his right ankle, South Korean lawmakers said Tuesday.
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:03 PM
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance since early September, the nation’s official media reported Tuesday, ending a mysterious absence of nearly six weeks.
The front page of Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 3:55 AM
Speculation over the health and whereabouts of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un grew Friday after he apparently did not attend ceremonies marking an important national holiday. The young head of the reclusive country has not appeared in public since he was...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:06 PM
If North Korean leader Kim Jong Un isn't sick, he must be dead -- at least politically.
That's the thinking behind a rash of rumors that the portly 31-year-old scion of the Hermit Kingdom's founding communists has been toppled from power.