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  • If guilty, North Korea must have amazed even itself with Sony hack

    If guilty, North Korea must have amazed even itself with Sony hack
    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...
  • Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg like that Kim Jong Un doesn't get the joke

    Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg like that Kim Jong Un doesn't get the joke
    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...
  • El Sistema founder, Gustavo Dudamel are targets of scathing new book

    El Sistema founder, Gustavo Dudamel are targets of scathing new book
    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...
  • North Korea marks third anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

    North Korea marks third anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death
    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....
  • Review: 'Without You, There Is No Us' by Suki Kim

    Review: 'Without You, There Is No Us' by Suki Kim
    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...
  • Sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un takes senior party post

    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...
  • What's really going on in North Korea

    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...
  • North Korea's Kim had ankle surgery, South Korean officials say

    North Korea's Kim had ankle surgery, South Korean officials say
    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.   The...
  • North Korea's Kim reemerges after mysterious absence

    North Korea's Kim reemerges after mysterious absence
    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...
  • Kim Jong Un, out of sight for 37 days, is a no-show at ceremony

    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...
  • Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ill, deposed or taking a break?

    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. Kim hasn't...