| Dec 19, 2014
| 8:26 PM
The Sony hack and the demise of "The Interview" have people howling about appeasement, corporate shenanigans and Kim Jong Un's private life. What will happen next? What should have happened already? And how will it ripple through Hollywood, Washington and...
| 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 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...
| 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...