| 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....
| Dec 18, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Paramount Pictures has put the kibosh on screenings of its 2004 North Korea-themed comedy "Team America: World Police," according to movie theaters in Cleveland and Atlanta.
David Huffman, director of marketing at Cleveland Cinemas, told The Times...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Washington made the woes of cyberattack victim Sony Pictures its own on Thursday as the White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the big Hollywood studio was a matter of national security that would be met by a forceful government...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 12:38 PM
"Team America: World Police" won't strike a blow for freedom of speech after all.
Alamo Drafthouse defiantly replaced "The Interview" with a Dec. 27 screening of the 2004 satire after "The Interview" was yanked from screens over a terrorist threat....
| 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 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, Josť Antonio Abreu, has been heralded as a national...
| 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. †