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  • 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, JosĂ© Antonio Abreu, has been heralded as a national...
  • Taste-testing the goods from Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop

    Taste-testing the goods from Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop
    Do your kids love s’mores so much, they’d even drink a s’mores-flavored soda? Well, now they can! The recently opened Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop offers a wide variety of wild soda flavors kids go wild about. Located in the heart...
  • Roskino Unveils St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum Line-up, Poster

    LONDON -- Roskino CEO, Katya Mtsitouridze, has unveiled the official poster and line-up of events for the first ever St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum, which was introduced at the Cannes Film Festival. The Media Forum, which is organized by Roskino,...
  • Audiobook roundup: 'Dear Leader,' others

    Audiobook roundup: 'Dear Leader,' others
    Dear Leader by Jang Jin-sung, read by Daniel York, Simon & Schuster, 11:43, $23.99 Jang Jin-sung's "Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee — A Look Inside North Korea" provides a startling insider's view of the globe's most secretive and unpredictable...
  • Despite warnings, more Western tourists are traveling to North Korea

    Despite warnings, more Western tourists are traveling to North Korea
    It's the kind of publicity that would seemingly scare off sightseers: A trio of U.S. citizens detained in North Korea pleading for help last week in brief, rarely granted media interviews. Yet even as the ordeal for the men, who had gone to the...
  • North Korea leader's 'executed' ex-girlfriend shows up alive on TV

     North Korea leader's 'executed' ex-girlfriend shows up alive on TV
    Yet another urban legend about North Korea bites the dust. The ex-girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un, reportedly executed by firing squad last year, turned up apparently alive and well on a state television broadcast Friday night. Hyon Song Wol, a...
  • Korea and the power of politics

     Korea and the power of politics
    SEOUL — Americans like to pretend that politics don't matter and to bemoan the slight differences between our political parties. These are luxuries we can afford as the world's richest and most stable country. But for much of the world, politics are...
  • North Korea leader's purge looks like China's Cultural Revolution

    North Korea leader's purge looks like China's Cultural Revolution
    BEIJING -- One might call it North Korea’s version of the youth revolution. There is Kim Jong Un, who at 30 is believed to be the world’s youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, whose main claim to fame is as...
  • Six North Korea-themed movies that beat Rogen and Franco to the punch

    Six North Korea-themed movies that beat Rogen and Franco to the punch
    North Korea is rattling its saber over Seth Rogen and James Franco's upcoming comedy, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate the country's real-life leader, Kim Jong Un. A spokesperson for the nation's Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the...
  • In North Korea, meth is offered as casually as a cup of tea

    In North Korea, meth is offered as casually as a cup of tea
    After the North Korean coal mine where she worked stopped paying salaries, Park Kyung Ok tried her hand at business. Buttons and zippers, candy and dried squid, fabric, plastic tarpaulins, men's suits and cigarettes. "I sold just about everything,"...