| Dec 23, 2011
Perhaps there has been nothing more baffling to American eyes than the photographs of hordes of obviously grief-stricken North Koreans mourning the death of their 69-year-old dictator, Kim Jong Il. Under his reign and that of his father, the people of the...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 8:48 AM
It is common for writers at the end of the year to give a summation of the previous 12 months' events and to end on a hopeful note for the new year. Forgive me for being so common.
No matter your political persuasion, the world lost 3 villains in 2011: ...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Sacha Baron Cohen crashed the Oscars red carpet Sunday as "The Dictator," dumping the "ashes" of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on Ryan Seacrest and the red carpet.
Dressed as Admiral General Aladeen, "The Dictator" from his upcoming movie, he...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 8:58 PM
Hollywood got it right on Sunday, as Adam Sandler picked up a record 11 Razzie nominations. Congratulations, Adam, you deserve it!
Oh, right, the Oscars. As expected, "The Artist," the best picture nominated for best picture, took home the top prize at...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Under its new ruler, Kim Jong Un, North Korea has reverted to its old tactics of provocation and aggression with the launch this week of a long-range missile it claims was intended to put the country's first satellite into orbit. It's unclear whether...
| Dec 23, 2012
North Korea is an international pariah, a bandit state, the "Hermit Kingdom." It's also a net exporter of news: North Korea announced Friday that it had detained an American citizen for "hostile acts against the republic." And a rocket launch this month...
| Aug 8, 2012
American exceptionalism—which is fun to say (all those syllables!)—is grabbing some headlines this summer, thanks to the intersection of a heat-filled presidential campaign and a much-hyped, much-watched Olympics.
We're devouring these Summer...
| Aug 25, 2012
What started as a casual interest in North Korea quickly became an almost decade-long obsession for writer and Stanford professor Adam Johnson. The fruit of his fixation, his novel “The Orphan Master's Son,” was just released in paperback....
| Jun 9, 2012
Mina Cheon is used to seeing things from multiple perspectives.
As a child in South Korea, the artist was exposed to two religious philosophies — Buddhist on her father's side, Christian on her mother's — and embraced a third as an adult,...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 12:32 PM
So you’ve just inherited a struggling communist nation from a dad who took synchronized gymnastics shows to a whole new level and you want to set a new party tone.
For North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong Un, this is achieved with some help from...