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  • On North Korea, caution is better than rash words

    On North Korea, caution is better than rash words
    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...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Hope for a more peaceful 2012

    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: ...
  • Sacha Baron Cohen brings dictators to Oscars

    Sacha Baron Cohen brings dictators to Oscars
    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...
  • Oscars' French Kiss

    Oscars' French Kiss
    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...
  • New video of horrific 2010 Philadelphia duck boat accident

    New video of horrific 2010 Philadelphia duck boat accident
  • North Korea's missile antics

    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...
  • 10 things you might not know about North Korea

    10 things you might not know about North Korea
    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...
  • Why so formal with the president?

    Why so formal with the president?
    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...
  • Irony-free zone

    Irony-free zone
    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....
  • Maryland Art Place showcases Mina Cheon's provocative 'polipop' art

    Maryland Art Place showcases Mina Cheon's provocative 'polipop' art
    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,...
  • Disney characters take center stage during North Korea concert

    Disney characters take center stage during North Korea concert
    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...